Trips & Retreats

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Congregational Trip to Israel

December 21-30, 2017

This is your chance to find your story in Israel; from Haifa to Jerusalem, from Tel Aviv to the Negev Desert, across generations. Celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday on a Central Synagogue community trip featuring an itinerary with dedicated tracks for all ages and interests!

“There is nothing like experiencing Israel firsthand…I encourage every one of you to go to Israel. Often.” – Rabbi Angela Buchdahl

Attend an Information Session

Thursday, March 16, 6:30pm | Community House

Interested in traveling with Central to Israel? Join Rabbis Ben Greenberg and Rebecca Rosenthal to learn more about this upcoming trip. RSVP for the Info Session »

Initnerary highlights include…

Adult Track:

  • Taste of Israel’s winery scene.
  • Hear from leading voices in Israeli society.
  • Discover cutting edge Israeli art and music.

Family Track:

  • Entertaining and experiential learning opportunities for your children.
  • B’nei Mitzvah Families: a special service and activities to mark your milestone in Israel.
  • Parents: make your trip a multi-track experience. Childcare will be provided so you can join in Adult Track evening options.

Group Activities:

  • Pray at the Western Wall.
  • Float in the Dead Sea.
  • Welcome Shabbat with an Israeli Reform community.

Register »


Retreat with Central

Central Goes to Limmud NY

February 17-20, 2017 • Hyatt Regency, Princeton, NJ

Join Rabbis Stephanie Kolin, Nicole Auerbach, Ben Greenberg, and Cantorial Intern Shani Ben-Or and your fellow members as Central goes to Limmud NY! Our Central clergy will be leading services at Limmud and teaching various sessions throughout the weekend. We will enjoy delicious Shabbat meals together and grow closer as a community as we spend the weekend together at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Princeton, NJ. People of all ages and stages are welcome. There is a full children’s program run by Camp Ramah of Nyack offering exciting child programming and childcare throughout the entire weekend. Adults can enjoy special cocktail hours and receptions. Whether you are a parent of young children, a young professional, or an empty nester, there is so much for you to experience, learn and do at Limmud NY! Learn more about Limmud »

Limmud NY 2017 is SOLD OUT. Check back soon for our next retreat opportunity!

Our People

Rabbi Ben Greenberg

Rabbi Ben Greenberg

Director of Adult Engagement

Elana Ayalon

Elana Ayalon

Adult Engagement Department Coordinator