Upcoming Events

At Central Synagogue

Central Goes to Camp: K-5 Family Retreat

Friday evening April 20 through Sunday morning April 22 | URJ Kutz Camp

We are excited to invite you to our first-ever Kindergarten through 5th-grade family retreat in Warwick, NY. All weekend we will celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday. We will have both classic camp activities and special Central activities. Babysitting will be available in the evenings so parents can enjoy some time to socialize and parents-only activities, like an Israel wine-tasting experience. Families will have an opportunity to connect with each other, Cantor Mutlu and his family, and our LCLJ educators in a fun and relaxing environment.
Click here to see an itinerary of the weekend.

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PJ Library Pajama Havdalah

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 4:00pm | Community House

Families with Children ages 0-11 • Open to All
Get ready for a fun PJ Library Pajama Havdalah! For families with children ages 0-4, rock your favorite pajamas and join us from 4:00-5:30 pm for Havdalah-themed open play and family fun with books from PJ Library, milk, and cookies, and music as we mark the end of Shabbat.
For families with children ages 5-11, join us for a family Havdalah service at 5:00 pm, and, then, leave your kids with us for a movie night. Rocking their favorite pajamas, they will enjoy a movie, pizza, and other fun snacks until 8:00 pm.

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Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:00pm | Pavilion

Children Grades K-5, Open to Central Synagogue Members
Drop off your child(ren) with us and while you attend our Main Sanctuary service, we’ll provide an age-appropriate, fun, creative, and meaningful Shabbat experience downstairs in our Pavilion. Shabbat Yeladim programs will run 6:00-7:30pm (or when services in the Sanctuary conclude) and each week will include a Kabbalat Shabbat service with guest appearances from our clergy, a teaching on the week’s Torah portion and upcoming holidays, and a unique and exciting theme (magic, Cupcake Wars, Bowling, and more!) with an accompanying activity.

For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families.

Any questions? Contact Lily Goldstein.


Family Shabbat Dinner for students in grades K-6

May 11, following services | Lese Lobby

Join us for a wonderful Shavout themed Shabbat experience. Dinner will follow services and Shabbat Yeladim.

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Friday Shabbat Central

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 5:00pm | Community House

Families with Children ages 0-5 • Open to All • No RSVP Required
Shabbat Central, formerly known as Tot Shabbat, provides a warm, exciting, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. Geared to families of children from birth to age five, Shabbat Central is led by an experienced musician and children’s service leader along with members of the Family Engagement department and Early Childhood department staff. Children and families gather together for song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. Following the service, a light meal is served.

Open to all – no RSVP required.

For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families page.

Any questions? Contact Erin Bouchard.


Saturday Shabbat Central

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9:30am | Community House

Families with Children ages 0-5 • Open to All • No RSVP Required
Shabbat Central, formerly known as Tot Shabbat, provides a warm, exciting, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. Geared to families of children from birth to age five, Shabbat Central is led by an experienced musician and children’s service leader along with members of the Family Engagement department and Early Childhood Department staff. Children and families gather together for song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. Following the service, a light meal is served.

For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families.

Any questions? Contact Erin Bouchard.


 

Our People

Rabbi Rosenthal

Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal

Director of Youth & Family Education

Naomi Kachel

Naomi Kachel

Family Engagement Coordinator & Director of Camp Central

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Family Engagement Music Coordinator