Upcoming Events

At Central Synagogue

Rise Against Hunger for Passover

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 4:00pm | Pavilion

Families with Children Grades K-12 • Minimum $20 Donation/family
Passover teaches, “let all who are hungry come and eat.” In preparation for Passover, join Central and Rise Against Hunger to pack 10,000+ meals for hungry people all over the world. This event is for the whole family with children in Kindergarten and up (including teens). There will be a Passover play corner for younger siblings. Additional donations are also welcome. Funds/Tzedakah raised from this event will go toward paying for the meals we are packaging.

Space is limited to 45 people with a maximum of five volunteers per family. Children ages 0-2 will not be counted against our limits for this event, but please register them anyway.

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Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, April 14, 2017 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-appropraite, 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 Jenna Mark.


Friday Shabbat Central

Friday, April 21, 2017 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 clergy 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, March 25, 2017 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 clergy 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.


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Our People

Rabbi Rosenthal

Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal

Director of Youth & Family Education

Erin Bouchard

Erin Bouchard

Family Engagement Project Director

Francesca Littman

Francesca Littman

Assistant to Director of Youth and Family Education