Upcoming Events

At Central Synagogue

Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, May 12, 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.


Family Shabbat Dinner: Meet Our New Director of Elementary Engagement

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:30pm | Community House

LCLJ Families Grades K-6 • $20 per family
Please join us following services and Shabbat Yeladim for a family Shabbat dinner and to meet our new Director of Elementary Engagement, Merissa Hochberg.

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Friday Shabbat Central

Friday, May 19, 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.


PJ Library Shavuot at Cool Mess

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 10:30am | 137 East 62nd Street

Families with Children Ages 3-8
Honor the delicious custom of eating dairy foods on Shavuot with a make-your-own ice cream and candy spree party at Cool Mess. We’ll also read a PJ Library story and do an activity as we celebrate receiving the Torah. Pizza will be provided for kids, while the adults enjoy brunch. Space is limited.

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Confirmation & Erev Shavuot Worship

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 6:00pm | Main Sanctuary

We come together to celebrate this year’s Confirmation class as they lead our community in prayer and affirm their commitment to living Jewishly as adults. A festive oneg will follow in the Pavilion.


Saturday Shabbat Central

Saturday, April 29, 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