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The Holiness Code: Six Reflections from Central Members

Posted October 26, 2016

The Holiness Code: Six Reflections from Central Members

On Yom Kippur afternoon we read a section of the Torah known as the holiness code. This section, found in chapter 19 of Leviticus, is at the heart of the Torah and contains some of the most moving commandments within our tradition. We asked six of our members to reflect upon one of these commandments. They did so in front of our community just after we chanted from the Torah. We are grateful for their personal and moving insights which are shared below:

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Sukkot Video Series

Posted October 18, 2016

Sukkot Video Series

Who would you invite into your Sukkah? That is the question we posed to our clergy as we celebrated Sukkot this past week. Check out the complete five-part series.

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Central Synagogue’s New Portable Ark: Q & A with Artist Jeffrey Brosk

Posted September 27, 2016

Central Synagogue’s New Portable Ark: Q & A with Artist Jeffrey Brosk

Artist Jeffrey Brosk was recently commissioned to build a portable ark, a Torah reading desk, and two Torah holders for Central Synagogue. These ceremonial objects will be used at Lincoln Center High Holy Days services and in the Peter J. Rubinstein Chapel in the Community House during the rest of the year. Central’s Director of Communications Annette Powers sat down with Jeffrey to learn a little more about the project and his background as an artist.

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Preparing for a Sweet New Year 5776

Posted September 3, 2015

Preparing for a Sweet New Year 5776

Our clergy are having fun preparing for a sweet New Year...

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Central Synagogue in the Jewish Week

Posted September 17, 2013

Our Yom Kippur services and Rabbi Rubinstein's final High Holy Day sermon are listed among the holiday season's Jewish highlights across New York City. Read more

Oh the Water, Oh the Water

Posted September 12, 2013

Oh the Water, Oh the Water

Rabbi David Kalb

How can this be? You can do teshuvah, be forgiven, start fresh and do better in the future. Yes, teshuvah is a wonderful concept, but how can a sin be transformed into a merit? It is in the past. How do you change the past? Read more

Tashlich with Our Neighbors

Posted September 18, 2012

For the first time, Central Synagogue held a joint Tashlich ceremony with our neighbors from the East 55th Street Conservative Synagogue at the East River. Read more