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February 18, 2022

Take Action for a Healthy New York

Jewish tradition offers us a comprehensive blueprint for how to build just and caring communities. From the very beginning of our story, we learn that we are knit together with a clear directive toward mutual obligation and responsibility. To be a Jew is to be alert to who is struggling, who has less, and how to assist someone without diminishing them. We are instructed to care for people who are vulnerable, provide for people who have fallen on tough times, and to open our homes to that person who might need an open door.

Over the last few months, our Central in Action Team has met with synagogue members to learn about some of the issues of deep concern to our community. We identified a common theme in all our conversations: a shared desire to support the health and safety of all New Yorkers and to ensure that all New Yorkers have the resources and tools they need to strive for the same goals we do.

We are excited to introduce you to our collective vision for Central in Action for a Healthy New York: a multi-faceted initiative to raise our individual and collective voices in favor of programs, legislation, and policies that create and nurture healthy, safe, and thriving New York communities.

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February 17, 2022 | General News

Meet Rena Allen: A Conversation with our Director of Developmental Learning and Special Education

Can you introduce yourself and speak a little about your role here at Central?

I'm Rena Allen, Director of Developmental Learning and Special Education at Central Synagogue. I work in the Youth and Family Education Department to make sure that our educational programs are inclusive of all kinds of learners.

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January 28, 2022 | General News | Messages From Leadership

Welcoming Jenna McMillan to our Clergy Team

We are so excited to announce that beginning July 1, 2022, Jenna McMillan, our talented and engaging cantorial intern, will join our pulpit Clergy team as Cantor.

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January 16, 2022 | General News | Messages From Leadership

Terrorist Attack in Texas

Email sent to the congregation on January 16, 2022

Our hearts are heavy following yesterday’s terrorist attack at Beth Israel synagogue in Fort Worth, Texas. We are relieved that Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and the other three hostages are safely home with their families and grateful to the brave law enforcement and FBI agents who risked their lives to save them.

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December 9, 2021 | General News | Messages From Leadership

Wishing Good Luck to Keren Eckstein!

The Central community wishes Keren Eckstein, our longtime B’nei Mitzvah Program Manager, good luck as she embarks on a new career path.

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