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May 29, 2024 | General News | Messages From Leadership

Remarks from the 2024 Annual Meeting

Watch Senior Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and President Shonni Silverberg deliver their remarks at our Annual Congregational Meeting, held on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

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April 2, 2024 | General News

If Not Now, When?: Adam Muskin on his Exodus from Russia

On Passover, we reflect on freedom and oppression, exodus and displacement—not just in the Biblical story but throughout the ages and across the globe. In that spirit, Central member Adam Muskin shares the story of his own exodus from Russia at the outset of the Ukrainian invasion.

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November 30, 2023 | General News | Messages From Leadership | Repairing the World

Senator Charles Schumer Delivers Landmark Senate Speech on Rising Antisemitism

Today, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) delivered a major address on antisemitism on the Senate floor. Click through to read Senator Schumer’s remarks as prepared for delivery.

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November 9, 2023 | General News

Helping Your Secular Schools Respond to This Moment: Advice for Parents

As rabbi-educators at large synagogues in New York, Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal (Central Synagogue) and Rabbi Rena Rifkin (Stephen Wise Free Synagogue) have received feedback from parents expressing their frustration with their schools’ responses to the October 7th Hamas attack on Israel. After speaking with multiple families, both rabbis shared their advice and best practices that can help support other parents as they work with their schools in the coming weeks and beyond.

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October 25, 2023 | General News | Repairing the World

“This is what it means to be one people”: Israeli-American Ava Weiner on Jewish Solidarity

Two years ago, Central community member Ava Weiner made Aliyah to Israel. Reeling from Hamas' brutal terrorist attack on October 7, Ava shares a powerful reflection on her love for Israel and Judaism — and the importance of the sacred bond between Israelis and the global Jewish community.

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