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May 17, 2023 | General News | Programs and Events

Israel @ 75: Meet Upper East Side Shlicha Michal Abramoff

Say "shalom” to Central staff member Michal Abramoff, our new Upper East Side shlicha (Israel emissary). As we mark Israel’s 75th birthday, Michal sat down with Central Synagogue to talk about her Jewish journey, the beauty and complexity of the Jewish State, the many ways American Jews can form authentic and personal connections to Israel, and what she hopes to learn about the Central community.

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April 25, 2023 | General News | Programs and Events

Remembrance is Central

When faced with loss, finding a balance between commemoration and renewal is important. Introduced by Honorary Central President Howard F. Sharfstein, Central trustee and former President and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Alice Greenwald, discussed this topic, drawing on her experiences with the September 11 Memorial, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other organizations.

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April 13, 2023 | General News | Messages From Leadership

2023 Annual Meeting Slate of Candidates’ Biographies

This year’s meeting will be held virtually. All congregants are encouraged to attend via zoom or to watch the livestream. In accordance with Article V, Section 3(b) of the By Laws, we will vote to elect new officers and trustees and we will hear from our President, Treasurer, and Senior Rabbi.

—Jill Seigerman, Secretary

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April 10, 2023 | General News | Repairing the World

Strangers in a Strange Land: Jane Ginns Talks Refugee Resettlement and the Central Welcome Project

On Passover, we recall the Jewish people’s journey from oppression to liberation. For Central Synagogue member Jane Ginns – herself a refugee from the former Soviet Union, a board member of HIAS, and now a lay leader who oversees the work of the Central Welcome Project – the story resonates with power and urgency as she helps those who are undertaking a modern-day Exodus: refugees from across the globe. 

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April 3, 2023 | General News | Messages From Leadership

Organizational Announcement: Rabbi Nicole Auerbach

I am writing to share the bittersweet news that Rabbi Nicole Auerbach has accepted a new position and will be leaving Central at the end of June. She will be joining the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) in an important new position as the Associate Director of Community Building and Leadership.

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