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September 26, 2023 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

The Holiness Code: Torah Reflections From Members of Our Community (5784/2023)

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 ask our members of community to reflect upon one of these commandments. We are grateful for their personal and moving insights which we are pleased to share.

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September 6, 2023 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

New Year, New Song: Shira Kobren & Noam Oren Discuss “Choose Love”

We’re proud to share the world premiere of the music video of Shira Kobren’s new song for the High Holy Days, “Choose Love,” directed by Noam Oren. Featuring additional vocals by Cantor Dan Mutlu and Cantor Jenna Pearsall, as well as on-camera appearances from Central members and staff, “Choose Love” was filmed on-site at Central Synagogue.

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June 22, 2023 | General News

Living With Authenticity: Reflections on Trans Jewish Identity with Cooper Hartog and Pamela Heller

In honor of Pride Month, we spoke with 17-year-old Central member Cooper Hartog (who uses both he/him and they/them pronouns) and their mother Pamela Heller about trans Jewish identity, their experiences in Jewish spaces, Cooper’s recent naming ceremony, and more.

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May 24, 2023 | General News | Messages From Leadership

Remarks from the 2023 Annual Meeting

Watch Senior Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and President Shonni Silverberg deliver their remarks at our Annual Congregational Meeting, held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

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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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