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Press Room

Below is a list of recent press coverage of Central Synagogue. All press inquiries may be directed to the Communications Team via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone, (212) 838-5122 x6091.

Good Morning America: First Asian American Rabbi Talks Diversity
(May 14, 2021)

The Times of Israel: 10 Heartwarming Jewish Stories from 2020, Lest We Forget
(January 1, 2021)

The Forward: Forward 50 2020: The People We (Mostly) Needed in a Year We (Definitely) Didn’t
(December 31, 2020)

Hoboken Girl: Feel-Good Stories From Our Readers Proving 2020 Wasn’t All Bad
(December 28, 2020)

Tablet: This Year’s High Holidays Saw a Jewish World Shuttered. But for Some, It Only Just Opened
(October 16, 2020)

The Forward: There’s no going back’ What rabbis learned from the extraordinary High Holidays of 2020
(October 12, 2020)

OnLife: מיוחד לאון לייףרבי אנג’לה בוכדל: הרבה שסוחפת את צפון אמריקה
(October 1, 2020)

Sun Sentinel: This Yom Kippur, rabbis across the country focused their sermons on racial justice
(September 30, 2020)

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Bibi Shapiro, the 6-year-old whose ‘Avinu Malkeinu’ went viral, sang at Central Synagogue’s Yom Kippur services
(September 29, 2020)

The Forward: ‘We Jews are not a race’: A rabbi of color speaks personally on Yom Kippur
(September 28, 2020)

Vogue: The Unexpected Power of a Virtual Jewish New Year
(September 24, 2020)

New York Times: Rosh HaShanah in the Pandemic: Rabbis, Cantors and Video Crews
(September 18, 2020)

Chicago Sun-Times:Rosh HaShanah livestreamed in COVID-19 era
(September 17, 2020)

New York Post: Jews to celebrate High Holy Days with online services, masked shofars
(September 12, 2020)

New York Times: Celebrate the Jewish High Holy Days, Pandemic-Style
(September 6, 2020)

The New York Jewish Week: Rabbis See Birth of New Movement for Civil Rights
(June 9, 2020)

The Oprah Magazine: Religious Leaders Across the Country React to The Killing of George Floyd
(June 2, 2020)

Atlanta Jewish Times: COVID-19 Changes Passover, Life for Seniors
(April 8, 2020)

Fox News: Virtual Passovers during coronavirus pandemic keep tradition going
(April 8, 2020)

The Times of Israel: Modern-day plague won’t break our ties, Rivlin tells world Jewish leaders
(April 6, 2020)

PureWow: I’m Literally Converting Religions for My Fiancé and Our Wedding Is Postponed 365 Days
(April 3, 2020)

Tablet Magazine: Chabad vs. Reform: A documentary about a Montana Lubavitcher raises the question of how best to do outreach
(March 23, 2020)

Forbes: Virtual Prayer: How Synagogues Are Worshipping—And Conducting Funerals—In The Coronavirus Age
(March 24, 2020)

The New York Jewish Week: Jews Turn to Internet to Salvage Community
(March 17, 2020)

PIX11: Livestreaming a Bat Mitzvah around the world
(March 14, 2020)

PIX11: Local religious community responds to COVID-19
(March 13, 2020)

Israeli TV Channel 12: Interview with Yonit Levi of Israeli TV Channel 12 and Rabbi Angela Buchdahl
(January 23, 2020)

CBS This Morning: Why Are Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes on the Rise?
(January 3, 2020)

Reform Judaism: 10 Ways American Jewish Life Changed in the 2010s
(December 30, 2019)

JTA: The Jews Who Defined the 2010s
(December 27, 2019)

The New York Jewish Week: From Camp To School, Transcending Incivility
(August 20, 2019)

New York Times: Nurturing an Autistic Son’s Spiritual Life
(August 16, 2019)

Huffington Post: Muslims Invited To Pray Inside Synagogue After Fire Damages Their Mosque
(March 25, 2019)

New York Post: Synagogue Opens Doors to Muslim Worshipers After Mosque Fire
(March 25, 2019)

WABC: Midtown Synagogue Offers Prayer Space to Islamic Society After Fire
(March 23, 2019)

The Forward: New York Synagogue Opens Doors To Mosque For Friday Prayers After Fire
(March 22, 2019)

Haaretz: Judaism Shouldn’t Have to Stay Alive Only Because Jews Are Afraid of Everything Else
(January 14, 2019)

The Jewish Week: Probing The Divide: A Sense Of ‘Betrayal’ Between Israeli And American Jews.
(May 23, 2018)

New York Times: These Well-Known New Yorkers Give Back. Here’s Why.
(November 28, 2017)

Times of Israel: Women Rabbis Who Waded Into a Sea of Opposition Still Fighting the Waves
(December 8, 2016)

The Jewish Daily Forward: 5 Reasons You Should Stop Kvetching and Go To Synagogue On Rosh Hashanah (September 21, 2016)

Covenant Foundation: How Teaching Models Are Evolving in Afternoon Schools
(August 28, 2016)

eJewish Philanthropy: How Your Congregation Can Transform Life for its Members
(July 29, 2016)

Rabbi Kolin on CNN’s Town Hall: Black, White & Blue, America 2016 (July 14, 2016)

The New York Jewish Week: LGBT Leaders Here Mixing Sorrow With Action (June 14, 2016)

JTA: Obama’s Action Not Enough to End Gun Violence in the Home (January 11, 2016)

The Huffington Post: 24,000 Sign Letter Of ‘Radical Love’ In Support Of American Muslims (December 24, 2015)

TODAY: Is peace possible? Hoda Kotb asks 3 female religious leaders (December 22, 2015)

Live Design: Masque Sound Completes Audio System Upgrade at New York’s Central Synagogue (December 17, 2015)

The Jewish Daily Forward: Jews With Asian Heritage Pose Growing Identity Challenge to Jewish Establishment (December 13, 2015)

Kveller: 8 Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah That Aren’t About the Presents (December 7, 2015)

Haaretz: From West to East: Rabbis Bring California Cool to N.Y.C. (November 4, 2015)

TODAY: How Interfaith Families Balance Belief with Love (April 2, 2015)

The Huffington Post: This Is What A Little Over a Year of Religious Women Breaking Down Barriers Looks Like (March 10, 2015)

NPR: Part Asian-American, All Jewish? (February 10, 2015)

Center for American Progress: 15 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2015 (January 22, 2015)

The New York Jewish Week: We’ve Come a Long Way, Abie (December 24, 2014)

JTA: At White House Hanukkah Party, Obama Emphasizes Freedom and Food
(December 18, 2014)

The Jewish Daily Forward: A Most Inspiring Hanukkah at the White House (December 18, 2014)

The Associated Press: Obama on Hanukkah Says Small Acts Can Make Miracles
(December 17, 2014)

The Jewish Daily Forward: Forward 50 – Rabbi Angela Buchdahl (November 9, 2014)

The Jewish Daily Forward: Tale of Two Sermons on Israel (October 20, 2014)

The Times of Israel: Female Rabbis Crack the Stained Glass Ceiling (September 1, 2014)

Harvard Gazette: Building Bridges Among Diverse Faiths (May 12, 2014)

HuffPost Live: Rabbi Buchdahl Talks Breaking Gender Barriers (April 10, 2014)

NPR: Asian-American Rabbi Changes the Face of Judaism (March 28, 2014)

The New York Jewish Week: After Doubling Its Size, Central Synagogue’s Rabbi to Retire
(March 14, 2014)

The Wall Street Journal: New Rabbi at Manhattan’s Central Synagogue ‘a Pioneer’
(January 17, 2014)

The Jewsh Daily Forward: What’s Unnerving About Angela Buchdahl? She Talks About God (January 19, 2014)

PBS America: Finding Your Roots (January 11, 2013)

The Wall Street Journal: After Fire, Temple Rises (October 8, 2011)