Free tours of the Sanctuary by Central Synagogue docents are given every Wednesday at 12:45 pm*. Reservations are not necessary. Independent tour groups are not permitted during this time.
To schedule a private tour, please complete this booking form, and a member of our Events team will contact you within 48 hours.
*Please note that tours do not take place on major religious or federal holidays.
Our space provides for full access to visitors with unique needs. There is ramp and elevator access to our sanctuary for those unable to climb stairs. The entrance ramp is located on 55th Street, just off Lexington Avenue. At the end of the ramp, a member of our staff will direct guests to the conveniently located elevator with access to our sanctuary on the main floor. Spacious restrooms are also accessible by elevator.
Our ushers are happy to provide visitors with hearing enhancement devices and/or large print prayer books upon request.
Our state-of-the-art hearing loop system enhances the worship experience for those members of our congregation as well as visitors who may be hard of hearing. This system was generously donated by Mindy and Jon Gray and their family in honor of Mindy’s mother, Pearl Basser of blessed memory. Anyone with a hearing aid or a cochlear implant that is equipped with a T-Coil will receive a direct audio feed of our services and programs in the Sanctuary and Lindenbaum Pavilion. Please note, the T-coil setting in the hearing aids have to be activated before use. Consult your audiologist to ensure the T-coils are properly adjusted.
Our Shabbat services are accessible via live streaming and call-in. To listen by phone, dial 1-888-758-7870, pass code: 599-29-69.
*Starting Friday, December 28, 2018, we will shift to a new call-in number. The new number is 1-605-475-5619 and the new pass code is 776-041-1657. This call-in program is made possible by the Youngwood family and friends in memory of Judith G. Youngwood. We also offer online streaming of services. To view the services, simply visit this page when services are taking place.
Central Synagogue visitors can take advantage of a special parking discount offered by Icon Parking Systems at four nearby locations. Print the coupon.
Your tax-deductible contribution to our Annual Yom Kippur Appeal will provide for Central’s exceptional educational, community, and spiritual programs and help enrich the Jewish experience of our members and the community-at-large.