Location: Main Sanctuary
From: November 26, 2019–May 12, 2020
The Gabe Wiener Foundation is proud to continue its free lunchtime concert series. The concerts are performed on the Gabe M. Wiener Memorial Organ, an extraordinary instrument commissioned for Central Synagogue by Zena and Michael Wiener and Jenny Wiener Steingart in celebration of the life of Gabe M. Wiener.
The series is under the direction of Dr. Gail Archer, the esteemed director of the Barnard/Columbia Chorus & Chamber Choir at Barnard College, Columbia University, and international concert organist. The concert runs on two Tuesdays per month between October and May. The first concert of each month spotlights organists from around the globe—talented individuals who have yet to be widely exposed to American audiences. The latter concert of each month features students from the many acclaimed area universities—the undiscovered next generation of emerging organ and musical talents.
For more information on upcoming organists please follow @GWConcertseries.
Location: Community House
From: Tuesdays, September 10 - December 17, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Taught by Lisa Lisser
This course provides students with the opportunity to consider the challenges of Jewish acculturation to American life, and the sacrifices, as well as the contributions, that have been made over the past 200 years. We will explore education, the Three Generation Hypothesis, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, Zionism and the State of Israel, the Civil Rights Movement, and other issues that address American and Jewish culture and identity.Members: $125; Non-Members: $175
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.