Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Melton Year 2: Collective Memory and Ethics

Location: Community House

From: Tuesdays, September 10, 2019 – May 12, 2020, (AM and PM classes available)


Mornings:Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:45 am, HUC-JIR Rabbi Darcie Crystal and Central’s Rabbi Dan Ross

Evenings: Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:45 pm, Jewish Educators Joe Septimus and Harman Grossman

The second year of the Melton core program explores moments in Jewish history as they relate to our collective identity and delves into modern issues in Jewish ethics. Members: $600; Non-Members: $750

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10 am
1 event

Counting the Omer

Location: Community House

From: Tuesdays, April 7 - May 26, 2020


Taught by Award-Winning Poet Jessica Greenbaum

Come learn and find community during the Omer —a traditional time of self-reflection between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot. Led by award-winning poet and beloved Central teacher Jessica Greenbaum, this class will look at the traditional practice of reflecting on divine and personal attributes such as loving kindness, humility, and goodness, and will explore those attributes through contemporary texts and poetry.

Members: $150; Non-Members: $175

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12 pm
1 event

Free Organ Concerts 2019–20

Location: Main Sanctuary

From: November 26, 2019–May 12, 2020


6 pm
1 event

“The College Behind Bars” Film Screening and Discussion with the Bard Prison Initiative

Location: Beir Chapel

From: Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Join Rabbis Nicole Auerbach and Hilly Haber to learn more about the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), a groundbreaking program that gives men and women in New York State Prisons an opportunity to earn a college degree. Together with graduates of the BPI program, we will watch parts of the documentary “The College Behind Bars”, which highlights the radical transformation of criminal punishment into access and opportunity for higher learning. After the film, Max Kenner, BPI’s Founder/Executive Director, and graduates of the program will lead a discussion and Q&A.

Open to all; Cost: Free

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