From: Monday–Friday, 8:00–8:15 am
All are invited to join us each morning Monday through Friday on Zoom.
For the link, please email [email protected].
Location: Virtual—live on Central's Facebook page
From: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00–12:30 pm
Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon for this great chance to connect virtually in-person with Central’s clergy team. A different member of our clergy team—or a special guest!—will share a favorite text, a new piece of music or arrangement, answer questions, or even lead a short cooking segment.
Monday, February 22:Rabbi Nicole Auerbach will join diversity advocate, writer, educator, and Jewish community builder, Tema Smith, for a discussion on invisible disabilities.
Tuesday, February 23: Start your Purim celebrations early with a look at Purim-inspired art shared by Rabbi Sarah Berman and special guest Warren Klein, Curator of the Bernard Museum of Judaica at Temple Emanu-El.
Thursday, February 18: Rabbi Ari Lorge and Cantor Julia Cadrain are back for “Sunday in the Park With Lorge…and Cadrain: Episode 10,” as they continue their deep dive into the musical catalogue of Stephen Sondheim. Each episode focuses on a song from Sondheim’s acclaimed career in musical theatre. Join them for an afternoon of fun, laughter, and great music. Download the lyrics ahead of time here.
To join us online for this program, simply visit Central Synagogue’s Facebook page.
From: 7:00 pm - 8:00pm
Join acclaimed animator Hanan Harchol and Rabbi Nicole Auerbach as they discuss Harchol’s new documentary “About a Teacher,” a semi-autobiographical feature about his first three years teaching film in a public high school. Harchol is the creator of the popular animated series for adults and teens “Jewish Food for Thought,” which uses his animations to explore Jewish wisdom and fuel conversation. Watch the film in advance of the discussion for deeper insight (links further below).
Hanan Harchol, more known for his Jewish Food For Thought animated series, has also been a public high school teacher in New York City for the past eleven years. In his first year as a teacher, Hanan almost quit. In fact 41% of New York City teachers leave the profession within their first five years. In his latest project, “About a Teacher,” a semi-autobiographical feature film about his first three years as a public high school film teacher, Hanan shows a realistic, unvarnished, insider’s view on the challenges and rewards of this important profession.
Critics are raving:
“Few [movies about inner city schoolteachers] have approached the subject with the impressive realism and naturalism as Hanan Harchol’s semi-autobiographical feature directorial debut…” - Frank Sheck, Hollywood Reporter
“the rare ‘inspired by’ movie that actually inspires…remarkable…aligned to the docudrama stylings of Mike Leigh…” - Michael Rechtshaffen, LA Times
“A new film written and directed by a teacher comes closer to capturing the feel of classroom life than most of its big-budget predecessors…It turns out that it takes a teacher to make a decent movie about a teacher.” - Robert Pondiscio Harvard Kennedy School’s EducationNext
We encourage you to watch the film before this program. You can find the film/trailer using the following links:
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