From: 10:00 am - 11:30am
All ages welcome
Pop by the outdoor steps of the Sanctuary for unlimited donuts from the Glazed and Confused Donuts truck. Come sample their many fun flavors and socially-distance schmooze with Central friends and staff. Bring a toy for our annual Toy Drive for CUCS and their residents in transitional housing—CUCS’ wishlist can be found here.
From: 6:00 pm - 6:30pm
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Central’s Clergy and come together as a community in song, prayer, and words of hope. Each night, a special guest will share a few words about their work relating to justice and social reform in our country, as they reimagine their work in the light of the Chanukah candles.
Special guests will include: David Barber (Co-Founder/Owner Blue Hill Farm); Reverand Winnie Varghese (Trinity Church Wall Street); Kerry Brodie (Emma’s Torch); Tommy Kail (Director of Hamilton); Alice Greenwald (President & CEO, 9/11 Memorial and Museum); Yehudah Webster (Co-founder of Ammud, Jews of Color Torah Academy and Organizer, JFRE); Robbie Kaplan (lawyer and human rights advocate); Julio Medina, Pastor Jose Humphreys, and Nora Reissig (Exodus Transitional Communities).
(Please note there will not be a special guest on Friday evening as we will light candles as part of our Shabbat service.)
From: 8:00 pm - 9:00pm
Join Central Synagogue and the World Union for Progressive Judaism for a virtual Chanukah celebration with music and traditions from around the world, and showcases from acclaimed choirs, cantors, and special celebrity guests (including our own Cantor Dan Mutlu and Rabbi Ari Lorge).
Help our Synagogue continue to shine brightly as a force of optimism and hope by donating to our annual campaign. Your gift will help support everything that makes Central unique and special.