Monday, December 14, 2020

8 am
1 event

Daily Minyan

Location: Virtual

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].


1 pm
1 event

The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World

From: 1:00 pm - 2:00pm


Join NY Historical Society for a special presentation based on the New York Historical Society’s 2016-17 exhibition. This presentation follows the journey of a people forced from their ancestral lands in Europe, as well as their homes in South America and the Caribbean, to their arrival in New Amsterdam in 1654 and the unprecedented political freedoms they gained in early 19th-century New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston.

Register now.


3 pm
1 event

Songs of Light

From: 3:00 pm - 4:00pm


Rabbi Zach Fredman performs new and old melodies on the Arabic lute, the Oud, while sharing poetry and songs inspired by light and darkness.


6 pm
1 event

Kindling Visions of Justice and Hope: Virtual Nightly Candle Lighting

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.)