CORE Groups

At Central Synagogue

CORE Groups . . . Find Your People

Looking to meet other members who share your interests, passions, and life experiences? Want to build deeper relationships with individual members of this large and diverse congregation? Let us help you find your CORE Group. In these member-led groups, participants come together on a regular basis for shared learning, experiences, and conversation. Groups may be organized by demographic, topic, or interest area. 

Examples of current groups include:

Social Justice Discussion Groups
Wise Aging
My Jewish Year
Ben Franklin Meets Pirkei Avot
Mussar (Jewish ethical development)
LGBTQ Central
Art Lovers
Central Book Club
Young Couples
Jewish And (Jews of other ethnicities)
Jewish Cookbook Group
New (or newly returned) to the City
Dads & Preschool Daughters Outing Group
Outdoor Adventure Group
Counting the Omer

Visit the CORE Groups Finder page for a list of open groups.

Don’t see a group that fits?  Start your own!

Rabbi Nicole Auerbach will guide you through the process of designing your new group.  All new group leaders will be offered training, one-on-one support, and (if relevant) easy-to-use discussion materials. To get started, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 212-838-5122 x4042.


Looking for CORE Group text studies and guides? Visit our CORE Groups Resource Bank »

Our People

Nicole Auerbach

Rabbi Nicole Auerbach

Director of Congregational Engagement

Lauren Dickel

Adult Engagement Project Manager