Upcoming Events

At Central Synagogue

CANCELED: Downtown Family Shabbat Service & Dinner

Friday, April 3, 2020, Doors, 5:45 pm; Service, 6:00 pm; Dinner to follow, 7:00 pm | Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4th Street

This event is open to all and is geared specifically towards families with children in grades K–6. Please contact Mirit Sands with any questions.

Shabbat Service
Join Cantor Julia Cadrain, Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal, and LCLJ educators for a joyous and family-friendly Friday night service held in the Minnie Petrie Synagogue at HUC. No registration is required for the service.

Shabbat Dinner
Immediately following services, there will be a Shabbat dinner celebrating our third year as a community downtown. We’ll have meat and veggie options, challah, dessert, and wine for grown-ups. Cost is $10/adult and $5/child. Please register for dinner below.

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POSTPONED: Rise Against Hunger for Passover

Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2:00–4:00 pm | Lindenbaum Pavilion

Grades K–12 and adults

Passover teaches, “let all who are hungry come and eat.” In preparation for Passover, join Central and Rise Against Hunger to pack 10,000+ meals for hungry people all over the world. If you would like to increase your community service hours, please consider signing up. Please note: This is a family program for those with children in Kindergarten through 12th grade. It involves standing, weighing, and packaging dry grain for meals.


Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 6:00pm | Community House

For Members Pre-K to 5th Grade
Shabbat Yeladim (Children’s Shabbat) is a program for our young LCLJ learners in pre-K to 5th Grades. Drop off your child(ren) with us in the Community House and we’ll provide an age-appropriate, fun, creative, and meaningful Shabbat experience while you attend our Main Sanctuary service. Each week will include a Kabbalat Shabbat service, a teaching on the week’s Torah portion and upcoming holidays, and/or a unique and exciting program facilitated by different URJ Camps. Drop-off and dinner begin at 5:45 pm followed by a short service at 6:00 pm.

For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families.

Any questions? Contact Merissa Hochberg.

Our People

Rabbi Rosenthal

Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal

Director of Youth & Family Education

Lily Goldstein

Amy Martin

Director of Family Engagement

Naomi Kachel

Naomi Kachel

Family Engagement Coordinator & Director of Camp Central

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Shira Kobren Wasserman

Manager of Family Engagement & Central Tots