Upcoming Events

At Central Synagogue

Sukkot on the Farm

Sunday, October 6, 10:00 am–1:00 pm | Alstede Farms (Chester, NJ)

Transportation Available
Open to all families with children ages 0-12

Come celebrate Sukkot at Alstede Farms. We’ll enjoy hayrides, fruit & vegetable picking, animal feeding, and more. Please note we are celebrating early this year due to the Columbus Day holiday.

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Pizza in the Hut

Friday, October 18, 5:00–6:00 pm | Lese Lobby

Member families with Children Ages 0-7
$5/child
Join us for a special Shabbat Central in the Lese Lobby Sukkah! We’ll share a delicious pizza dinner as we celebrate Sukkot and Shabbat together.

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Bagels in the Hut

Saturday, October 19, 9:30–10:30 am | Lese Lobby

Member families with Children Ages 0-7
Join us for a special Shabbat Central in the Lese Lobby Sukkah! We’ll celebrate Shabbat and Sukkot together and finish with a delicious bagel breakfast.

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Simchat Torah with The Craft Studio: Dinner and an Art Project

Sunday, October 20, 4:30–6:00 pm | Lindenbaum Pavilion

Member families with Children Ages 0–7
$5/child

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Saturday Shabbat Central

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9:30am | Community House

Families with Children ages 0-5 • Open to All • No RSVP Required
Shabbat Central, formerly known as Tot Shabbat, provides a warm, exciting, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. Geared to families of children from birth to age five, Shabbat Central is led by an experienced musician and children’s service leader along with members of the Family Engagement department and Early Childhood Department staff. Children and families gather together for song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. Following the service, a light meal is served.

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

Any questions? Contact Amy Martin.


Friday Shabbat Central

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5:00pm | Community House

Families with Children ages 0-5 • Open to All • No RSVP Required
Shabbat Central, formerly known as Tot Shabbat, provides a warm, exciting, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. Geared to families of children from birth to age five, Shabbat Central is led by an experienced musician and children’s service leader along with members of the Family Engagement department and Early Childhood department staff. Children and families gather together for song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. Following the service, a light meal is served.

Open to all – no RSVP required.

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

Any questions? Contact Amy Martin.


Shabbat Yeladim

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 6:00pm | Community House

Children Grades K-5
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.

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