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Submitting an Absentee Ballot for the Upcoming Election

Posted May 20, 2020

All New Yorkers can vote by mail in the June 23, 2020 election, per an Executive Order from Governor Cuomo, by requesting an absentee ballot. Voters may complete and return the application to receive their ballot. We encourage you to vote by mail, if you can, to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that in-person voting is available to those who truly need it. Read more

Central in Action: Here’s What We’ve Been Up To

Posted April 20, 2020

Central in Action: Here’s What We’ve Been Up To

The past few weeks have been overwhelming for all of us. In this time of anxiety and uncertainty, many of us have found great comfort in our virtual Central community. We write to you now to share the continuing work of Central in Action and to let you know that our efforts are more important than ever in the face of this unprecedented crisis. Below are some updates on our social justice initiatives and opportunities for you to engage in some of our work. Read more

Rabbi Auerbach’s Handout for Coffee With Clergy

Posted April 17, 2020

Find Rabbi Auerbach's handout for her Coffee With Clergy session for Friday, April 17th. Read more

Helping New Yorkers Out of Confinement

Posted April 10, 2020

Our friends at Exodus Transitional Community (ETC) are working hard to provide essential supplies to men and women currently coming out of confinement on Rikers Island and are returning to a very different city than the one they left. Read more

Boots, Bluetooth Speakers & Volunteers Needed for New York City Emergency Medical Sites

Posted April 7, 2020

Boots, Bluetooth Speakers & Volunteers Needed for New York City Emergency Medical Sites

One of Central’s members is collecting boots, warm socks, and bluetooth speakers to aid medical workers and on-site volunteers at the Samaritan’s Purse* emergency field hospital in Central Park. Additionally, as medical facilities open to house more patients, volunteers are needed to help with preparation. Read more

Resources for Central’s Short and Sweet Early Childhood Virtual Seder

Posted April 7, 2020

If you are signed up for our virtual seder for families with infants and toddlers, here are some resources that you may want to download: Read more

You Can Help with An Innovative Treatment for COVID-19

Posted April 2, 2020

A number of Central Synagogue members are connected to the lifesaving efforts that are ongoing at Mount Sinai Hospital. This includes exceptional medical care and innovative research. Due to recent heroic efforts by several physician scientists at Mount Sinai, there is a new potentially lifesaving treatment for people who are hospitalized with COVID-19. Read more

Resources to Host Your Own Virtual Passover Seder

Posted April 2, 2020

With Passover 5780 approaching and most Americans under stay-at-home orders, many families are turning to virtual seders. Rabbi Dan Ross recently led a webinar on how to use Zoom to host your own virtual seder. Read more

DIY Zoom Seder Tutorial With Rabbi Dan Ross

Posted March 31, 2020

Join Rabbi Dan Ross at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, as he teaches us how to host a seder on Zoom. Please note: This is for people interested in hosting their own seders, not those joining one of Central’s congregational seders. Join us either on Zoom or Facebook Live. For the Zoom link to join, please email Alle Singer at [email protected] You can also learn how to use Zoom by visiting the Candoo website. Read more

Continuing the Work in Criminal Justice Reform During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted March 25, 2020

Central sees our work in criminal justice reform as part of our commitment to ending the tools of systemic racism in our country. We have continued to engage in advocacy work on this issue during the pandemic. Read more

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