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We Pray for Peace in Jerusalem

Posted May 13, 2021

My heart is in the East and I am at the end of the West.” These words of the 12th Century poet Rabbi Yehuda Halevi capture the feeling of distance and despair I feel in this moment of devastating violence in Israel this week.

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Reflections from Shani Ben Or Regarding The Outbreak of Violence in Israel

Posted May 13, 2021

Every week, I lead a women’s circle of Palestinian and Jewish students at Hebrew University, where we come together to explore the unique dimensions of our identities as women.

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An Important Message from Central Synagogue

Posted April 27, 2021

We are writing to you today as your Senior Rabbi, Executive Director, and congregational President from a place of communal sadness, anger, shame, and Teshuvah.

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Central Celebrates 180th Anniversary in Israel

Posted September 4, 2019

More than 100 congregants celebrated Central Synagogue’s 180th anniversary with Rabbi Angela W. Buchdahl in Israel in late August. Take a look at their travel journal from the meaningful trip. Read more

Reflections on Board Trip to Israel

Posted March 9, 2018

Reflections on Board Trip to Israel

Our board recently returned from a trip to Israel. After an amazing week exploring the country, Vice President Jeremy Fielding shared his thoughts on the incredible experience.

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Family Trip to Israel, December 2017

Posted January 10, 2018

Family Trip to Israel, December 2017

Just this past week, Rabbi Lorge and Rabbi Rosenthal returned from leading a congregational trip to Israel. The group, made up of Central families, explored both the historical and religious significance of the beautiful country. From the old stones of Jerusalem to the mystical city of Tsfat, they left no stone unturned as they discovered the wonder of Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel.

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Shimon Peres, z”l

Posted September 28, 2016

Shimon Peres, z”l

Photo | TheSundayTimes.co.uk

Today, we mourn the death of the last of Israel's founding fathers, Shimon Peres. Mr. Peres died Wednesday morning in Israel, after having suffered a stroke earlier this month. He was 93 years old.

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The Israel No One Talks About

Posted September 1, 2016

The Israel No One Talks About

Bill Gates recently joined 2,000 attendees at Microsoft Israel's Think Next event and declared: "Israeli technology is improving the world." But herein lies the rub: no one knows it. The U.S. media focuses mostly on the political Israel and not on Israeli citizens who work quietly each day to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Salth in Israel

Posted February 26, 2016

Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Salth in Israel

Sending Shabbat greetings from Israel where I am proud to represent our community at the annual conference of Reform rabbis, hosted by the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

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Central Synagugue Co-Sponsors Hartman Series on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Posted October 1, 2015

Central Synagugue Co-Sponsors Hartman Series on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Central Synagogue is proud to be co-sponsoring a six-part speaker series on the topic of Jewish values and the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The series attempts to rectify the internal Jewish communal challenges related to talking about the conflict by naming and working through the various values narratives that animate different political views about the conflict. Together with the unpacking of the complex meanings of peace in Jewish tradition, this series seeks to make the participants more self-aware of the values makeup of their own political views, and attempts to create a more stable pluralism in Jewish life in how we talk about this most divisive issue.

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