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Rabbi Hilly Haber Moderates Panel of Social Justice Advocates on Yom Kippur

Posted October 10, 2019

Rabbi Hilly Haber Moderates Panel of Social Justice Advocates on Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur, Rabbi Hilly Haber moderated a panel discussion between Terrance Coffie, Topeka K. Sam, and Kempis “Ghani” Songster whose lives have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system, and who have dedicated themselves to creating social and political change in America. Read more

FAQ - 2019/5780 High Holy Days Service Schedule Updates

Posted March 6, 2019

FAQ - 2019/5780 High Holy Days Service Schedule Updates

Our congregation came together for a congregational town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:00 pm in our Main Sanctuary. At this gathering, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl shared findings from our recently completed High Holy Days Experience Survey, and discussed some of the changes that are being proposed, including improvements to our High Holy Days service schedule. We hope to be able to answer some preliminary questions with this FAQ.

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A Recap: Congregational Town Hall Meeting

Posted March 6, 2019

A Recap: Congregational Town Hall Meeting

Watch Senior Rabbi Angela Buchdahl deliver her remarks at our Congregational Town Hall Meeting, held on Tuesday, March 5.

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The Holiness Code: Torah Reflections from Central Members

Posted September 26, 2018

The Holiness Code: Torah Reflections from Central Members

On Yom Kippur afternoon we read a section of the Torah known as the holiness code. This section, found in chapter 19 of Leviticus, is at the heart of the Torah and contains some of the most moving commandments within our tradition. We asked six of our members to reflect upon one of these commandments. They did so in front of our community just after we chanted from the Torah. We are grateful for their personal and moving insights which are shared below:

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Remembering Kristallnacht

Posted November 9, 2017

Remembering Kristallnacht

We remember that 79 years ago, on November 9th and 10th, the Nazi party, alongside regular civilians, engaged in a series of coordinated pogroms against Jews in Germany and Austria in an evening we now call Kristallnach, the night of broken glass.

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The Holiness Code: Six Reflections from Central Members

Posted September 27, 2017

The Holiness Code: Six Reflections from Central Members

On Yom Kippur afternoon we read a section of the Torah known as the holiness code. This section, found in chapter 19 of Leviticus, is at the heart of the Torah and contains some of the most moving commandments within our tradition. We asked six of our members to reflect upon one of these commandments. They did so in front of our community just after we chanted from the Torah. We are grateful for their personal and moving insights which are shared below:

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Welcoming Our New Senior Cantor Daniel Mutlu

Posted November 30, 2016

Welcoming Our New Senior Cantor Daniel Mutlu

We are delighted to share that Daniel Mutlu, one of the foremost cantorial voices in this country, will be joining Central Synagogue's clergy team as Senior Cantor, effective July 1, 2017. Cantor Mutlu will work with our gifted Cantor Julia Cadrain, and together they will continue to elevate our musical leadership, weekly Shabbat worship, holiday celebrations, and b'nei mitzvah preparation for children and adults.

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The Holiness Code: Six Reflections from Central Members

Posted October 26, 2016

The Holiness Code: Six Reflections from Central Members

On Yom Kippur afternoon we read a section of the Torah known as the holiness code. This section, found in chapter 19 of Leviticus, is at the heart of the Torah and contains some of the most moving commandments within our tradition. We asked six of our members to reflect upon one of these commandments. They did so in front of our community just after we chanted from the Torah. We are grateful for their personal and moving insights which are shared below:

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Sukkot Video Series

Posted October 18, 2016

Sukkot Video Series

Who would you invite into your Sukkah? That is the question we posed to our clergy as we celebrated Sukkot this past week. Check out the complete five-part series.

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Central Synagogue’s New Portable Ark: Q & A with Artist Jeffrey Brosk

Posted September 27, 2016

Central Synagogue’s New Portable Ark: Q & A with Artist Jeffrey Brosk

Artist Jeffrey Brosk was recently commissioned to build a portable ark, a Torah reading desk, and two Torah holders for Central Synagogue. These ceremonial objects will be used at Lincoln Center High Holy Days services and in the Peter J. Rubinstein Chapel in the Community House during the rest of the year. Central’s Director of Communications Annette Powers sat down with Jeffrey to learn a little more about the project and his background as an artist.

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