At Central Synagogue

Central Synagogue's extraordinary Youth & Family Engagement, Early Childhood Center, Lese Center for Living Judaism, and Adult Engagement teams collectively cater to every age group. Our innovative programs engage Jews and non-Jews ages 0-120. We offer learning, volunteer, and community building opportunities in classrooms, at holiday celebrations, in informal settings, and outside the synagogue.

Jewish Nuns on the Run
The Israel No One Talks About
On Choreography & the Amidah (Parashat D’varim)
Lese Center for Living Judaism (Religious School) Registration
Erev Sukkot Worship
Sukkot Morning Worship
Simchat Torah/Sh’mini Atzeret Worship (Yizkor)
Erev Simchat Torah
Yom Kippur Worship
Kol Nidrei Worship
Rosh HaShanah Worship (Day 2)
Erev Rosh HaShanah
Rosh HaShanah Worship (Day 1)
S’lichot Worship & Lecture w/ Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Jewish Wisdom Through the Lens of the Talmud
Summer Shabbat Worship
Head Teacher (2s)
Not By Might: Channeling the Power of Faith to End Gun Violence Book Preview
On Silent Prayer (Parashat Chukat)
On Recent Tragedies: A Message from Your Clergy
On Ahava Raba (Parashat Korach)
Parashat Sh’lach L’cha
On Kabbalat Shabbat (Parashat Sh’lach L’cha)
Our Community
Executive Assistant for Adult Engagement
Parashat B’haalot’cha
Parashat Naso
Interfaith Memorial Service for Orlando
High Holy Days 2016
Shabbat Worship
Reflections after the Orlando Shooting
Parashat B’midbar
Caring Conversations at the End of Life
Parashat B’chukotai
Parashat B’har
On Welcoming
CANCELLED: Junior Congregation
CORE Groups High Holy Days Experience
Acharei Mot: Scapegoats and Strangers
Parashat Acharei Mot
Core Group Registration
Ben Or
Parashat Acharei Mot
Passover 7th Day Worship (Yizkor, lay-led)
Passover 7th Day Worship (Yizkor)
Easy Shabbat Dinner Cooking Class
A Prayer for Voting
Parashat M’tzora
Shabbat Honoring Cantor Glazman and Zach Rolf
Annual Congregational Meeting
Central’s Breakfast Program: More than a Mitzvah
Parashat Tazria
Himan Brown Lecture Series: Israel at a Crossroads
CANCELLED: Walking Tour: Synagogues of the Lower East Side
Revival Blessing
Yom HaZikaron/Yom HaAtzmaut
Board of Trustees Installation and Rabbi Buchdahl’s 10th Anniversary
Shavuot Morning Worship (Yizkor)
Tot Shabbat: Bubbes & Bagels
Parashat Tzav
Introducing our Director of Adult Engagement
CANCELLED: Tot Shabbat
Interfaith Couples Israel Trip Information Session
Shavuot Dessert Party & Overnight Study
Confirmation & Erev Shavuot Worship
A Sprinkling of Havdalah
I Love Mankind, Its People I Can’t Stand!
Walking Tour: Jewish Harlem
Upper East Side Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration
Family Passover Program
Parashat Vayikra
Planned Giving
Central Synagogue Legacy Society: Presentation & Dinner
IKEA and the Mishkan (Parashat P’kudei)
Free Family Concert at Central Synagogue
Are These Shows Too Jewish? Maybe Not…
Worship & Holidays
Finding God in the Shadows (Parashat Vayak’heil)
Wine Tasting and Parenting Discussion
Shabbat Worship with Musical Guest Noah Aronson
We Were Slaves in Egypt: A Passover Program with Rabbi Angela Buchdahl
A Taste of Melton
Hipsters and Chasidim Walking Tour
Volunteer Appreciation Pre-neg
Volunteer Appreciation Shabbat
My Gym Party
Exploring Judaism
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From Rabbi Rubinstein

“Study and learning is the Jewish way. Wrestling with ideas is the Jewish way. Engaging ourselves with the words of Torah is the Jewish way. So from here on in, nothing will happen within the walls of this synagogue not laced with education. This is our dedication. This is our commitment. This is how it will happen.”

Rabbi Rubinstein, Rosh HaShanah sermon

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