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September 6, 2023 | General News | Worship and High Holidays

New Year, New Song: Shira Kobren & Noam Oren Discuss “Choose Love”

We’re proud to share the world premiere of the music video of Shira Kobren’s new song for the High Holy Days, “Choose Love,” directed by Noam Oren. Featuring additional vocals by Cantor Dan Mutlu and Cantor Jenna Pearsall, as well as on-camera appearances from Central members and staff, “Choose Love” was filmed on-site at Central Synagogue.

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June 22, 2023 | General News

Living With Authenticity: Reflections on Trans Jewish Identity with Cooper Hartog and Pamela Heller

In honor of Pride Month, we spoke with 17-year-old Central member Cooper Hartog (who uses both he/him and they/them pronouns) and their mother Pamela Heller about trans Jewish identity, their experiences in Jewish spaces, Cooper’s recent naming ceremony, and more.

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May 24, 2023 | General News | Messages From Leadership

Remarks from the 2023 Annual Meeting

Watch Senior Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and President Shonni Silverberg deliver their remarks at our Annual Congregational Meeting, held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

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May 17, 2023 | General News | Programs and Events

Israel @ 75: Meet Upper East Side Shlicha Michal Abramoff

Say "shalom” to Central staff member Michal Abramoff, our new Upper East Side shlicha (Israel emissary). As we mark Israel’s 75th birthday, Michal sat down with Central Synagogue to talk about her Jewish journey, the beauty and complexity of the Jewish State, the many ways American Jews can form authentic and personal connections to Israel, and what she hopes to learn about the Central community.

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April 25, 2023 | General News | Programs and Events

Remembrance is Central

When faced with loss, finding a balance between commemoration and renewal is important. Introduced by Honorary Central President Howard F. Sharfstein, Central trustee and former President and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Alice Greenwald, discussed this topic, drawing on her experiences with the September 11 Memorial, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and other organizations.

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