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Yom Kippur Appeal

Yom Kippur Appeal

The Yom Kippur Appeal (YKA) is our annual fundraising campaign and Central’s main source of operating support beyond membership dues and tuition. It is only through the generosity of our members that we are able to achieve our mission of transforming the way people experience Jewish life.

Gifts to the YKA enable us to continue responding with innovation to our community’s needs while adhering to our financial principles and goals.


Your YKA Support Enables Central’s Worldwide Livestream Reach

Whether being watched by a Central congregant unable to attend services due to illness, or by a participant on the other side of the globe far from a local shul, Central’s livestreamed worship services are appreciated by thousands each week. Your annual support of the YKA ensures that the beautiful singing, prayers, and messages from the bimah are the highest possible quality (and the next best thing to being there in person).


Your YKA Support Enables Jewish Continuity

Your support of Central’s Annual Yom Kippur Appeal helps to fund important initiatives such as the Center for Exploring Judaism, which welcomes anyone wishing to explore Jewish life. Couples and singles alike are invited to take courses, receive guidance and counseling, and join the community. Under the leadership of Rabbi Lisa Rubin, nearly 1,200 students have worked toward Jewish literacy and/or conversion, and together, those alumni have welcomed almost 275 babies into Jewish homes!


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Central Synagogue relentlessly strives to be a spiritual home for all of us, as well as thousands of people around the world who rely on us to provide the Jewish community they need. The innovation and creativity of our exceptional Clergy and staff ensure the continuation of our inspirational worship services, top-notch adult programming, and engaging religious school education. Support of our Yom Kippur Appeal will help Central continue to stand as a beacon of hope and positivity throughout the world.

Central’s archived YKA videos from previous years are also available here.

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