Classes & Individual Study
Biblical and Modern Hebrew, Bible, Synagogue
Torah and Haftarah trope to help individuals
prepare to chant during Shabbat services. These
classes are offered by arrangement and begin
when there are sufficient interested
B'nai Mitzvah preparation for Adults &
Available by arrangement. Children need
prerequisite Hebrew skills and nine months to a
year of regular study with Hazzan Hayman.
Adults also need prerequisite Hebrew skills or
they may begin with Biblical Hebrew study, and
then prepare a Haftarah through study in our
Trope class. A Bar/Bat Mitzvah
ceremony during Shabbat morning services is the
culmination of this course of study and
For children, Central Synagogue provides an
opportunity for families to participate in
Jewish learning, worship, and ritual
observance, both as part of their own family
life, and as part of our congregational family.
We call it our Family Mitzvah
Yom Tov, Jewish Holidays and Events
We observe the cycle of holidays throughout
the year with services and special
celebrations. Central Synagogue conducts morning services on the Yomim
Tovim of all Jewish festivals, and evening services on Tisha
B'Av, Purim, and Simchat Torah. Special events include a
Sukkot dinner celebrated in the Succah, a Purim
Fest with the traditional Megillah reading followed by an
authentic Persian dinner, an Erev Shavuot Mini-Tikkun
and dinner, and parties for Chanukah and Simchat Torah.
Special congregational Shabbat dinners are proceeded by
a Kabbalat Shabbat service, and provide a
friendly environment, like celebrating Shabbat
at home with a group of friends.
Saturday morning services begin at 9:10 a.m.
with the introductory prayers led by a
congregant. Hazzan Hayman begins the Shacharit
Service with her beautiful nusach (chant) at
9:40 a.m. The Torah service is followed by a
brief discussion of the weekly Torah portion.
The service concludes with the full cantor's
repetition of the Shabbat Musaf, most weeks.
Following Shabbat services all are welcome to
join us for kiddush and our Shabbat lunch—a
nice way to enjoy Shabbat as a congregational
family. Services are also conducted on all the
Jewish festivals and holidays.