You can also click here to watch all Sermons given by our Clergy, here to listen to a special Haftarah interpretation given by Central member Isabel Rose, and here to listen to Yom Kippur Torah Reflections from Central Members.
A Special Rosh HaShanah Introduction
Rabbi Angela Buchdahl reflects on celebrating the High Holy Days during a pandemic and our ability to build a sanctuary…anywhere.
Central Sounds a Holocaust Shofar
This year Central Synagogue was honored to blow a special shofar; one sounded in secret at Auschwitz and smuggled out of the death camp by brave souls. Listen to the shofar sounded here for our Rosh HaShanah service by our congregant James Tisch with Cantor Dan Mutlu below.
A Virtual High Holy Days Sing-Along of Hashkiveinu
Central’s members come together virtually to sing one of our congregation’s favorite prayers, Hashkiveinu.
Avodah Dance Performance by Jonah Bokaer
During the Yom Kippur Avodah service, Central was joined in the Sanctuary by award-winning dancer and choreographer Jonah Bokaer for a specially commissioned dance interpretive performance. Watch a 3 minute clip here or the entire performance below.
Rabbi Buchdahl Talks With Bibi Shapiro
After a recent video of 6-year-old Bibi Shapiro singing Aveinu Malkeinu went viral, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl invited the passionate young singer and his mother Nina to lead our community into our own version of the High Holy Day prayer.
Theo Kandel Sings Jonah-Inspired “Big Fish”
Based on the feelings Kandel experienced while reading the Jonah and the Whale story, this song addresses the seeming futility of repentance, noting that it is the act of repenting every year that reflects the progress we have and will continue to make.
Standing on the Parted Shores,” by Central’s Teen Choir
Central Synagogue’s Teen Choir sings “Standing on the Parted Shores,” a text by Michael Walzer adapted for our Mishkan Tefilah prayer book, with a melody by Noah Aronson. Through this meditation or kavanah (intention) before the prayer Mi Chamocha, our teens remind us with their sweet voices that the only way to bring about redemption is through partnership and persistence.
An Unforgettable Kol Nidre by Senior Cantor Dan Mutlu
Central Synagogue’s Senior Cantor Dan Mutlu sings the Kol Nidre prayer, Yom Kippur services, September 28, 2020. Arrangement and cello piece arranged by Music Director Dave Strickland.
Cantor Emeritus Richard Botton Sings R’tzei
Central Synagogue’s Cantor Emeritus Richard Botton sings the R’tzei section of the Amidah prayer during Yom Kippur services, September 28, 2020 along with Central’s Congregational Choir.