In the News

Our innovative programs and initiatives are frequently the subject of local news. In addition, our clergy and leadership often publish articles regarding issues of both local and world-wide importance.  Click on the links below to discover these news stories.

A Community Response to Gun Violence: A Vigil For Change
On February 16th, a vigil was held at Central Synagogue - Beth Emeth in the wake of the school shootings in Parkland, Florida.
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Are Trees Sacred?
Newsday's "Asking the Clergy" featuring Rabbi Skiddell, January 2018                                              

Why is the Menorah Important During Chanukah
Newsday's "Asking the Clergy" featuring Rabbi Gruber, December 2017

Chanukah: A Time to Find, Share The Light Within You
The Rockville Centre Herald shares a Chanukah message from Rabbi Skiddell, December 7, 2017

What Does Judaisim Say About Halloween
Newsday's "Asking the Clergy" featuring Rabbi Skiddell, October 29th,2017

Central Synagouge - Beth Emeth Celebrates Simchat Torah 

CSBE Chili Cookoff Highlighted In Newsday

"Maple Pointe Residents Celebrate Rosh Hashanah" Each Year CSBE Congregants Visit The Residents At Maple Pointe For A High Holiday Service. 

"CSBE Granted $55,000 to Enhance Secuirty" Our community is Greatful to Have Recently Received A Grant For Additional Security Measures Through the Department of Homeland Secuirty

"Rabbis Cancel High Holy Days Call with President Over Handling of Charlottesville Violence" Our CSBE Rabbis respond to the decision by Rabbis across the nation to cancel their annual High Holy Day call with the President. 

Clergy Peace Rally- On August 22nd, 2017 our CSBE Rabbis attended a clergy peace rally in the Village of Hempstead. They carred our "Hate Has No Home Signs.

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On August 17th 2017, nearly 300 people gathered on the steps of CSBE to condemn acts of hatred and racism. 

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How Can Silence and Solitutde Deepen Faith?  
Newsday's "Asking the Clergy" featuring Rabbi Gruber, August 13th, 2017 

A Vigil for Peace and Solidarity 

How is Family Love Nurtured by Your Religion? 
Newsday's "Asking the Clergy" featuring Rabbi Skiddell, August 6th, 2017.

"Congregants Connect At "Wedding Shower" BBQ - Rockville Centre Herald article about July 16th, 2017 "wedding shower". 

"What Can Be Gained By Visiting Jerusalem"-
Newsday's "Asking the Clergy" featuring Rabbi Gruber, July 16th 2017 

"Asking the clergy: When is it Permitted to Work on Holy Days?" Newday's "Asking the Clergy" feauturing Rabbi Skiddell, May 6th 2017

"Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated at RVC Synagogue"Rockville Centre Herald article describing 2017 Holocaust commemoration service.

"Passover Greeting From Rabbi Gruber"- Rabbi Gruber's 2017 Passover greeting as published in the Rockville Centre Herald.

Highlights From the Past

CSBE Launches Anti-Hatred Website-  CSBE's new United Against Hatred website provides resources and information about bias crime.

Congresswoman Kathleen Rice Discusses Gun Safety: Newsday article describing Congresswoman Kathleen Rice's talk to our congregation.

For L.I. Synagogues A More Perfect Union?: Jewish Week article  published on December 19th 2014, that discusses the unique partnership between Central Synagogue and Congregation Beth Emeth.