Author

  • Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal

    Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal is the Director of Youth and Family Education at Central Synagogue in New York City. She oversees all programs for children and families, including early childhood, religious school, and teen programming. Before coming to Central, Rabbi Rosenthal worked at IKAR in Los Angeles, CA and Congregation B'nai Zion in El Paso, TX. She received a BA from Yale University and a rabbinic ordination and a Master's in Jewish Education from The Jewish Theological Seminary, where she was a Wexner Fellow. Rabbi Rosenthal lives in New York City with her husband and three children.

Talking to Kids About Israel (October 2023)

Talking to Kids About Israel (October 2023)

Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal offers some wisdom on how to talk to children of all ages about what is happening in Israel in an appropriate way.
What Does it Mean to Dwell in the Sukkah?

What Does it Mean to Dwell in the Sukkah?

Living in the Sukkah can mean just living in an outdoor hut for a week, but it can also bring so much more meaning into ...
Navigating Yom Kippur with Toddlers and Young Children

Navigating Yom Kippur with Toddlers and Young Children

Yom Kippur with young children can be a challenge. Here are some tips for making the holiday meaningful for them and for you.
I Cried: A Reflection on the Overturning of Roe

I Cried: A Reflection on the Overturning of Roe

Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal reflects on the overturning of Roe, the emotions she experienced, and the wisdom of Rabbi Chanina.