On September 19, Central Synagogue officially installed Rabbi Angela Buchdahl as its senior rabbi during Shabbat services. Rabbi Buchdahl is well known to the congregation and the broader faith community of New York City, having served as the Synagogue’s senior cantor since 2006. It was my great pleasure to photograph the service for the Synagogue. So as not to interrupt the joyous and moving installation ceremony, I was positioned in the rear balcony, so far from the bimah, that I needed to rent at 400 mm lens. The lighting was very low, but at f/2.8 and ISO 6,400, I was able to maintain a shutter speed of 1/250 second which was barely adequate to freeze the action.
Angela Buchdal Is Installed as Senior Rabbi at Central Synagogue