Thursday, December 1, 2016

6 am
1 event

Breakfast Program

Location: Lese Lobby

From: Thursdays & Fridays, 6:00-7:30am


The Breakfast Program, formerly known as the Caring Committee Feeding Program, is among Central Synagogue’s longest ongoing social justice projects. Originally conceived and implemented by longtime congregant Nat Shapiro in 1983, the Breakfast Program was started in response to Mayor Koch’s outcry for New York City’s religious institutions to respond to an exploding homeless and hungry problem. Today, many clients of the Breakfast Program are working poor who greatly appreciate and regularly rely on the warm, nutritious start to their day. Volunteers assemble every Thursday and Friday morning in Lese Lobby (Community House) to prepare and serve the most important meal of the day. A bag lunch is also handed out to clients. These lunches are prepared the prior evening as part of Central Synagogue’s Sandwich Making Program. Volunteers must be in the 6th grade or older; those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sign up is required in advance to volunteer. For more information or to sign up, contact


7 pm
1 event

Jewish Wisdom Through the Lens of the Talmud

Location: Community House

From: Thursdays, Sept 15-Dec 1 (excluding Oct 13, Nov 24) at 7:15pm


Join long-time Melton instructor Joe Septimus for this brand new class about Talmud. It will explore selected Talmudic teachings and stories translated from the original Aramaic. These texts are rich in literary style, their willingness to confront the strengths and weaknesses of human nature, and they will leave us with a deeper appreciation of life’s wisdom and Jewish values. This class is open to everyone - there are no prerequisites and Joe will organize his own curriculum. This course is not affiliated with Melton.

Registration for this course is now closed.