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.
Location: Main Sanctuary & Pavilion
From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm
Join us as we commemorate Yom Hazikaron – Israeli Memorial Day – and celebrate of Yom HaAtzmaut – Israel’s Independence Day. We’ll hear from special guest speaker Anat Hoffman, Director and founding member of Women of the Wall and Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), and enjoy a festive oneg in our Pavilion complete with Israeli food, music, and dancing.
Always open to the public. You can also watch our Shabbat services via live stream – click here for more ways to join.