Friday, May 12, 2017

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


6 pm
2 events

Shabbat Yeladim

Location: Community House

From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm


For Members Pre-K to 5th Grade
Shabbat Yeladim (Children’s Shabbat) is a program for our young LCLJ learners in pre-K to 5th Grades. Drop off your child(ren) with us in the Community House and we’ll provide an age-appropriate, fun, creative, and meaningful Shabbat experience while you attend our Main Sanctuary service. Each week will include a Kabbalat Shabbat service, a teaching on the week’s Torah portion and upcoming holidays, and/or a unique and exciting program facilitated by different URJ Camps. Drop-off and dinner begin at 5:45 pm followed by a short service at 6:00 pm.

For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families.

Any questions? Contact Merissa Hochberg.


Shabbat Worship with Musical Guest The Pursuit of Harmony

Location: Main Sanctuary

From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm


World-renowned songwriter Michael Hunter Ochs and award-winning peace-activist Alaa Alshaham are The Pursuit of Harmony, a musical duo dedicated to fostering meaningful connection between American Jews and Palestinian Muslims. Join us for what is sure to be a uniquely powerful Shabbat experience as they share their story, and, accompanied by our youth choir, share their music as well.

Always open to the public.

Please Note: This evening’s service will not be streamed live, but we’ve made it possible for you to still experience Shabbat via live stream with Central Synagogue on our Facebook page or website! Our team has put together a broadcast for tonight that will include a sermon from Rabbi Angela Buchdahl on Emor, this week’s parashah, a reading of this week’s Kaddish list, as well as music and liturgy from a previously recorded service.


7 pm
1 event

Family Shabbat Dinner: Meet Our New Director of Elementary Engagement

Location: Community House

From: 7:30 pm - 9:00pm


LCLJ Families Grades K-6 • $20 per family
Please join us following services and Shabbat Yeladim for a family Shabbat dinner and to meet our new Director of Elementary Engagement, Merissa Hochberg.

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