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.
From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm
Children Grades K-5
Drop off your child(ren) with us and while you attend our Main Sanctuary service, we’ll provide an age-appropriate, fun, creative, and meaningful Shabbat experience downstairs in our Pavilion. Shabbat Yeladim programs will run 6:00-7:30pm (or when services in the Sanctuary conclude) and each week will include a Kabbalat Shabbat service with guest appearances from our clergy, a teaching on the week’s Torah portion and upcoming holidays, and a unique and exciting theme (magic, Cupcake Wars, Bowling, and more!) with an accompanying activity.
For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families.
Any questions? Contact Merissa Hochberg.
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.
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.