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.
Currently, our volunteers are helping to distribute pre-made sandwiches and other “to-go” items from the doors in front of the Pavilion entrance. Social distancing is observed and a contactless pickup system for the food has been arranged.
Location: Community House, room 503
From: Fridays | 8:15-9:15am
Explore one of the most radical rabbinic texts in all of Judaism, the Babylonian Talmud. The class will delve into the Talmudic texts that serve as a paradigm for Jewish innovation and rabbinic creativity and we’ll use them to discover the profound roots of our modern-day faith.
From: 4:30 pm - 5:45pm
For Central Members 65+
Join us before Friday night Kabbalat Services for delicious hors d’ oeuvres and a chance to meet and deepen relationships with your fellow congregants.
Location: Main Sanctuary
From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm
Join our congregation for festive Shabbat worship, always open to the public.
Please join us for a special Kiddush to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Cantor Julia Cadrain and Elana Arian. We will also honor the couple with the Aufruf blessing during services that evening.
You can also watch our Shabbat services via live stream – click here for more ways to join.
Your tax-deductible contribution to our Annual Yom Kippur Appeal will provide for Central’s exceptional educational, community, and spiritual programs and help enrich the Jewish experience of our members and the community-at-large.