Location: PS 140, 123 Ridge St, New York, NY 10002
From: 3:00 pm - 5:00pm
Would you like to be a Homework Helper? Join us on Tuesdays at the after school program of PS 140 on the Lower East Side. During their after school homework help hours, Central Volunteers work with second and third graders from 3:00-5:00pm.
You do not need to have prior teaching experience; anyone can make a big difference through their participation. We simply ask that you commit to a full year of participation when you join. By joining the Central Volunteers at PS 140, you’re certain to make an impact on the students just as they make an impact on our community. Volunteers ages 15+ welcome. RSVP required – please email [email protected] if you’re interested.
Location: Community House
From: 6:00 pm - 8:30pm
Heeding Rabbi Buchdahl’s call on Yom Kippur to engage in more “resilient listening” about Israel, we will be challenging ourselves to open our hearts and minds to different narratives about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The first event in this series will feature Combatants for Peace, a grassroots movement of Israelis and Palestinians who support a peaceful solution for all peoples in Israel. The co-founders of the organization were nominated this year for a Nobel Peace Prize. Join us as we welcome two former combatants – one Israeli, Nathan Landau, and one Palestinian, Osama Elewat – and listen to their personal stories.
Nathan served in the Israeli Defense Forces in of a unit that was tasked with arresting Palestinians deemed dangerous by the Israeli government. Throughout his service, he began to realize that there had to be a different solution to the conflict.
Osama grew up in the West Bank and, following the arrest of his father by Israeli troops, frequently threw rocks at Israeli soldiers and tagged walls with anti-Israel graffiti messages. These actions continued until a friend of his convinced him to sit down and talk with a group of Israelis.
Join us as we meet these two men and hear their stories.
Today more than ever we rely on you to support our educational, community, and spiritual programs that are so important to Central members and the Jewish community-at-large. If you are able, please support our Annual Yom Kippur Appeal today with a tax-deductible contribution.