Thursday, January 17, 2019

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


10 am
2 events

Genealogy Exploration

Location: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street

From: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 10:00 am


Join us for a workshop on how to research our Jewish ancestry, as well as a guided tour of the museum. Our museum visit will be followed by lunch at a nearby venue (lunch is not included in the program fee). Due to space limitations at the museum, enrollment is limited to 27 participants. If there is an overwhelming response we will happily schedule a second visit.

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English in Action

Location: Community House

From: Thursdays, 10:30am-12:30pm


If you are interested in learning more, please email Carolyn Roesler at or (212) 838-5122 Ext. 3043 and she’ll put you in touch with the program’s lay leaders. English in Action is not currently accepting new volunteers, but they are always happy to talk to people about the program and add to their list of prospective volunteers.


5 pm
1 event

Central Challah Bake

Location: Lindenbaum Pavilion

From: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5:00 pm


Get a taste of Shabbat and connect with your Central community as you discover the ins and outs of Challah baking. We’ll learn this simple, fun, and yummy tradition with Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal. A pizza dinner will be provided.

Please note: This is a family event, so children must be accompanied by an adult.

Challah will contain gluten and eggs.

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