Friday, April 19, 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


6 pm
1 event

Congregational First Night Seder

Location: Lindenbaum Pavilion

From: 6:45 pm - 8:45pm


Cantor Daniel Mutlu and Rabbi Stephanie Kolin invite you to our Congregational First Night Seder. Join with your Central family as we come together to tell the story of how our ancestors escaped from Egypt at our annual interactive and musical Congregational Passover Seder.

Recline in style as we journey through the wilderness, complete with plagues, unleavened bread, wine, and Elijah. Come ready to participate, question, and feast during a Seder that will be fun for the whole family.

Limit 6 seats per member family. Get your tickets now. We also welcome you to come solo – you’ll be alongside your fellow members! This event is not suitable for children under 3. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis for Central members.

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