Thursday, May 16, 2019


6 am
1 event

Breakfast Program

Location: Lese Lobby

From: Thursdays & Fridays, 6:00-7:30am

Details:

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 breakfast@censyn.org.

 

10 am
1 event

English in Action

Location: Community House

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

Details:

If you are interested in learning more, please email Carolyn Roesler at roelserc@censyn.org 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.

 

12 pm
2 events

Soulful Thursdays at Central

Location: Community House

From: Thursdays, January 24 - June 27, 12:00 pm

Details:

Beginning in January, we will be offering a weekly series of drop-in programs on mindfulness, healing, and rejuvenation to help you restore, replenish, and reconnect. These programs are open to all.

Healing Service
First Thursday of the Month: Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, Jun. 26
Led by Rabbi Lori Koffman and Rory Michelle Sullivan
A sacred space to process our fears and struggles. Through prayer, meditation, sharing, and singing, we will find healing, strength, and hope in one another.

Mindful Movement and Meditation
Second Thursday of the Month: Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9, Jun. 13
Led by Cantor Julia Cadrain
A rare time-out. A place to exhale, stretch, and meditate before we rejoin the fray and frenzy of our typical routines. No special clothing, background, or equipment is required.

Caregiver Café
Third Thursday of the Month: Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16
Led by Rabbi Lori Koffman and Social Worker Jackie Pykon
Caring for a sick loved one can be fraught, confusing, exhausting, and difficult. Offering support both practically and emotionally, the first half-hour will feature a visiting expert, followed by a facilitated sharing session.

Joy is Central
Fourth Thursday of the Month: Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23
Led by Rabbi Lori Koffman
Inspired by Rabbi Buchdahl’s Yom Kippur sermon reflecting on the Torah’s commandment to be joyful, this class will focus on a different practice each month—gratitude, mindfulness, relationships, and more.

 

Soulful Thursdays at Central: Caregiver Café

Location: Community House

From: Third Thursday of the Month

Details:

Led by Rabbi Lori Koffman and Social Worker Jackie Pykon


Caring for a sick loved one can be fraught, confusing, exhausting, and difficult. Offering support both practically and emotionally, the first half-hour will feature a visiting expert, followed by a facilitated sharing session.

 

6 pm
1 event

Annual Congregational Meeting

Location: Lindenbaum Pavilion

From: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:00 pm

Details:

All congregants are encouraged to attend. In accordance with Article V, Section 3(b) of the By Laws, we will vote to elect new officers and trustees and we will hear from our President, Treasurer, and Senior Rabbi.

Please note that you may cast your vote for officers and trustees via online proxy or in person at the Annual Meeting. You may only vote once, so if you plan on attending the meeting, please do not vote online. Note that only primary members and their spouses or partners may vote; adult children or other dependents in your family are not eligible.

Cast your vote online »

Agenda

  1. Invocation
  2. Nominating Committee Report
  3. Finance Report
  4. President’s Report
  5. Senior Rabbi’s Remarks
  6. Q&A
  7. Benediction

Report of the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is tasked with nominating first-term trustees as well as re-nominating trustees completing their first and second terms. Additionally, the Committee nominates first-term officers and re-nominates continuing officers.

Trustees are eligible for three three-year terms and officers are eligible for four one-year terms. President is eligible for three one-year terms.

Here is this year’s slate:

Nominated as Officers for a One-Year Term

Jeremy Fielding, President
Brad Bernstein, Vice President
Ellen Cogut, Vice President
Michael Gamzon,  Vice President
Shonni Silverberg, Vice President
Jon May, Treasurer
Joe Sofer, Secretary

Nominated as Trustees for their first Three-Year Term

Jonine Bernstein
David Tanner

Re-Nominated as Trustees for a Three-Year Term

Barbara Brill
Lynn Finkel
Michael Gamzon
Bruce Gutkin
Richard Markowitz
Ellen Oppenheim
Jill Seigerman
Jeffrey Silberstein
Joe Sofer
Erica Tishman

Submitted April 2019: Abigail Pogrebin (chair) with committee members Cindy Edelson, Mari Hinojosa, Ralph Levene, Jenny Sharfstein Kane, Steven Steinman, Susie Stern.

If you are unable to join us in person, you may live stream this event on our website.