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: Lindenbaum Pavilion Lobby
From: Friday, May 31, 5:00 pm
Heed the call to support the “stranger” and help save lives; show our support for granting driver’s licenses to all, and make the roads safer for all New Yorkers, by writing a postcard to our state legislative leaders and governor. We join with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in the campaign to expand access to driver’s licenses to all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, enabling immigrants to legally register and insure their vehicles and obtain and carry identification. This not only makes the road safer for everyone, it also allows members of a vulnerable population to seek medical attention or bring kids to school without fear. Join us for this powerful opportunity to make a difference with this immigration reform initiative.
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