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
From: Friday, June 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall uprising, and as New York welcomes WorldPride this summer, Central is proud to invite you, your friends, and family, to a special Shabbat dinner in celebration and support of our LGBTQ community.
Marnin will lead us in a discussion about the the significant gains that have been made over the past decade for LGBTQ+ people, and the recent erosion of these achievements—often under the guise of “religious freedom.” He will ask us to consider what we learn from our texts, values, and traditions and how these lessons have been exploited.
This event is open to all. Ticket price is $25. Click link below to learn more and buy tickets.
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