Thursday, August 8, 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

Train to be an “Accompanier” for Undocumented Immigrants

Location: The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest (1085 5th Ave)

From: Thursday, August 8, 6:00 pm


In partnership with the Church of Heavenly Rest, join us for a training session, led by New Sanctuary Coalition, that will teach you how to support immigrants in their meetings with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and during court appearances. During these challenging times, undocumented immigrants need additional support. Your participation can make an enormous difference.

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