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: 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.
Your tax-deductible contribution to our Annual Yom Kippur Appeal will provide for Central’s exceptional educational, community, and spiritual programs and help enrich the Jewish experience of our members and the community-at-large.