Friday, September 20, 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


8 am
1 event

Alper Talmud Study

Location: Community House

From: Fridays: September 13, 2019-June 19, 2020, 8:15-9:15 am


Taught by Jewish Educator Dr. Rachel Rosenthal

Explore one of the most radical rabbinic texts in all of Judaism, the Talmud. This year, we will be examining what it means to be a responsible person in a larger society.

Join anytime! No registration required.


9 am
1 event

Jewish Climate Action Network: Pre-Rally and Global Climate Strike

From: Pre-Rally, 9:30 am, JCC Manhattan; Strike, 12:00 pm, Foley Square, 1 Federal Plaza


Central Synagogue joins the Jewish Climate Action Network to raise a moral call for transformative environmental action. Come together with Rabbis Auerbach and Haber as they participate in a pre-rally community gathering at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, and then stand with young activist Greta Thunberg and others demanding an end to the age of fossil fuels at the Global Climate Strike.


9:30-11:00 am: Community Gathering at the Markelne Meyerson JCC Manhattan gathering at the JCC

11:00 am- Noon: Travel to meet up spot downtown, City Hall Park (Broadway & Chambers) by the Horace Greeley Statue (NE corner, on footpath behind City Hall that runs from Broadway to Center Street)

1:00 pm: March to Battery Park

3:30 pm: Global Climate Strike Rally at Battery PArk featuring Greta Thunberg


6 pm
1 event

Shabbat Yeladim

Location: Community House

From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm


Children Grades K-5
Shabbat Yeladim (Children’s Shabbat) is a program for our young LCLJ learners in pre-K to 5th Grades. Drop off your child(ren) with us in the Community House and we’ll provide an age-appropriate, fun, creative, and meaningful Shabbat experience while you attend our Main Sanctuary service. Each week will include a Kabbalat Shabbat service, a teaching on the week’s Torah portion and upcoming holidays, and/or a unique and exciting program facilitated by different URJ Camps.

For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families.

Any questions? Contact Merissa Hochberg.