Friday, November 1, 2019

6 am
1 event

Breakfast Program

Location: Pavilion

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.

Sign up is required in advance to volunteer. For more information or to sign up, contact [email protected].


4 pm
1 event

Virtual Walking Tour - 180th Anniversary

Location: Lindenbaum Pavilion

From: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm


For our fall Chai Connections event and in celebration of our 180th anniversary, embark with us on a virtual journey through time and place to our synagogue’s Lower-East-Side roots. The evening will begin with a Pre-Oneg, followed by a special presentation that will introduce Central as an evolving Jewish community and will be led by Tenement Museum President Emeritus, Dr. Morris Vogel, with our very own Rabbinic Intern, Sarah Berman. During the presentation we will discuss the tenements, settlement houses, playgrounds, and public schools where Central members (mostly women) tried to help new immigrants make their way in new and often difficult circumstances.

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5 pm
1 event

Friday Shabbat Central

Location: Virtual

From: 5:00 pm - 6:00pm


Families with Children ages 0-5 • Open to All • No RSVP Required
Shabbat Central, formerly known as Tot Shabbat, provides a warm, exciting, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. Geared to families of children from birth to age five, Shabbat Central is led by an experienced musician and children’s service leader along with members of the Family Engagement department and Early Childhood department staff. Children and families gather together for song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. Following the service, a light meal is served.

Open to all – no RSVP required.

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

Any questions? Contact Amy Martin.