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.
Location: Community House
From: Fridays: September 13, 2019-June 19, 2020, 8:15-9:15 am
Led 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.
Location: Main Sanctuary
From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm
Join our congregation for festive Shabbat worship, always open to the public.
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Location: The Strand Rare Books Room, 826 Broadway
From: Friday, December 13, 7:00 pm
Join us for Shabbat at the Strand. Please note our event is in the Rare Books Room of the Strand located at 826 Broadway on the third floor (not the bookstore entrance). While our caterer is not kosher, we will have vegetarian options and food will be kosher style. Register by December 8 for early bird pricing.
7:00 pm: Cocktails
7:15 pm: Service
8:15 pm: Dinner and Drinks
Location: Lindenbaum Pavilion
From: Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Join us for one of the most important conversations you have been trying not to have. Together with our community and within our sacred space, Rabbi Lori Koffman and former Central President Howard Sharfstein invite you gather for conversations that will transform the topic of death into a subject that invites introspection and life-affirming dialogue. Through the frame of Jewish tradition and wisdom and with the warmth and sense of connection that comes with sharing a meal, we hope you will find the evening not only empowering, but even uplifting.
Sponsored in part by the Jill and Howard Sharfstein Fund to Support Life’s Journeys. Members: $18; Non-members: $18
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.