Friday, January 17, 2020


6 am
1 event

Breakfast Program

Location: Lese Lobby

From: Thursdays & Fridays, 6:00-7:30am

Details:

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 breakfast@censyn.org.

 

8 am
1 event

Alper Talmud Study

Location: Community House

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

Details:

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.

Join anytime! No registration required.

 

6 pm
2 events

Shabbat Worship (Main Sanctuary)

Location: Main Sanctuary

From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm

Details:

Join our congregation for festive Shabbat worship, always open to the public.

You can also watch our Shabbat services via live stream – click here for more ways to join.

 

Shabbat Service Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Location: Main Sanctuary

From: Friday, January 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Details:

Join us for this special Shabbat as we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our guest speaker, the Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, will speak about the continuing impact of Dr. King’s legacy and the ongoing work still necessary to enact his vision.

Dr. Douglas is Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, a progressive, Christian institution affiliated with Columbia University in New York. She was named Professor of Theology at Union in September 2017 and the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology in November 2019.  She also serves as the Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathedral and Theologian in Residence at Trinity Church Wall Street.