Friday, January 24, 2020

Shabbat is Central

Location: Various locations around NYC

From: Friday, January 24, 2020


This opportunity is open to Central Synagogue members, participants in our 20s/30s programs, and those on our waitlist.

Our big, congregation-wide, Shabbat Is Central event returns in just a few weeks. And now more than ever, we ask you to join us as we celebrate the strength of our community and the beauty of our traditions.

Sign-up today to join a Shabbat dinner in the home of a fellow Central congregant as we come together across New York City on Friday, January 24. Meet fellow members, expand your community circle, get together with friends new and old, and celebrate the special joy of Shabbat.

Choose from more than 20 dinners (and growing!) with a variety of themes, menus, and cuisines.

We look forward to connecting and unwinding with you. Interested in hosting a dinner? Click here.

Explore the options available for all Shabbat dinners on the sign-up page and register for a seat (or seats). Once you’ve registered, an exact address will be sent to you prior to the dinner. For questions about the dinners please contact, Lauren Dickel at

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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. 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: Virtual

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.

Contact if interested in joining this class.

Join anytime! No registration required.


10 am
1 event

Jews in the City - People & Places

Location: Various locations around NYC

From: Fridays, January 24 - February 21, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


Taught by Central’s Rabbinic Intern Sarah Berman

In our long history, Jews have always shaped and been shaped by the places we have lived. Jews in New York City are no diff erent, especially in the 19th and 20th centuries. Over this five-week course, we will explore modern Jewish history through the stories of the people and places that defined them. The first class will meet at Central Synagogue; each subsequent class will take place elsewhere in the city. Together, we will explore museums, synagogues, and other historic buildings as we learn about the Jews of our city. Members: $150; Non-Members: $175

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6 pm
1 event

Shabbat Worship

Location: Virtual

From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm


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