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: Central Synagogue Community House and Metropolitan Museum of Art
From: Fridays, March 13 - May 1, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Taught by Central’s Rabbinic Intern Sarah Berman
Join Rabbinic Intern Sarah Berman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore texts and objects that illustrate the lives of Jews from antiquity to modernity. With her 10-year background in art and curation, she will demonstrate how these historical artifacts can bring Jewish history to life. The first class will be held at Central and the next five in the series will be at the Met.
Location: Main Sanctuary
From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm
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.
Location: Lindenbaum Pavilion
From: Friday, March 20, 6:30 pm
Join us for Shabbat on March 20! We’ll be bringing in Shabbat together in the Pavilion of Central Synagogue. While our caterer is not kosher, we will have vegetarian options and food will be kosher style.
6:30 pm: Cocktails
7:00 pm: Service
8:00 pm: Dinner and Drinks
Location: Lindenbaum Pavilion
From: Friday, March 20, 2020, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
In the spirit of “welcoming the stranger,” we invite you to join our community for a special Shabbat dinner catered and hosted by training chefs from the organization Emma’s Torch, which provides refugees with culinary training, ESL classes, and job interview preparation. During the dinner we will not only eat a delicious Shabbat meal together, but we will also hear from alumni of the program and other speakers about important issues relating to refugees in the United States.
Adults: $25; Children under 18: Free
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.