Friday, March 27, 2020

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
3 events

Daily Minyan

Location: Virtual

From: 8:00 am - 8:15am


All are invited to join us each morning Monday through Friday on Zoom.
For the link, please email


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.


Meditation Practice with Rabbi Angela Buchdahl

Location: Virtual

From: Monday-Friday, 8:30-9:00 am


Bring some calm to the start of your day by joining Rabbi Buchdahl each weekday morning for a call-in meditation practice and a little Torah. Meditation helps boost the immune system, relieve stress and anxiety, and center the mind. No experience necessary. If you can breathe, you can meditate!

Please note new call-in number:
+1 253 215 8782, ID: 580 872 399, then press #.

Information on each day’s meditations, as well as recordings of past sessions, can be found here.


12 pm
1 event

Coffee with Clergy (and Special Guests)

Location: Virtual

From: Monday–Friday, 12:00-12:30 pm


Join us each weekday at noon for this great chance to connect virtually in-person with Central’s clergy team. A different member of our clergy team—or a special guest!—will share a favorite text, a new piece of music or arrangement, answer questions, or even lead a short cooking segment.


Friday, April 3: Rabbi Nicole Auerbach, (Click here for related text)
Monday, April 6: Cantor Dan Mutlu
Tuesday, April 7: Eran Sabo

To join us online for this program, simply visit Central Synagogue’s Facebook page or our website livestream page.


2 pm
1 event

UJA CommUnity Pre-Shabbat Gathering

Location: Virtual

From: 2:00 pm - 3:00pm


Friends, while our shuls may be closed, our hearts have never been more open. We’ve convened some of our community’s rabbis to offer comfort and hope as we bring in Shabbat together. Please join us for a community-wide virtual gathering—an opportunity to come together in prayer, song, and learning.

Wherever we stand, we stand together.

UJA CommUnity Pre-Shabbat Gathering Featuring:

• Eric S. Goldstein—CEO, UJA-Federation
• Rabbi Angela Buchdahl—Senior Rabbi, Central Synagogue
• Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove—Senior Rabbi, Park Avenue Synagogue
• Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz—Senior Rabbi, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
• Rabbi Menachem Creditor—Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar-in-Residence, UJA-Federation

Join by going to UJA’s Facebook page.

Our thoughts are with you all, and we hope you can join us on Friday for this special convening.

Questions? Contact Jamie Weinstein at


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.