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.
Currently, our volunteers are helping to distribute pre-made sandwiches and other “to-go” items from the doors in front of the Pavilion entrance. Social distancing is observed and a contactless pickup system for the food has been arranged.
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 [email protected]
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