Thursday, May 14, 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.

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.

Sign up is required in advance to volunteer. For more information or to sign up, contact [email protected].


8 am
1 event

Daily Minyan

Location: Virtual

From: Monday–Friday, 8:00–8:15 am


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


12 pm
1 event

Coffee with Clergy (and Special Guests)

Location: Virtual—live on Central's Facebook page

From: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00–12:30 pm


Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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.


Tuesday, May 18: Do you love the taste of s’mores but don’t have access to a campfire? Join Rabbinic Intern Chelsea Feuchs as she makes s’mores tarts and reveals how to bring the flavors of summer into any kitchen.

Thursday, May 20: Hear from members of Central Synagogue’s Jews of Color group as they join Rabbi April Davis for an afternoon of coffee and conversation.

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


7 pm
1 event

Colliding Dreams: A Conversation With the Film’s Directors

Location: Virtual

From: 7:00 pm - 8:00pm


Join Central for a conversation between Rabbi Nicole Auerbach, and Joseph Dorman and Oren Rudavsky, Colliding Dreams film directors.

The film recounts the dramatic history of one of the most controversial, and urgently relevant political ideologies of the modern era. The century-old conflict in the Middle East continues to play a central role in world politics. And yet, amidst this fierce, often-lethal controversy, the Zionist idea of a homeland for Jews in the land of ancient Israel remains little understood and its meanings often distorted. COLLIDING DREAMS addresses that void with a gripping exploration of Zionism’s meaning, history, and future.

The program is designed for anyone who is interested in diving deeper into the complex, beautiful and painful history of the State of Israel. For parents or educators, please feel free to click here for a study guide that can help you frame the content of the film.

We strongly encourage you to watch the film before the discussion using the link below.

Film link:

Password: Central2020

Zoom link to be shared 24 hours in advance.

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