Thursday, June 18, 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].


10 am
1 event

Socially Distanced Day of Planting with Green Bronx Machine

Location: Virtual

From: 10:00 am - 1:00pm


Green Bronx Machine is seeking dozens of volunteers to help prune, tie and stake 5,000 plants in their Food for Others Garden that serves seniors who are food insecure and recovering from cancer. Join us for a socially distanced day of planting. There will be masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, snacks available for anyone who feels comfortable coming out. Some Central staff will also be onsite helping with this project.

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