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: 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].
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, January 26: Join Israeli student cantor and rabbi (and former Central cantorial intern) Shani Ben Or for “A Prayer of Woman and Man,” a conversation with with Rabbi Oded Mazor, the senior rabbi of Kehilat Kol HaNeshama in Jerusalem, about the newly released Israeli Reform siddur T’filat HaAdam.
Thursday, January 28: Join Rabbinic Intern Chelsea Feuchs for “Tu BiSh’vat Treats,” an afternoon coffee break featuring a fruity, chocolate-y, delectable holiday dessert.
To join us online for this program, simply visit Central Synagogue’s Facebook page.
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