Thursday, October 15, 2020


Virtual Coffee with Rabbinic Intern Chelsea Feuchs or Rabbi Dan Ross

Location: Zoom

From: October 9, 2020 at 10:00am - December 31, 2020 at 12:00pm

6 am
1 event

Breakfast Program

Location: Pavilion

From: Thursdays & Fridays, 6:00-7:30am

Details:

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
2 events

Daily Minyan

Location: Virtual

From: Monday–Friday, 8:00–8:15 am

Details:

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

 

Meditation Practice with Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and Special Guests

Location: Virtual

From: Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30-9:00 am

Details:

Bring some calm to the start of your day by joining Rabbi Buchdahl and special guests every Tuesday and Thursday 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 #.

Tuesday, October 13: Delighting in the Joy of Others
Mantra: Simcha=Joy (in relationship)

Thursday, October 15: Finding Equanimity
Mantra: Izun=Balance

Tuesday, October 20: Discovering Our Own Arks (Parashat Noach—Torah portion Noah)
Mantra: Flood/float

Thursday, October 22: Receiving Light
Mantra: Yotzeir Or (Creator of Light)

Tuesday, October 27: Getting Activated!
Mantra: Mofal=Activated

Additional sources and recordings of past sessions are available here.

 

10 am
1 event

20th-Century Jewish Theology

From: 10:00 am - 11:30am

Details:

20th-Century Jewish Theology

Thursdays, 10:00–11:30 am
October 8–December 3, 2020
Taught by Rabbi Hilly Haber

Dive into more than 100 years of Jewish philosophy and theology, spanning Enlightenment thinkers to post-Holocaust theologies and pioneering feminist and queer theologians. Together, we will consider the political, historical, and traditional aspects of Jewish theology while taking in account our personal ideas about God.

Register here.

 

12 pm
1 event

Coffee with Clergy (and Special Guests)

Location: Virtual

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

Details:

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.

Schedule:

Tuesday, October 27: Join Rabbi Ari Lorge and Cantor Julia Cadrain for the fifth installment of “Sunday in the Park with Lorge…and Cadrain.”
Thursday, October 29: Join Rabbi Dan Ross for a special election-themed workout, “Work Out the Vote.”


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

 

6 pm
1 event

Teachings of Wonder, Wisdom, and Values

From: 6:00 pm - 7:15pm

Details:

Teachings of Wonder, Wisdom, and Values

Thursdays, 6:00–7:15 pm
October 1–December 17, 2020
Taught by Educator Joe Septimus

Together we will explore stories from the Talmud that confront the strengths and frailties of human nature, universal experiences, and the very nature of godliness. Designed to enhance and deepen our appreciation of life’s wisdom, our discussions will focus on our amazing and complex universe, and Jewish values.

Register here.