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: 10:00 am - 11:30am
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.
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, April 6: When Pesach ends, it’s time for chametz! Join Rabbi Ari Lorge and Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal as they bring together their passions: pickling and baking. Together they will demonstrate how to make Pickle Challah. (Don’t worry, it is better than it sounds.) Click here for the recipe.
Thursday, April 8: The USC Shoah Foundation’s mission is to develop empathy, understanding, and respect through testimony. This year on Yom HaShoah, The USC Shoah Foundation’s Director of Programs Karen Jungblut, Central member Nancy Fisher, and Rabbi Nicole Auerbach discuss the importance of collecting survivor stories and the role Central is playing to facilitate this important work.
To join us online for this program, simply visit Central Synagogue’s Facebook page.
From: 6:00 pm - 7:15pm
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.
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