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: Fridays: 8:15-9:15 am
Taught by Dr. Rachel Rosenthal and others
Explore one of the most radical rabbinic texts in all of Judaism, the Talmud.
From: Fridays, March 5–April 23, 2021, 10:30–11:30 am
Led by Rabbinic & Cantorial HUC Students
Before Angela Buchdahl was a rabbi, she was a rabbinical student; before Dan Mutlu was a cantor, he was a cantorial student. It was in school that both began to develop their voices as Jewish leaders.
This course gives you an opportunity to learn from the next generation of rabbis and cantors, who will be shaping and shepherding Judaism in the future. Each week you will get to learn with a different creative and thoughtful HUC student, who will present their favorite text. Text selections are drawn from Torah, midrash, prayers, and popular music—a diverse and beautiful range of Jewish perspectives. Classes will require no advance preparation.
This class will be offered on Central Synagogue’s Facebook page, at no cost and with no need to register. All are welcome to view the class.
16 April – Noah Lawrence, Contemporary Song Lyrics
23 April – Stefanie Green, Musical Theater as Midrash
From: 5:00 pm - 6:00pm
Families with Children ages 0-5 • Open to All • No RSVP Required
Shabbat Central, formerly known as Tot Shabbat, provides a warm, exciting, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. Geared to families of children from birth to age five, Shabbat Central is led by an experienced musician and children’s service leader along with members of the Family Engagement department and Early Childhood department staff. Children and families gather together for song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. Following the service, a light meal is served.
Open to all – no RSVP required.
For a complete list of dates, visit the Shabbat for Kids & Families page.
Any questions? Contact Amy Martin.
From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm
You can watch our Shabbat services via livestream – click here for more ways to join.
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