From: March 24, 2021 at 12:00am - April 4, 2021 at 12:00pm
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].
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, May 11: Dr. Sarah Bunin Benor, Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Linguistics at HUC–Los Angeles, joins Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal for a fun and enlightening conversation about… conversation! More specifically, we will discuss the unique mix of Hebrew, Yiddish, and English spoken by American Jews.
Thursday, May 13: What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Join Rabbi Sarah Berman for a story-sharing “Coffee With Clergy.” Come prepared to share the advice that has helped shape your life—and leave with a deeper connection to our community and to your own best self.
To join us online for this program, simply visit Central Synagogue’s Facebook page.
From: 7:15 pm - 8:45pm
Free for members, $18 for non-members
This short introduction to Moses in the Qur’an will focus on three points in Moses’ transformation from a Prince of Egypt to a Prophet. Two of these points, Moses fighting an Egyptian guard and Moses in challenging Pharaoh, resonate with the versions of the stories in Exodus but differ in subtle and important ways. The third story, of Moses meeting the figure of Khidr, is a unique story to the Qur’an, but which seems to draw on knowledge of the Torah. Finally, we will turn to some short devotional reflections on Moses from Muslim traditions. No knowledge of Islam or the Qur’an needed.
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