Thursday, April 22, 2021


Omer: A Season of Reflection

Location: Zoom

From: April 1, 2021 at 9:00am - May 13, 2021 at 10:00am

Poetic Shabbat: The Siddur as an Evening-Long Poem of Transformation

Location: Zoom

From: April 21, 2021 at 10:30am - May 26, 2021 at 11:45am

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
1 event

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].

 

12 pm
1 event

Coffee with Clergy (and Special Guests)

Location: Virtual—live on Central's Facebook page

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, April 13: Rabbi Nicole Auerbach speaks with Naftuli Moster of Young Advocates for Fair Education (Yaffed) about his advocacy to improve general studies education for Hasidic and Haredi children, enabling them to learn secular knowledge and skills alongside traditional curricula of Judaic studies.


Thursday, April 15: Join Rabbi Ross for his conversation with autistic advocate and Wandering Jews of Astoria board member Meredith Nicholson about the importance of Autism Awareness and Acceptance month and what meaningful allyship with autistic people looks like.

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

 

7 pm
1 event

Jewish Bookshelf: Rabbi Mark Sameth and Rabbi Sarah Berman

Location: Zoom

From: Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:30–8:30 pm

Details:

The Jewish Bookshelf series welcomes into the Central community a variety of scholars, writers, thinkers, and doers, who share with us the books that have formed their Jewish identities. On April 22, Rabbi Sarah Berman invites you to join her and Rabbi Mark Sameth, the author of The Name: History of the Dual-Gendered Hebrew Name for God. Together they will discuss what Jewish texts and writings have informed their work and life.

About Rabbi Mark Sameth:
Named to The Forward’s list of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis,” featured in Berne and Belchman’s God: 48 Famous and Fascinating Minds Talk about God, Rabbi Mark Sameth’s essays include “Our Father, Who Art Our Mother” (Religion Dispatches) and “Is God Transgender?” (Op-Ed, The New York Times) — links to which may be found on his website.

Register here.