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.
Location: Zoom & Livestream
From: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:00 pm
This year’s meeting will be held virtually. All congregants are encouraged to attend via zoom or to watch the livestream. In accordance with Article V, Section 3(b) of the By Laws, we will vote to elect new officers and trustees and we will hear from our President, Treasurer, and Senior Rabbi.
—Joe Sofer, Secretary
We strongly encourage you to cast your vote online via proxy, whether or not you are able to join the meeting. Please note, members who have opted to receive communications via the United States Postal Service, will receive a paper proxy that they can complete and return to us.
Note that only primary members and their spouses or partners may vote; non-member spouses, adult children, or other dependents in your family are not eligible.
The Nominating Committee is tasked with providing, by March 31, a recommendation to the Board of Trustees for first-term trustees as well as re-nominating trustees completing their first and second terms. Additionally, the Committee nominates first-term officers and re-nominates continuing officers.
Trustees are eligible for three three-year terms and officers are eligible for four one-year terms. President is eligible for three one-year terms.
Here is this year’s slate:
Shonni Silverberg, President
Brad Bernstein, Vice President
David Tanner, Vice President
Jonathan Crystal, Vice President
Susie Stern, Vice President
Jon May, Treasurer
Jill Seigerman, Secretary
Jenny Sharfstein Kane
Submitted April 2021: Abigail Pogrebin (chair) with committee members Cindy Edelson, Mari Hinojosa, Benjamin Lawsky, Karen Picquet, Jaymere Stein, and Steve Steinman.
If you are unable to join via Zoom, you may watch the livestream on our website.
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