While Central Synagogue remains a completely “virtual” congregation during the COVID-19 crisis, this page will serve as a resource for both our congregation and our broader community, with information on our services, programs, events, and a variety of other available offerings.
Posted April 2, 2020
UJA Federation, COVID-19 Resources For You
A compilation of resources from UJA’s network of nonprofits, synagogues, and day schools.
UJA Federation NY has also organized a list of virtual service opportunities available to those interested in helping to reduce social isolation among high-risk and quarantined individuals.
Union for Reform Judaism
How Reform Congregations are Coping with COVID-19 (and Tools to Help)
No Neighbors in Need NYC
A quick guide for New Yorkers to contribute to the fight against the Coronavirus and ensure that no neighbors remain in need in NYC during this crisis.
Help Now NYC
Ways to Volunteer, Donate and Partner in New York City.
Invisible Hands: Free deliveries for at-risk New Yorkers
This organization is focused most prominently on the elderly, disabled, and immunocompromised, but is available to help anyone in need. Sign up if you need groceries or supplies, or if you'd like to volunteer.
The Institute for Jewish Spirituality
A compilation of resources for challenging times including free Torah study and daily online meditation.
My Jewish Learning
A Daily Guide to Zoom Events, Livestreams and Other Online Resources
Increasing disruptions and shutdowns have very real and challenging financial impact on many in our congregation and throughout the city. The Hebrew Free Loan Society recently launched its Coronavirus Financial Impact Loan program to provide interest-free loans of $2,000-$5,000 to lower-income residents of New York City who are facing financial challenges caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. These loans address:
For more information and an application, visit http://hfls.org/coronavirus.
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Technically challenged? Check out these videos on how to use tools such as Zoom, Facetime, Amazon, and Seamless.
Your tax-deductible contribution to our Annual Yom Kippur Appeal will provide for Central’s exceptional educational, community, and spiritual programs and help enrich the Jewish experience of our members and the community-at-large.