Location: Lese Lobby
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. Volunteers assemble every Thursday and Friday morning in Lese Lobby (Community House) to prepare and serve the most important meal of the day. A bag lunch is also handed out to clients. These lunches are prepared the prior evening as part of Central Synagogue’s Sandwich Making Program. Volunteers must be in the 6th grade or older; those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
From: 7:00 pm - 9:00pm
Central Synagogue in partnership with The Jewish Week is proud to present Writing Between Two Jewish Worlds, a conversation with Matti Friedman, Israeli journalist and author of The Aleppo Codex and Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story, a 2016 New York Times Notable Book, and Nicole Krauss, hailed by the New York Times as “one of America’s most important novelists” and the author of bestsellers Great House, The History of Love, and Man Walks Into a Room. Her new novel Forest Dark will be published in September. The conversation will be followed by a public forum and book signing. Books will be available for purchase.