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.
Location: Community House
From: Fridays | 8:15-9:15am
Please join our Director of Adult Engagement, Rabbi Ben Greenberg, in exploring one of the most radical rabbinic interpretations in all of Judaism, the wayward and rebellious child. The class will delve into the Talmudic texts that serve as a paradigm for Jewish innovation and rabbinic creativity and we’ll use them to discover the profound roots of our modern-day faith.
Location: Pavilion & Community House
From: Fridays, 6:00pm & Saturdays, 9:30am
During the summer months, Shabbat worship will be held in the Pavilion (beneath the Main Sanctuary) on Friday evenings, and in the Rabbi Rubinstein Chapel (in the Community House) on Saturday mornings. Throughout the summer, our clergy will teach about a different prayer every Friday night. Join us! Our Shabbat worship is always open to the public.
We will continue to live stream (from the Pavilion only) all summer – click here for more ways to join.