Friday, January 26, 2018

6 am
1 event

Breakfast Program

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.

Sign up is required in advance to volunteer. For more information or to sign up, contact


8 am
1 event

Alper Talmud Study

Location: Community House, room 503

From: Fridays | 8:15-9:15am


Taught by Dena Weiss
Classes start Friday, September 15

Explore one of the most radical rabbinic texts in all of Judaism, the Babylonian Talmud. 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.

Join anytime! No registration required.


4 pm
1 event

Rock Shabbat

Location: Pavilion

From: 4:30 pm - 6:00pm


For Families with Children Ages 0-7
Members: $10/adult, $5/child • Non-Members: $12/adult, $7/child
Join us for a delicious Shabbat meal as our very own Shira Kobren Wasserman and her kid-friendly rock band Shira & Friends rock Shabbat! Get ready to sing along, dance, and celebrate to their high-energy tunes as we welcome Shabbat.

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6 pm
3 events

Shabbat Worship

Location: Main Sanctuary

From: Fridays at 6pm & Saturdays at 9:30am


Join our congregation for festive Shabbat worship, always open to the public.

You can also watch our Shabbat services via live stream – click here for more ways to join.


Shabbat Yeladim

Location: Community House

From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm


Children Grades K-5, Open to Central Synagogue Members
Drop off your child(ren) with us and while you attend our Main Sanctuary service, we’ll provide an age-appropriate, fun, creative, and meaningful Shabbat experience downstairs in our Pavilion. Shabbat Yeladim programs will run 6:00-7:30pm (or when services in the Sanctuary conclude) and each week will include a Kabbalat Shabbat service with guest appearances from our clergy, a teaching on the week’s Torah portion and upcoming holidays, and a unique and exciting theme (magic, Cupcake Wars, Bowling, and more!) with an accompanying activity.


Cantor Daniel Mutlu’s Installation

Location: Main Sanctuary

From: Friday, January 26, During Services


Join our congregation for festive Shabbat worship, always open to the public.

As we come together to celebrate Shabbat Shirah - the Sabbath of Song - we will also celebrate the installation of Cantor Daniel Mutlu, who brings so much beautiful music to our community, as Senior Cantor of our congregation. We invite you to join us as we enjoy extraordinary music and a special evening of prayer to commemorate this milestone in the life of our Central family.

You can also watch our Shabbat services via live stream – click here for more ways to join.