Location: Pavilion Door
From: Thursdays & Fridays, 6:30-7:30am
Update: In order to maintain the safety of guests and volunteers during the COVID-19 Crisis, the Breakfast Program is currently operating on a “grab-and-go” basis; guests receive a “to-go” bag of food and drink at the Pavilion door. Staff, security, volunteers, and guests maintain a six-foot distance from one another. Additionally, if you are interested and comfortable volunteering for the Breakfast Program during this time, please contact the email below.
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: Friday, January 11, 5:30 pm
Rabbi Buchdahl, Cantor Cadrain, Rabbi Rosenthal, and our LCLJ educators will lead us in a shorter version of our traditional Friday night service. We’ll start with a light snack at 5:30, followed by services at 6:00 in Beir Chapel and a light dinner.
Everyone is welcome! You do not need to be registered in LCLJ to attend and no registration is required. This is a family experience, so every child must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note: this will take the place of our January Shabbat Yeladim.
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