Thursday, October 10, 2019

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


6 pm
1 event

Heart, Mind, Soul: The Wisdom of Shabbat and Jewish Holidays

Location: Community House

From: Thursdays, September 12 – November 21, 2019, 6:00 – 7:15 pm


Taught by Jewish Educator Joe Septimus

Together we will plumb the intellectual and spiritual depths of living in Jewish time. Using ancient, medieval and modern texts we will explore the transformative power of Shabbat and the Jewish holidays. Members: $125; Non-members: $175

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