Friday, December 13, 2019

6 am
1 event

Breakfast Program

Location: Pavilion

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.

Currently, our volunteers are helping to distribute pre-made sandwiches and other “to-go” items from the doors in front of the Pavilion entrance. Social distancing is observed and a contactless pickup system for the food has been arranged.

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


7 pm
2 events

20s and 30s Shabbat

Location: The Strand Rare Books Room, 826 Broadway

From: Friday, December 13, 7:00 pm


Join us for Shabbat at the Strand. Please note our event is in the Rare Books Room of the Strand located at 826 Broadway on the third floor (not the bookstore entrance). While our caterer is not kosher, we will have vegetarian options and food will be kosher style. Register by December 8 for early bird pricing.

7:00 pm: Cocktails

7:15 pm: Service

8:15 pm: Dinner and Drinks

RSVP here.


Let’s Talk about Death…Over Dinner 

Location: Lindenbaum Pavilion

From: Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:30 - 9:00 pm


Join us for one of the most important conversations you have been trying not to have. Together with our community and within our sacred space, Rabbi Lori Koffman and former Central President Howard Sharfstein invite you gather for conversations that will transform the topic of death into a subject that invites introspection and life-affirming dialogue. Through the frame of Jewish tradition and wisdom and with the warmth and sense of connection that comes with sharing a meal, we hope you will find the evening not only empowering, but even uplifting.   

Sponsored in part by the Jill and Howard Sharfstein Fund to Support Life’s Journeys. Members: $18; Non-members: $18

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