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.
Location: Main Sanctuary
From: Friday, January 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Join us for this special Shabbat as we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our guest speaker, the Very Reverend Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, will speak about the continuing impact of Dr. King’s legacy and the ongoing work still necessary to enact his vision.
Dr. Douglas is Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, a progressive, Christian institution affiliated with Columbia University in New York. She was named Professor of Theology at Union in September 2017 and the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology in November 2019. She also serves as the Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathedral and Theologian in Residence at Trinity Church Wall Street.
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