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.
Location: Community House
From: Fridays: September 13, 2019-June 19, 2020, 8:15-9:15 am
Led by Jewish Educator Dr. Rachel Rosenthal
Explore one of the most radical rabbinic texts in all of Judaism, the Talmud. This year, we will be examining what it means to be a responsible person in a larger society.
Location: Main Sanctuary
From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm
Join our congregation for festive Shabbat worship, always open to the public.
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Location: Beir Chapel
From: February 7, 2020 and March 13, 2020, 6:00 pm
Join us for a special Family Shabbat Service in Beir Chapel. Central Clergy and LCLJ educators will lead us in a shorter version of our traditional Friday night service. We’ll start with a light snack at 5:45, followed by services at 6:00 and a light dinner.
Location: Main Sanctuary
From: Friday, February 7, 2020, 6:00-7:30 pm
Join us for a special musical service featuring our talented team of Central Synagogue musicians–the instrumentalists and singers who make our worship special every single week–and Central’s teen choir. We will also chant an excerpt from “Song of the Sea,” the special portion connected to Shabbat Shira.
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