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.
From: 12:30 pm - 1:30pm
Join Talia Levanon, cofounder and executive director of the Israel Trauma Coalition. She’ll share her expertise on trauma and resiliency and discuss how we can best support one another during this time.
From: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 7:00 pm
Join UES rabbis from three movements as they get get together to talk Torah. Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz (Congregation Kehillath Jeshurun), and Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove (Park Avenue Synagogue) bring their favorite Passover texts to the table as we prepare to retell the Exodus story.
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