Friday, April 17, 2020

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].


3 pm
1 event

Through Objects: A Course on Jewish Art and Identity

Location: Virtual

From: Tuesday, April 14th and Friday, April 17th, 3:00-3:45 pm


Join Sarah Berman, rabbinic intern and incoming Director of Adult Education, for two short sessions exploring art, objects, and what it means to be Jewish in America. The first session will look at three objects that tell the story of Jewish life in the 1920s; the second session will explore three objects that exemplify Jewish life today. We will all learn from one another’s expertise and curiosity in these discussion-driven sessions.

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