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: Monday–Friday, 8:00–8:15 am
All are invited to join us each morning Monday through Friday on Zoom.
For the link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From: Monday-Friday, 8:30-9:00 am
Bring some calm to the start of your day by joining Rabbi Buchdahl and special guests each weekday morning for a call-in meditation practice and a little Torah. Meditation helps boost the immune system, relieve stress and anxiety, and center the mind. No experience necessary. If you can breathe, you can meditate!
Please note new call-in number:
+1 253 215 8782, ID: 580 872 399, then press #.
Friday, June 26: Korach’s Rebellion: All Lives are Holy
Monday, June 29: On Suffering
Mantra: Sabal=Suffer/Bear Load
Tuesday, June 30: Cessation from Suffering
Wednesday, July 1: Finding Insight
Thursday, July 2: Preparing for Rest
Additional sources and recordings of past sessions are available here.
From: Monday–Thursday, 12:00–12:30 pm
Join us each weekday at noon for this great chance to connect virtually in-person with Central’s clergy team. A different member of our clergy team—or a special guest!—will share a favorite text, a new piece of music or arrangement, answer questions, or even lead a short cooking segment.
Please note: Coffee with Clergy will not run on Fridays as part of our summer schedule, but we look forward to seeing you daily Monday through Thursday.
Monday, July 6: Rabbi Nicole Auerbach, These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
Tuesday, July 7: Nancy Langer
Wednesday, July 8: Rabbi Julia Cadrain
Thursday, July 9: Rabbi Ari Lorge, What’s the Dill? Episode 6 (with special guest Chef David Nayfeld) (Recipe here)
From: 7:00 pm - 8:00pm
Join Central for a conversation between Rabbi Nicole Auerbach, and Joseph Dorman and Oren Rudavsky, Colliding Dreams film directors.
The film recounts the dramatic history of one of the most controversial, and urgently relevant political ideologies of the modern era. The century-old conflict in the Middle East continues to play a central role in world politics. And yet, amidst this fierce, often-lethal controversy, the Zionist idea of a homeland for Jews in the land of ancient Israel remains little understood and its meanings often distorted. COLLIDING DREAMS addresses that void with a gripping exploration of Zionism’s meaning, history, and future.
The program is designed for anyone who is interested in diving deeper into the complex, beautiful and painful history of the State of Israel. For parents or educators, please feel free to click here for a study guide that can help you frame the content of the film.
We strongly encourage you to watch the film before the discussion using the link below.
Film link: https://vimeo.com/408909475
Zoom link to be shared 24 hours in advance.
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