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 email@example.com.
From: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30-9:00 am
Bring some calm to the start of your day by joining Rabbi Buchdahl and special guests each Tuesday and Thursday 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 #.
Wednesday, July 22: Finding the Treasure Within
Thursday, July 23: The Tree Falling in the Forest
Friday, July 24: Wonder Walk Through the Redwoods
Tuesday, July 28: What is Real vs. Virtual?
Thursday, July 30: Tisha B’Av
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, August 10: Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal and High Holy Day storyteller Bill Gordh, discuss Gordh’s new children’s folktales book “Making Room for Everyone”
Tuesday, August 11: Rabbi Hilly Haber, “Coffee With Sheila Katz, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women”
Wednesday, August 12: Rabbi Sarah Berman, “Telling Our Stories, Part 4: Songs”
Thursday, August 13: Rabbi Ari Lorge, Cantor Julia Cadrain, and special guest, congregant Susan Schlechter, “A Walk in The Park With Lorge…and Cadrain: Sondheim as Sacred Text”
From: 6:00 pm - 7:00pm
A festival service for the eve of Shavuot.
From: 7:00 pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a virtual book club on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00! Our first book will be Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life—In Judaism (After Choosing to Look There) by Sarah Hurwitz.
Be sure to join the Zoom to join us and unwind at the end of the day!
Here’s the reading schedule:
April 6: Intro and Chapter 1
April 16: Chapters 2 and 3
April 30: Chapters 4 and 5
May 14: Chapters 6 and 7
May 28: Chapters 8 and 9, Conclusion
From: 7:15 pm - 7:45pm
Following the Erev Shavuot Service, join Rabbis Ari Lorge and Rebecca Rosenthal, Cantor Dan Mutlu, and your fellow Central members for a short schmooze via Zoom as we welcome Shavuot together. Bring your favorite drink and dairy dessert as we celebrate the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.
Register here for Zoom link to be sent Thursday morning (Open to Central members only.)
Your tax-deductible contribution to our Annual Yom Kippur Appeal will provide for Central’s exceptional educational, community, and spiritual programs and help enrich the Jewish experience of our members and the community-at-large.