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 protected].
Location: Virtual—live on Central's Facebook page
From: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00–12:30 pm
Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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.
Tuesday, April 13: Rabbi Nicole Auerbach speaks with Naftuli Moster of Young Advocates for Fair Education (Yaffed) about his advocacy to improve general studies education for Hasidic and Haredi children, enabling them to learn secular knowledge and skills alongside traditional curricula of Judaic studies.
Thursday, April 15: Join Rabbi Ross for his conversation with autistic advocate and Wandering Jews of Astoria board member Meredith Nicholson about the importance of Autism Awareness and Acceptance month and what meaningful allyship with autistic people looks like.
To join us online for this program, simply visit Central Synagogue’s Facebook page.
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.)
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