Thursday, May 28, 2020


6 am
1 event

Breakfast Program

Location: Pavilion

From: Thursdays & Fridays, 6:00-7:30am

Details:

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].

 

8 am
2 events

Daily Minyan

Location: Virtual

From: Monday–Friday, 8:00–8:15 am

Details:

All are invited to join us each morning Monday through Friday on Zoom.
For the link, please email [email protected].

 

Meditation Practice with Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and Special Guests

Location: Virtual

From: Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30-9:00 am

Details:

Bring some calm to the start of your day by joining Rabbi Buchdahl and special guests every Tuesday and Thursday 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 #.

Thursday, October 1: Harvesting the Abundance of our Inheritance
Mantra: Shefa

Tuesday, October 6: Counterprogramming from the Election: Start with Kindness
Mantra: Chesed

Thursday, October 8: Compassion as a Womb, a Quivering Heart
Mantra: Rachamim

Tuesday, October 13: Delighting in the Joy of Others
Mantra: Simcha=Joy (in relationship)

Thursday, October 15: Finding Equanimity
Mantra: Izun=Balance

Additional sources and recordings of past sessions are available here.

 

12 pm
1 event

Coffee with Clergy (and Special Guests)

Location: Virtual

From: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00–12:30 pm

Details:

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.

Schedule:

Tuesday, October 20: Join Rabbi Sarah Berman as she welcomes rabbinical student, activist, and educator Andrew Mandel to talk about his work around justice in the Jewish community. He will introduce us to his new app, Tzedek Box, and a new holiday he is hoping Jewish communities will embrace, Yom haTzedek.
Thursday, October 22: Stay tuned for a special surprise guest!


To join us online for this program, simply visit Central Synagogue’s Facebook page.

 

6 pm
1 event

Erev Shavuot Service

Location: Virtual

From: 6:00 pm - 7:00pm

Details:

A festival service for the eve of Shavuot.

Join us on our livestream or Facebook page.

 

7 pm
2 events

20s & 30s Virtual Book Club

Location: Virtual

From: 7:00 pm - 8:00pm

Details:

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

Register »

 

Virtual Shavuot Oneg

Location: Virtual

From: 7:15 pm - 7:45pm

Details:

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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