Thursday, June 18, 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 breakfast@censyn.org.

 

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 clergy@censyn.org.

 

Meditation Practice with Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and Special Guests

Location: Virtual

From: Monday-Friday, 8:30-9:00 am

Details:

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
Mantra: Sheevyon=Equality

Monday, June 29: On Suffering
Mantra: Sabal=Suffer/Bear Load

Tuesday, June 30: Cessation from Suffering
Mantra: ULAI=Perhaps

Wednesday, July 1: Finding Insight
Mantra: Laila=Night

Thursday, July 2: Preparing for Rest
Mantra: Shavat=Rest


Additional sources and recordings of past sessions are available here.

 

10 am
1 event

Socially Distanced Day of Planting with Green Bronx Machine

Location: Virtual

From: 10:00 am - 1:00pm

Details:

Green Bronx Machine is seeking dozens of volunteers to help prune, tie and stake 5,000 plants in their Food for Others Garden that serves seniors who are food insecure and recovering from cancer. Join us for a socially distanced day of planting. There will be masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, snacks available for anyone who feels comfortable coming out. Some Central staff will also be onsite helping with this project.

Register »

 

12 pm
1 event

Coffee with Clergy (and Special Guests)

Location: Virtual

From: Monday–Thursday, 12:00–12:30 pm

Details:

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.

Schedule:

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)

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