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].
From: 5:00 pm - 6:00pm
Families with Children ages 0-5 • Open to All • No RSVP Required
To receive the Zoom link information for this event, please email Kazue Thomas at [email protected]
Shabbat Central, formerly known as Tot Shabbat, provides a warm, exciting, and accessible Shabbat experience for your entire family. Geared to families of children from birth to age five, Shabbat Central is led by an experienced musician and children’s service leader along with members of the Family Engagement department and Early Childhood Department staff. Children and families gather together for song, prayer, movement, stories, and fun. Following the service, a light meal is served.
From: 5:00 pm - 6:00pm
Join us as we kick off the 2020-2021 school year—virtually. All LCLJ students are invited to bring in Shabbat with your favorite songs from our new T’filah specialist Jeremy Sipe, a special poem recited by your LCLJ Educators, and a story from Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal. Following our short service, we’ll have some fun with a scavenger hunt or Kahoot! game in breakout rooms.
Open to LCLJ students of all ages! We will conclude in time for your family to watch Central’s livestreamed Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6pm.
For Zoom link information, please contact Kazue Thomas at [email protected]
From: 6:00 pm - 7:30pm
You can watch our Shabbat services via livestream – click here for more ways to join.
Today more than ever we rely on you to support our educational, community, and spiritual programs that are so important to Central members and the Jewish community-at-large. If you are able, please support our Annual Yom Kippur Appeal today with a tax-deductible contribution.