A ‘night of watching’ with the Jewish poor. BY JONATHAN MARK April 5, 2017, 9:11 am Folks say that God must love the Jewish poor; He made so many of us. After all, 1 in 4 Jewish households is poor; 1 in 9 is near-poor; totaling 507,000 in the five boroughs, with an additional 100,000 Jews hardly making ends meet, reports the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.
BY SANDEE BRAWARSKY March 28, 2017, 2:35 pm Chocolate and LiberationThese fair-trade organic kosher for Passover bars come from small farmer cooperatives in Latin America. At these farms, workers are treated fairly and there is no child labor. The eight bars in the seder host box include Dark Chocolate Lemon Ginger with Black Pepper, Dark Chocolate Mint Crunch and Panama Extra Dark. Shipped, of course, in a recycled box. A project of Fair Trade Judaica, Tru’ah and Equal Exchange, Shop.equalexchange.coop/pesach. Box of eight bars, $27. Stories of Freedom and FriendshipFor young readers, Barbara Diamond Goldin’s “The Passover Cowboy,” illustrated by Gina Capaldi (Apples & Honey Press), is set a century ago not in the American West, but in Argentina, where a Jewish family resettles after leaving Russia. David, the son, finds a first friend in Benito, who teaches him about riding horses in this warm Passover story that explores the question of home.
NY1: Volunteers at UWS Synagogue Prepare 1,000 Pounds of Veggies for Purim Meals for Masbia Soup Kitchen Network
By Tara Lynn WagnerSunday, February 26, 2017 at 06:32 PM EST Dozens of volunteers at an Upper West Side synagogue spent the day slicing and dicing for a good cause. Our Tara Lynn Wagner was there and has the story. Give 9-year-old Sali a sweet potato and a peeler, and she really gets cooking. "I'm peeling," she said. "I'm already on my sixth one." She's one of roughly 150 volunteers who gathered at the West Side Institutional Synagogue Sunday to wash, peel, and chop a half a ton of veggies. The produce is being prepped for the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network which will use the thousand pounds of fresh cut food to prepare 2,500 hot dinners this week.
When someone falls on tough financial times, more often than not, his self-respect takes a hard hit. If it gets to the point when he’s not sure where his next meal is coming from – along with the desperately needed handout, he also has to swallow his pride. Not at Masbia – a kosher soup kitchen designed to nourish the body and spirit.
January 19, 2017 By Alexander Rapaport Courtesy of Masbia Soup Kitchen Network: Masbia Soup Kitchen Network’s new Boro Park location, set up for Shabbat. This is the first in a series of essays submitted by our readers about their personal Shabbat experiences. Shabbat — the gatherings, the traditions and rituals, the food — is observed in such a wide variety of ways and we’re interested to read your recollections and stories. They might be about a particularly delicious dinner or dish (or a particularly awful one); a funny or challenging cooking or dining situation — it’s up to you. Click here to submit your essay. (Please put “Shabbat story” in the subject line.) On Friday noon, my kids — who came straight from school — and I began making the rounds to all the local Boro Park shops to prepare for Shabbos meals at Masbia Soup Kitchen Network’s new Boro Park location, where my family and I joined clients for dinner Friday night and lunch on Saturday. We are lucky because our site happens to be right in the center of Boro Park’s “Shabbos District” — if you would allow me to coin the term — right by the 55th Street station of the D train. So we have everything we need at our fingertips.
by Menachem Rephun Volunteers with the Masbia soup kitchen dispensed meals to the needy this week despite their own financial hardship [JP Updates] Holiday meals were dispensed in Queens this week by Masbia, a nonprofit pantry and soup kitchen network, NY1 reported. The meals were dispensed outside the soup kitchen’s former location at 98-08 Queens Boulevard. Although Masbia lost its lease and was forced to close over the summer, volunteers still wanted to give hot meals to the needy.
By: Jewish Press Staff Published: November 24th, 2016 Masbia kitchen volunteers Photo Credit: Screenshot Masbia (Heb: satisfy the hungry), a nonprofit soup kitchen network and food pantry, have been serving holiday meals this week on the street, outside their former home at 98-08 Queens Boulevard, in Rego Park, Queens, NY1 News reported Thursday.
By NY1 NewsWednesday, December 28, 2016 at 03:42 PM EST Masbia Soup Kitchen volunteers served up some holiday meals on the street in December. On Monday, the Jewish non-profit handed out hot kosher meals while outside their former home. The kosher meals were previously made at 98-08 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, before their lease ended.
12/07/16 Caroline Lagnado Food & Wine Editor Miami chef Asaf Hadad at recent “Chop Hunger” fundraising event. Photos by Nora Wesson/JW At the recent Chop Hunger event benefiting the Brooklyn-based Masbia soup kitchen network of three restaurants, Rabbi Avi Levy presided over three competing chefs and three judges, all professionals in the food industry. As emcee of a “Chopped” event, Levy’s job was to simultaneously run the competition and keep the event attendees interested and engaged.