News 12: Soup kitchen open to celebrate Jewish holiday

Posted: Oct 04, 2017 7:05 PM EDT; Updated: Oct 04, 2017 9:08 PM EDT  BOROUGH PARK - A Brooklyn soup kitchen will be open throughout the week to help those in need celebrate the Jewish holiday Sukkot.
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Hamodia: Masbia to Operate in Cong. Shomrei Shabbos’ Sukkah

By Isser Berg Monday, October 2, 2017 at 5:46 pm | י"ב תשרי תשע"ח BORO PARK - The Masbia soup kitchen in Boro Park will operate this Yom Tov in the sukkah of Congregation Shomrei Shabbos, with food provided by the Herzog family. There is no space for building a sukkah at Masbia’s new Boro Park soup kitchen, located at 5402 New Utrecht Avenue, just one block from Shomrei Shabbos at 13th Ave. and 53rd Street. Masbia Executive Director Alexander Rapaport asked Shomrei Shabbos if the soup kitchen can use its sukkah; the shul readily agreed, noting that its communal sukkah is open to the public.
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NY Daily News: Brooklyn food pantry dishing out celebrities’ recipes for tzimmes in Rosh Hashanah fund-raiser cookbook

By: Reuvan Blau The old-school culinary delight is typically served on Rosh Hashanah, starting Wednesday night, as a symbol for a sweet new year. People who contribute to Masbia will get a copy of the booklet, Rapaport said. (MASBIA)   A Brooklyn-based food pantry hopes a new cookbook with 50 ways to make a traditional Rosh Hashanah carrot dish generates some green for those in need.
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Forward: How To Help Chop Hunger

September 11, 2017 By Liza Schoenfein Courtesy Of Masbia Soup Kitchen Network; Chopping Hunger: The Competitors And The Judges.   Two Years Ago I Had The Pleasure Of Judging The Chop Hunger Cooking Competition, An Annual Event That Raises Money For The Masbia Soup Kitchen Network. The Culinary Contest Is Great Fun, Complete With Celebrity Chefs And Mystery Ingredients A La The Food Network’s Popular Cooking Show “Chopped.”
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Medium: The Hidden Hungry

By Erin Riglin and Wendy Rhodes One charity’s quest to fill the stomachs of New York City’s growing food-insecure population.   A.B. Grinspan serves a kosher meal at Masbia’s Brooklyn soup kitchen. (Erin Riglin/Columbia News)  Coney never saw it coming. He has master’s degrees in computer science and mathematics. He enjoyed a lucrative career in information technology for four decades. But as the years passed, the digital age outpaced him.
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Curbing Food Waste Is NOT Giving Your Waste to the Poor via Joy of Kosher Magazine

By: Alexander Rappaport Last year France passed a law, requiring companies to donate their surplus food to the poor. It sounds like an amazing idea—but I object to this sort of approach to curbing flood waste from two directions. The first one is that most of the time, logistically it takes more resources to rescue food and share it with the needy, than what it takes to feed a needy person in the first place. Secondly, shouldn't curbing waste be literally just that? Food practices that result in less food waste, rather than seeing the poor as one step before your trash bin. 
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News 12: Gabi Spira's Bat Mitzvah

 
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Masbia of Boro Park Passover Seder on Good Day New York Fox5 TV

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Twice on CBS2 Masbis's First Time Passover Seder

 
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JBS In The News: Passover Soup Kitchen

Alexander Rapaport, Exec. Dir. of Masbia, talks about the Seder held this week for those in need, and feeding Kosher food to the hungry every day of the year. "In the News" with Teisha Bader.
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