Posted: Dec 25, 2017 7:03 PM ESTUpdated: Dec 25, 2017 7:03 PM EST BROOKLYN - A kosher food pantry provided warm holiday meals to needy residents in the borough. The executive director of the Masbia Kitchen in Midwood says its dining room is set up like a restaurant so people can eat with dignity feeling like customers, not charity.
Written by Cindy Grosz Created November 01, 2017 Women of all ages and religious affiliations around the world are gathering in shuls, schools and venues large and small for annual Challah Bakes during the last days of October and beginning month of November.
Here are excerpts from various news outlets about Masbia's Hurricane Maria Relief for Puerto Rico efforts.
By: Jewish Press Staff 6 Heshvan 5778 – October 25, 2017 Councilman David Greenfield New York City Councilman David Greenfield (D-Brooklyn) has raised over $75,000 worth of donations for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico since announcing his collaboration with Masbia Soup Kitchen Network and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on the project earlier this month.
18 Oct 2017 10:55 AM On Sukkos, Masbia served hundreds of warm, delicious meals to people in need. Masbia is a non-profit soup kitchen network and food pantry. The sukkos meals were served in Shomer Shabbos Shul’s sukkah, which is next door to Masbia’s premises.
The Yeshiva World: Greenfield And Masbia Raise Over $75,000 For Hurricane Relief From Jewish Community
Councilman David G. Greenfield has raised over $75,000 worth of donations for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico since announcing his collaboration with Masbia Soup Kitchen Network and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on the project three weeks ago.
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.
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.
Alexander Rappaport is not your typical Orthodox Jew in Chasidic dress. He is articulate and very much tuned into the needs of the community. So it is no wonder that during these high holy days, he is busy providing thousands of kosher meals to the poor through Masbia, a network of soup kitchens he founded. A savvy user of the Internet he is known for raising significant sums of money through on-line fundraising campaign. A visit to one of his soup kitchens shows just how much he is concerned that the poor are served with dignity and respect.
By Sandy Eller Published on: September 25, 2017 02:48 PM Brooklyn, NY - A call to arms by Mayor Bill de Blasio who has asked New Yorkers citywide to come to the aid of Puerto Rican hurricane victims has been taken up by Borough Park’s Jewish community, with a request to bring emergency supplies to a nearby fire station on Monday evening.