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YES92514 - Yes Magazine: 7 Practical Ideas for Compassionate Communities, From Free College to Debt Relief Yes Magazine: 7 Practical Ideas for Compassionate Communities, From Free College to Debt Relief September 25, 2014
By Shannan Stoll


*** Check out Masbia at #6 ***

It`s not hard to bring a little more equality into each others` lives.

1. 100,000 homes so far
Teams of volunteers across the country hit the streets early in the morning to put a name and a face to the long-term homeless in their communities. The volu ... Read More



TL92414 - Times Ledger: Masbia Soup Kitchen provides for Rego Park hungry during Rosh Hashana Times Ledger: Masbia Soup Kitchen provides for Rego Park hungry during Rosh Hashana September 24, 2014
By Alex Robinson


More than 500 families lined up to receive kosher food packages from the Masbia Soup Kitchen in Rego Park Tuesday in anticipation of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year.

The facility, at 98-08 Queens Blvd., predominantly serves a large Bhukarian Jewish community, but all those in need of a meal ... Read More



TL092514 - Times Ledger: Rego Park soup kitchen distributes food for Rosh Hashana Times Ledger: Rego Park soup kitchen distributes food for Rosh Hashana September 25, 2014
By Alex Robinson


City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) came to Rego Park Tuesday evening to tour a Masbia Soup Kitchen, which provided more than 500 families with food packages the day before Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year.

Mark-Viverito was joined by Council members Karen Koslowitz (D-F ... Read More



JPUpdate914 - JP Updates: Speaker Mark-Viverito To Help Distribute Food For Needy On Rosh Hashanah At Masbia In Queens JP Updates: Speaker Mark-Viverito To Help Distribute Food For Needy On Rosh Hashanah At Masbia In Queens September 14, 2014
By Jacob Kornbluh


NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will visit Tuesday afternoon Masbia Soup Kitchen in Rego Park, Queens, to prepare food and serve meals to hungry New Yorkers celebrating the Jewish New Year holiday of Rosh Hashanah.

The packages will contain “LEPESHKA” Bukharian Jewish round challah ... Read More



JPUpdates2014-07-28 - JP Updates: Masbia Soup Kitchen Says Dagim Contribution Made Alternative ’9 Days’ Menu Possible JP Updates: Masbia Soup Kitchen Says Dagim Contribution Made Alternative ’9 Days’ Menu Possible July 28, 2014
By Jacob Kornbluh


Masbia Kitchen continues to surprise with its serving the needy. On Monday, on the beginning of the “Nine Days,” a time of mourning in the Jewish community, NYC’s only Kosher open-for-all soup-kitchen network, announced it will remain open to serve 500 dinners every day despite the restriction of se ... Read More



BNC2014-7-28 - Brooklyn News Corp: ‘Dagim’ Donates Thousands of Pounds of Seafood to the Hungry at ‘Masbia’ During “Nine Days”. Brooklyn News Corp: ‘Dagim’ Donates Thousands of Pounds of Seafood to the Hungry at ‘Masbia’ During “Nine Days”. July 28, 2014


Today, July 28th marks the beginning of the “Nine Days,” a time of mourning in the Jewish community. During these 9 days, member of the observant Jewish community refrain from eating chicken or beef in favor of fish.

New Yorkers, especially in Brooklyn, might find their frequented restaurant ... Read More



News12BK728 - News 12 Brooklyn: Jewish tradition `9 Days of Mourning` begins. News 12 Brooklyn: Jewish tradition `9 Days of Mourning` begins. July 28, 2014
By Ali Wold


View the coverage HERE

BROOKLYN - The Jewish tradition of "Nine Days of Mourning" began Monday night.

During the nine days, observant Jews refrain from eating meat to mour ... Read More



Matzav728 - Matzav: Dagim, Led by Stefansky Family, Donates Thousands Of Pounds Of Seafood To The Hungry At Masbia During Nine Days Matzav: Dagim, Led by Stefansky Family, Donates Thousands Of Pounds Of Seafood To The Hungry At Masbia During Nine Days July 28, 2014


Today marks the beginning of the Nine Days. Thanks to the generosity of Dagim-fish, NYC’s only kosher soup-kitchen network, Masbia, will be able to remain open to serve 500 dinners every day, offering an alternative menu of fish.

“For the past 5 years we have been honored to provide Masbia’s ... Read More



BNF2014 - Birds Nest Foundation: Masbia Soup Kitchen: Serving Community with Dignity Birds Nest Foundation: Masbia Soup Kitchen: Serving Community with Dignity June 30, 2014
By Petra Halbur


There’s a soup kitchen network in New York City founded on the principle that fresh, healthy food served with dignity is a right, not a luxury.
At Masbia, a kosher soup kitchen with three locations across New York City, volunteers serve hot, nutritious meals to those in need in a restaurant-style ... Read More



BNC2014-7 - Brooklyn News Corp: Masbia Soup Kitchen Network Receives $5,000 MassMutual Grant Brooklyn News Corp: Masbia Soup Kitchen Network Receives $5,000 MassMutual Grant July 17, 2014


Masbia, a network of soup kitchen and food pantries that provide kosher meals to New Yorkers in need, has received $5,000 grant from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) as part of MassMutual’s national Community Service Award (CSA) program. Masbia is one of only sixteen organiza ... Read More



JDF43014 - The Jewish Daily Forward: Three Months After the Farm Bill, Where`s the Kosher Food The Jewish Daily Forward: Three Months After the Farm Bill, Where`s the Kosher Food April 30, 2014
By Hody Nemes


Buried deep in the Farm Bill are provisions to increase the amount of kosher and halal food the government sends to soup kitchens and food banks. But three months after the bill’s passage, kosher and halal-friendly food agencies are still waiting see whether the USDA’s new program will be effective. ... Read More



REPAIR - Repair the World: Repair Inspiration - Masbia Soup Kitchen Repair the World: Repair Inspiration - Masbia Soup Kitchen April 27, 2014
By Leah Koenig


Since 2005, Masbia – a soup kitchen in Brooklyn – has been providing hot, nutritious, kosher meals for Jewish families in need and the broader community. In the last year alone, they provided more than 800,000 meals, engaging hundreds of regular and one-time volunteers along the way.

Recently ... Read More



BeatsforChange - Beats for Change: INTRODUCING SHOW 25 – MASBIA SOUP KITCHEN MIX FT. LU-CHI’SZ Beats for Change: INTRODUCING SHOW 25 – MASBIA SOUP KITCHEN MIX FT. LU-CHI’SZ April 27, 2014
By Beats for Change


Welcome good people to Beats for Change show 25 with a social dedication to the “Masbia Soup Kitchen” out of NYC. Also Lu-Chi’sz all the way from Holland drops a soulful guest mix.

As our quest continues to expose some of the coolest social initiatives around the globe this time we found the ... Read More



News12BK414 - News 12 Brooklyn: Masbia soup kitchen, volunteers prepare meals for Passover News 12 Brooklyn: Masbia soup kitchen, volunteers prepare meals for Passover April 10, 2014
By Dana Arschin


View the coverage here.

BROOKLYN - A local soup kitchen is doing its part to give Jewish families a holiday meal for Passover.
Volunteers are joining forces with ...
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JPUpdate4143 - JP Updates: Masbia Kitchen Network Distributes 2,500 Passover Packages To Over 2000 Families JP Updates: Masbia Kitchen Network Distributes 2,500 Passover Packages To Over 2000 Families April 9, 2014
By Jacob Kornbluh


Preparations to help the many families in need put food on their sedar table on Passover – the Feast of Unleavened Bread – took a rapid turn as the holiday approaches, with Masbia Soup Kitchen Network packaging 2,500 packages for distribution at three citywide locations.

Wednesday morning, JP ... Read More



YWN4142 - Yeshiva World News: Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Meets with Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish Community Yeshiva World News: Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Meets with Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish Community April 8, 2014


Councilman David G. Greenfield hosted NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito yesterday in his Borough Park office for a meeting with community leaders to discuss pressing issues of concern to Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community. Greenfield first introduced the Speaker to nearly 100 community, no ... Read More



JPUpdate4142 - JP Updates: Speaker Mark-Viverito Prepares Charoset Packages At Masbia Kitchen JP Updates: Speaker Mark-Viverito Prepares Charoset Packages At Masbia Kitchen April 7, 2014
By Jacob Kornbluh


Today, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito joined the train of elected officials riding to Masbia Kitchen ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover to volunteer in their widely reported ‘Charoset Drive.’ The speaker was joined by Council member David Greenfield, MET Council head David Frankel an ... Read More



JPUpdate414 - JP Updates: Report: Adjustment in Food Stamps Means Bigger Crowds at Masbia JP Updates: Report: Adjustment in Food Stamps Means Bigger Crowds at Masbia April 6, 2014
By Yossi Gestetner


The economy seems to be in such a bad shape four and a half years into the recovery, that a slight adjustment in Food Stamps for a limited number of New Yorkers, seems to have put a strain on the Kosher Soup Kitchen Masbia. Reports the Forward: Masbia, the most robust kosher food pantry and soup kit ... Read More



JDF414 - The Jewish Daily Forward: Kosher Soup Kitchen Struggles With Rising Ranks of Hungry as Passover Nears The Jewish Daily Forward: Kosher Soup Kitchen Struggles With Rising Ranks of Hungry as Passover Nears April 5, 2014
By Rachael Levy


Cuts in Food Stamps Mean Bigger Crowds for Masbia

On a recent chilly afternoon in Queens, two women shivered in a line of about 50 people that trailed out the door of Masbia, a kosher food pantry and soup kitchen.

The first woman, from Manhattan, wore baggy pants. The other, from Queen ... Read More



JewishPress414 - The Jewish Press: Masbia Soup Kitchen Passover Food Distribution Network The Jewish Press: Masbia Soup Kitchen Passover Food Distribution Network April 4, 2014
By Jewish Press Staff


The Orthodox Union is a proud sponsor of the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network which expects to provide its largest food distribution since its founding in 2005 for the upcoming Passover season. The organization plans to distribute 180,000 meals, worth over $600,000 at its three sites and a new distributi ... Read More



Hamodia414 - Hamodia: All Who Are Hungry Hamodia: All Who Are Hungry April 2, 2014
Posted Online April 1, 2014
Masbia Chef Ruben Diaz, director Alexander Rapaport and Boro Park JCC executive director Yeruchum Silber on Monday announce a toll-free number for anyone in need of food for Pesach, at the Lincoln Square Synagogue in Manhattan.

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YWN414 - Yeshiva World News: PHOTOS: NYC Comptroller Stringer Visits Borough Park Yeshiva World News: PHOTOS: NYC Comptroller Stringer Visits Borough Park April 1, 2014



New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today visited several Jewish community-based organizations within the Borough Park section of Brooklyn as preparations were underway for the upcoming Passover holiday. In the spirit of Passover, which celebrates the triumph of freedom over slavery, Com ... Read More



PerishableNew - Perishable News: Apple Industry Donation To Kosher Soup Kitchen Will Help 2,500 Families Celebrate Passover Perishable News: Apple Industry Donation To Kosher Soup Kitchen Will Help 2,500 Families Celebrate Passover Posted April 1 2014
by New York Apple Association, Inc.


Fishers, N.Y. – New York apple growers are helping to ensure that 2,500 local families facing hunger have apples to make charoset for Passover Seder this year.

The New York Apple Association, Inc. (NYAA) is donating more than 3,000 pounds of apples to Masbia, the New York-based nonprofit ko ... Read More



ThePacker - The Packer: Apple donations help families celebrate Passover The Packer: Apple donations help families celebrate Passover April 1, 2014
By Alyssa Klimek


The New York Apple Association, Fishers, and New York Apple Sales, Castleton, N.Y., are donating apples to ensure that families can make charoset for Passover Seder this year.
Charoset is a traditional food served during Seder, the evening ritual that observes the beginning of Passover. Charoset ... Read More



NTD42014 - New Tang Dynasty TV/Epoch Times: Masbia Soup Kitchen Prepares Kosher for Passover Food Bundles New Tang Dynasty TV/Epoch Times: Masbia Soup Kitchen Prepares Kosher for Passover Food Bundles 犹太人逾越节 纽约一厨房准备特殊食物
April 1, 2014
By Holly Kellum


NEW YORK–Masbia Soup Kitchen in New York City is preparing for the Jewish holiday Passover by handing out emergency food packages of kosher Passover food.

Last year Masbia handed out just under 1,000 Passover food packages. This year they are set to hand out 2,500.

“Some of our previou ... Read More



VIN0314 - VIN News: New York - Soup Kitchen Opens Toll Free Number For Those In Need Of Assistance During Passover VIN News: New York - Soup Kitchen Opens Toll Free Number For Those In Need Of Assistance During Passover Monday, March 31, 2014
By Mitch Stern

New York - Masbia Soup Kitchen Network has announced a toll-free number for kosher-for-Passover food packages for NYC residents in need.

Those in need of a kosher-for-Passover food package can call 1-855-PESACH-FOOD 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, March 31 to Friday, April 4 and Monday, April 7 to ... Read More



JPUpdate314 - JP Updates: Masbia Opens Citywide Registration for Kosher-for-Passover Emergency Food Packages JP Updates: Masbia Opens Citywide Registration for Kosher-for-Passover Emergency Food Packages Monday, March 31, 2014
By JP Newsroom


Just in time for Passover, Masbia Soup Kitchen Network announced Monday morning a toll-free number for kosher-for-Passover food packages in response to increased demand from New Yorkers in need. Including seder staples, such as eggs, chicken, apples, walnuts, almonds, potatoes and more, the special ... Read More



QTribune314 - Queens Chronicle: Hot meals help at Flushing’s Pomonok buildings Queens Chronicle: Hot meals help at Flushing’s Pomonok buildings While stove gas is off, tenants must cope for an estimated 60 days

March 27, 2014
By Liz Rhoades
Residents living in the four Pomonok Houses buildings without cooking gas got an unexpected surprise when a Brooklyn van pulled up last week with a hot meal for all.

Up to 1,000 residents in 259 apartments had their stoves turned off two weeks ago after a defective gas line was discovered. Te ... Read More



NYDailyNews314 - NY Daily News: Soup kitchen serves NYCHA tenants free meals after gas leak NY Daily News: Soup kitchen serves NYCHA tenants free meals after gas leak March 23 2012
By TOBIAS SALINGER


The gas may be out, but at least they’re not starving.

Queens soup kitchen Masbia is giving a ladle up to the New York City Housing Authority residents who lost their gas at the Pomonok Houses in Flushing earlier this month.

Teams of volunteers will serve free meals to all comers every ... Read More



JewinCity314 - Jew in the City: The Hasidic Jew Who Feeds All People With Dignity Jew in the City: The Hasidic Jew Who Feeds All People With Dignity March 20, 2014
By ALLISON JOSEPHS
On the way to a speaking engagement in New Orleans this week, I found myself seated next to a woman with pink hair and lots of tattoos and piercings. We got to talking along the way. (I have this thing for speaking to people that end up next to me on planes as I believe our seat assignment is pre-or ... Read More



People314 - People Magazine: The Restaurant with No Cash Register: A New Experiment in Feeding the Hungry People Magazine: The Restaurant with No Cash Register: A New Experiment in Feeding the Hungry Posted March 17, 2014
By Veronique Greenwood and Jacob Templin for NationSwell

This article was originally published by NationSwell, a website dedicated to sharing the stories of innovative Americans who are working to effect social change and move the country forward.

Fresh, locally sourced food? Check. Art on the walls? Check. Helping New York`s hungry? Check. ... Read More



NTD32014 - New Tang Dynasty TV/Epoch Times: Masbia Kicks Off Donation Drive to Feed Hungry New Yorkers New Tang Dynasty TV/Epoch Times: Masbia Kicks Off Donation Drive to Feed Hungry New Yorkers March 14-16, 2014
By Yi Yang, NTD Television


NEW YORK—Many Borough Park, Brooklyn residents saw a horse trotting along the streets.

Leading the horse was Alexander Rapaport, executive director of Masbia Soup Kitchen. He and other Masbia staff members toured the neighborhood on March 14 and collected donations in anticipation of Purim, ... Read More



BNC2014-3 - Brooklyn News Corp: Live Horses and Bikes Bring Triumph of Mordechai to Brooklyn’s Poor Brooklyn News Corp: Live Horses and Bikes Bring Triumph of Mordechai to Brooklyn’s Poor March 14, 2014


As a reminder of the Triumph of Mordecai, part of the story from the Book of Esther for Purim, horses and bicycles will take the streets of Boro Park for Masbia Soup Kitchen Network`s “ככה יעשה…” Purim Drive. Roughly translated as “This is how you should do ... Read More



JewishForward314 - The Jewish Daily Forward: Columbian Gone Kosher The Jewish Daily Forward: Columbian Gone Kosher March 14, 2014
A video by Rachael Levy




View the original article HERE.



GoodNews32014 - Good News Network: Soup Kitchen Looks Like a Cafe, Offers a Side of Dignity Good News Network: Soup Kitchen Looks Like a Cafe, Offers a Side of Dignity March 13, 2014

Enter Masbia`s front door and you will be greeted by a smiling host, who’ll then show you to your table. Moments later, an equally friendly server will offer you a hot and nutritious kosher meal, a fresh salad, and a beverage. The only difference between Masbia and other New York City restaurants co ... Read More



NationSwell314 - NationSwell: The Surprising Secret of This New York City Cafe NationSwell: The Surprising Secret of This New York City Cafe March 10, 2014
By Lorraine Chow
Why the home-cooked meals served at Masbia fill bellies and warms hearts.



Hw do we help a person in need if he or she feels shame for stepping foo ... Read More



BoroughBuzz314 - Borough Buzz: More Jewish than most: a Colombian kosher chef Borough Buzz: More Jewish than most: a Colombian kosher chef March 4, 2014
By Rachael Levy




FLATBUSH, BROOKLYN — Every morning, when Ruben Diaz arrives at the soup kitchen where he has worked as the head chef since January 2013, he is not allowe ... Read More



BoroughBuzz214 - Borough Buzz: City food kitchens brace for more food stamp cuts Borough Buzz: City food kitchens brace for more food stamp cuts February 25, 2014
By Rachael Levy


On a recent icy afternoon, about 50 people lined up outside Masbia, a food kitchen in Queens. They waited 30 minutes past the scheduled dinnertime as kitchen workers struggled to open for service.

“It’s not easy,” said Racquel Kahn, who had come off a 45-minute subway ride from Manhattan, as ... Read More



QueensTribuneClientChoice - Queens Tribune: Rego Park Masbia Pantry Streamlines Food Distribution Queens Tribune: Rego Park Masbia Pantry Streamlines Food Distribution February 13, 2014
By Luis Gronda


A Rego Park food pantry is giving people the choice to decide what food they want for their families.

Last week, the Rego Park Masbia food pantry, located at 98-08 Queens Blvd., introduced a new system that allows residents to choose what they take home as opposed to just giving them a pile o ... Read More



TruthAtlas - Turth Atlas: A Kosher Soup Kitchen Serving Human Dignity Turth Atlas: A Kosher Soup Kitchen Serving Human Dignity February 12, 2014
By Jeannette Josue




BROOKLYN, NY – Enter Masbia and you will immediately be greeted by a smiling host, who’ll then show you to your table. Moments later, an equally friendly ... Read More



SNAPCuts - VIN News: Proposed Food Stamp Cuts Unfairly Targets New Yorkers VIN News: Proposed Food Stamp Cuts Unfairly Targets New Yorkers January 28, 2014
By Sandy Eller


New York - A congressional vote being held tomorrow on a plan that would make major cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has many New Yorkers on edge, with almost 44 percent of those affected living in the Empire State.

As previously reported on VIN News, a massive farm bill ... Read More



KolMevaser - Kol Mevaser Hotline: Farm Bill SNAP Cuts Impact Jewish New Yorkers Kol Mevaser Hotline: Farm Bill SNAP Cuts Impact Jewish New Yorkers January 27, 2014


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Kol Mevaser is a Yiddish broadcaster, which runs as a hotline. It has special options for news, weather, lottery and traffic, together with scholarly information on several is ... Read More



NY12014 - NY1 News: Rego Park Soup Kitchen Adds Special Foods to Groceries for Jewish Holiday NY1 News: Rego Park Soup Kitchen Adds Special Foods to Groceries for Jewish Holiday January 16, 2014
By Leisha Majtan


NY1 VIDEO: The Masbia Soup Kitchen in Rego Park added blueberries and dried papaya to each bag of groceries that volunteers give out weekly to those in need for the Jewish holiday "Tu B`Shevat," or the "New Year of Trees," which took place Thursday.

See the video Read More



NationSwell - NationSwell: The Restaurant Without a Cash Register NationSwell: The Restaurant Without a Cash Register December 16, 2013
By Veronique Greenwood and Jacob Templin


Fresh, locally sourced food? Check. Art on the walls? Check. Helping New York`s hungry? Check.



The phrase “soup kitchen” doesn’t exactly ooze comfort. Getting meals to t ... Read More



BNC2013-12 - Brooklyn News Corp: ‘Brooklyn Eats Cares’ for the Hungry this Holiday Season Brooklyn News Corp: ‘Brooklyn Eats Cares’ for the Hungry this Holiday Season December 5, 2013
By BrooklynNews.com


The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that it has partnered with Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, along with five other Brooklyn food pantries and soup kitchens, to collect non-perishable food (canned or packaged) and raise money until December 20, 2013 as a part of the first Brooklyn ... Read More



wpix2013 - WPIX11 New York: `I didn`t realize there were this many`: feeding the needy at a BK soup kitchen WPIX11 New York: `I didn`t realize there were this many`: feeding the needy at a BK soup kitchen November 28, 2013
By Joe Mauceri






NTDTV - New Tang Dynasty TV/Epoch Times: After Cuts to Food Stamps, Demand for Soup Kitchens Swells New Tang Dynasty TV/Epoch Times: After Cuts to Food Stamps, Demand for Soup Kitchens Swells November 28, 2013
By Matt Gnaizda, NTD Television


NEW YORK—The smoky-sweet scent of barbecue chicken fills the air inside Masbia, a restaurant-style food kitchen in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Chef Ruben Diaz is cooking enough chicken, plus soup and vegetables, to feed 460 hungry people for dinner on Wednesday.

Masbia in Flatbush and its other two l ... Read More



DNSinfo2013-11 - DNAinfo New York: Last-Minute Volunteer Opportunities for Thanksgiving Day DNAinfo New York: Last-Minute Volunteer Opportunities for Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2013
By Heather Holland


NEW YORK CITY — As you give thanks, give back.

While many soup kitchens in the city have already filled their Thanksgiving Day volunteer slots, there are still a few last-minute opportunities to help.

Options include helping a local charity serve a Thanksgiving meal, packing groceries ... Read More



epochtimes2011-11-26 - Epoch Times: Food Bank Gives de Blasio Suggestions to End Hunger Epoch Times: Food Bank Gives de Blasio Suggestions to End Hunger Novemebr 26, 2013
By Holly Kellum


NEW YORK—In a swanky lower East Side restaurant Monday, policymakers, philanthropists, and food charities offered suggestions for Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to make good on the promise to end the “Tale of Two Cities” by cutting down on hunger and poverty.

The event comes on the heels of a Nov ... Read More



Metro2013-11 - Metro: Soup kitchens and food pantries dream of year-round generosity in the season of giving Metro: Soup kitchens and food pantries dream of year-round generosity in the season of giving November 25, 2013
By Anna Sanders


A month before the NYC Rescue Mission’s annual Thanksgiving banquet, executive director Mayes put his foot down: Only 200 volunteers.

“If we have too many volunteers for this, it ends up being not the greatest thing,” Mayes said.

He cut volunteers for Monday’s banquet by some 20 percen ... Read More



BrooklynInk-2013-11 - The Brooklyn Ink: Brooklyn Grocers And Soup Kitchens Concerned Over Food Stamp Cuts The Brooklyn Ink: Brooklyn Grocers And Soup Kitchens Concerned Over Food Stamp Cuts November 14, 2013
By Renny Grinshpan


Brooklyn grocers expect to take a hit and soup kitchens brace for great community needs in anticipation of the enactment of the Farm Bill.

Roughly one in three New Yorkers rely on food stamps, also called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). So when cuts are made, food kitche ... Read More



BNC2013-11 - Brooklyn News Corp: Park Slope Donor and Volunteer Sandy Reunion Dinner Brooklyn News Corp: Park Slope Donor and Volunteer Sandy Reunion Dinner November 12, 2013
By BrooklynNews.com


A year after Hurricane Sandy left thousands without homes and in need of basic amenities, several Brooklyn organizations are holding a reunion for volunteers and donors who came together during those trying times to lend a hand to victims of the hurricane.

The reunion is taking place on Tuesd ... Read More



parkslopstoop-2013-11 - Park Slope Stoop: Sandy Reunion Dinner For Park Slope Donors And Volunteers Tonight At CBE Park Slope Stoop: Sandy Reunion Dinner For Park Slope Donors And Volunteers Tonight At CBE NOVEMBER 12, 2013


A year after so many generous neighbors helped others in need during Hurricane Sandy, volunteers and donors who worked at Masbia, the John Jay High School and Park Slope Armory shelters, Congregation Beth Elohim, the Sandy Relief Kitchen, and through the Old Stone House and Park Slope Parents, are i ... Read More



news12-2013-11-11 - News 12 Brooklyn: Students from J-Teen Leadership volunteer at Masbia Soup Kitchen in Midwood News 12 Brooklyn: Students from J-Teen Leadership volunteer at Masbia Soup Kitchen in Midwood November 11, 2013


View the coverage here.

MIDWOOD - Students from J-Teen Leadership in Westchester spent the day volunteering at a soup kitchen in ...
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JMAM2013 - JM in the AM: Nachum Put the Spotlight on Abeles & Heymann with Seth Leavitt & Alexander Rapaport JM in the AM: Nachum Put the Spotlight on Abeles & Heymann with Seth Leavitt & Alexander Rapaport October 24, 2013
Nachum welcomed Alexander Rapaport, Executive Director of the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network & Seth Leavitt, President of Abeles & Heymann Kosher (A&H) to this morning’s JM in the AM to put the spotlight on the incredible food and chessed of Abeles & Heymann Kosher. Founded in 1954 by Oscar Abeles & Le ... Read More



media2013-10-30 - Huffington Post: A Flood of Compassion, but Not Much Justice Huffington Post: A Flood of Compassion, but Not Much Justice March 4, 2012
Brad Lander
Co-authored with Lisa Cowan (Red Hook Initiative)



One year ago, Hurricane Sandy darkened the skyline and changed the lives of so many of our neighbors. This week`s anniversary calls to mind the crowds who waited for food and supplies in Red Hook, the cars full of baked ziti and batteries dispatched to Coney Island, Staten Island, and the Rockaways ... Read More



dailynewspurim - NY Daily News: New York Jews get ready for Purim by doing charity NY Daily News: New York Jews get ready for Purim by doing charity March 4, 2012
By Simone Weichselbaum


BROOKLYN, NY -- March 4, 2012 -- New York Jews getting ready for Purim skipped the costume parties Sunday to focus on giving back.
Doing extra charity is a must during the two-day celebration that begins Wednesday night and honors Queen Esther for saving the ancient Persian Jews from slaughter. < ... Read More



kobayashi - JTA: World-renowned competitive eater Kobayashi donates his earnings to Masbia JTA: World-renowned competitive eater Kobayashi donates his earnings to Masbia February 24, 2012
By Daniel Treiman
What happens when a man who can consume 53 and 3/4 hot dogs in 12 minutes meets a giant hamantasch?

That’s the question that confronted famed competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi -- a previous record-holder in the prestigious Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest -- when he dropped by Yeshiva ... Read More



mmm - The Jewish Star: Monday`s Miracle at Masbia The Jewish Star: Monday`s Miracle at Masbia Brooklyn NY-December 30, 2011

By Yaakov Hawk
THE JEWISH STAR -- Masbia this past Monday night to be treated food, gifts and live music. Philanthropy for the Future, hosted this incredible night at Masbia, helping Masbia feed almost double the amount of people that they usually feed at their Midwood location.
This incredible event was run w ... Read More



yworld2007-Copy - Yeshiva World News: MASBIA Soup Kitchen Hosts Chanukah Party Yeshiva World News: MASBIA Soup Kitchen Hosts Chanukah Party Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
On Sunday, December 9, the Fifth Day of Chanukah, Masbia graciously hosted a festive Chanukah Party and it was a dazzling hit! The doors opened, the guests of honor, women and children, entered and they were inspired by the delightful atmosphere. Food and friends, fun and family combined to create a ... Read More



nyccah - Brooklyn Daily Eagle: NYC Child Hunger Soars While Brooklyn Feeding Programs Close Brooklyn Daily Eagle: NYC Child Hunger Soars While Brooklyn Feeding Programs Close November 27, 2011

Nearly 90 Percent of Brooklyn Pantries And Kitchens Are Feeding More People

By New York Coalition Against Hunger
BROOKLYN, NY -- A new analysis of recent U.S. Department of Agriculture data, conducted by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and released Wednesday, found that nearly 500,000 city children, or one in four, live in families that cannot afford an adequate supply of food.

The coalition` ... Read More



quinn1 - VIN News: Group Of Council Members and the Speaker Eat at Soup-kitchen to Defuse Stigma‏ VIN News: Group Of Council Members and the Speaker Eat at Soup-kitchen to Defuse Stigma‏ Tuesday, November 22, 2011
by VIN News Staff
Brooklyn, NY - A large delegation of City Council members volunteered on Monday their time and energy at Masbia soup kitchen on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn in order to witness firsthand the plight of New York’s unfortunate and the effect that the current state of the economy has on real people. ... Read More



nyobs - NY Observer: Recession Takes Its Toll On NYC Charities NY Observer: Recession Takes Its Toll On NYC Charities With eager determination some stay afloat

Fall 2011
By Emerald Pellot
[Excerpt from article]
“The impact of the recession on Masbia can be measured by a number of gauges. Some of our big donors who helped us financially before the recession, can no longer help us,” said Alexander Rapaport, founder of Masbia. “Other donors have been awakened by the recession ... Read More



squad - Squadron Volunteers at Soup Kitchen Squadron Volunteers at Soup Kitchen November 16, 2011
State Sen. Daniel Squadron volunteered at a kosher soup kitchen only steps away from a hate-crime scene. Masbia of Williamsburg is located near the corner of Lee Avenue and Ross Street, where a 51-year-old Hasidic man was severely beaten just late last Friday night, Nov. 12, by three perpetrators in ... Read More



lasova - VIN News: Kosher Food Company Ties New Product Purchase to Masbia Donation VIN News: Kosher Food Company Ties New Product Purchase to Masbia Donation Wednesday, November 09, 2011
BY SANDY ELLER
VIN NEWS STAFF


SECAUCUS, NJ - A Rockland County based kosher food distributor debuted a line of organic flours today at the Kosher Fest food show that is not only unbleached, organic and stone ground, but a vehicle to feed the needy as well.

The center of every label on five pound bags of La Sova flour clea ... Read More



rh11 - CBS News: Masbia Soup Kitchens Come To Aid Of Needy Families Marking Rosh Hashanah CBS News: Masbia Soup Kitchens Come To Aid Of Needy Families Marking Rosh Hashanah NEW YORK (CBS 2) - September 28, 2011
Rosh Hashanah began at sundown - marking the start of the Jewish High Holy Days.

The ten-day period of reflection is traditionally a time to review the mistakes of the past year and resolve to make improvements in the next.

CBS 2`s Cindy Hsu headed to to Brooklyn on Wednesday, where th ... Read More



doctor - NY Daily News: Doctor donates profits from hand-crafted mezuzah sales to the hungry NY Daily News: Doctor donates profits from hand-crafted mezuzah sales to the hungry Tuesday, August 09, 2011
BY IZABELA RUTKOWSKI
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS


Handcrafted mezuzah cases designed by a pediatrician are doing more than protecting homes - they are helping to feed the hungry.

Dr. Alma Krupka Klein put $700 in checks in an envelope and sent it to Masbia, a struggling soup kitchen in Borough Park, Brooklyn, several weeks ago.

"It wa ... Read More



dagim - Dagim Donates Variety of Fish to Masbia Soup Kitchen for the Nine Days Dagim Donates Variety of Fish to Masbia Soup Kitchen for the Nine Days Monday August 1, 2011 9:25 PM
The following nine days are a designated mourning period for traditional Jews. During this period it is customary not to eat meat, which was considered a luxury, and to eat fish instead. Making meals for the “nine days” is a challenge. Putting together menus and staying within a regular budget is no ... Read More



devra - The Forward: Masbia Kosher Soup Kitchen Sources Locally The Forward: Masbia Kosher Soup Kitchen Sources Locally July 26, 2011, 2:41pm
By Devra Ferst


For many of the 1.4 million hungry people in New York there is little or no access to sustainable and locally sourced food. Out of necessity, many food pantries and soup kitchens historically stocked take-home bags and filled plates with mass-produced food from far away places, frozen veggies and ca ... Read More



moremeals - Masbia Opens New Kitchens, Serves More Meals Masbia Opens New Kitchens, Serves More Meals June 29, 2011
BROOKLYN — In its last fiscal year, from July 2009 to June 2010, Masbia, the kosher soup kitchen organization, opened three new kitchens with the help of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.
In addition to its original kitchen in ... Read More



huff - Food Banks Find New Ways To Battle Shortages And Rising Food Costs Food Banks Find New Ways To Battle Shortages And Rising Food Costs Food banks around the country are implementing new policies to combat rising food costs and food shortages as more people are struggling to get enough to eat.

On July 1, for the first time ever, Washington, DC`s Capital Area Food Bank will charge its members for fruits and vegetables. The cha ... Read More



hungry - NY Daily News: Kosher Soup Kitchen Masbia is Hungry for Aid NY Daily News: Kosher Soup Kitchen Masbia is Hungry for Aid NY Daily News: Kosher soup kitchen Masbia is hungry for aid
In these tough times, even people who help people have to find ways to save money doing it.

For the last few weeks, Masbia has been serving chicken wings.

"We used to give whole chickens, based on family size, or maybe thighs and breasts," said Alexander Rapaport, co-founder and execut ... Read More



30000 - Masbia Distributes $30,000 Worth Of Passover Food Monday Night Masbia Distributes $30,000 Worth Of Passover Food Monday Night April 11, 2011

For the last 36 hours dozens of volunteers have turned the Masbia central kitchen into a Passover grocery store. They have been arranging a large-scale display of donated Passover staples such as matzah, potato starch, nuts, chicken, meat, oil, grape juice, produce and much more, to be distributed t ... Read More



zagat - NYC Comptroller: Zagat Should Rate MASBIA Soup Kitchens In His Guide NYC Comptroller: Zagat Should Rate MASBIA Soup Kitchens In His Guide March 30, 2011
BROOKLYN, NY -- New York City Comptroller John Liu visited Masbia soup kitchen on Coney Island Ave. As Chief Fiscal Officer for New York City, Liu experienced firsthand the plight of New York’s unfortunate and the effect that the current state of the economy has on real people.

The soup kitch ... Read More



liu2 - NYC Comptroller Wearing A Different Hat At Masbia NYC Comptroller Wearing A Different Hat At Masbia Thursday, 31 March 2011
Written by 5TJT Staff
BROOKLYN, NY -- New York City Comptroller John Liu visited the Masbia soup kitchen on Coney Island Avenue. As chief fiscal officer for New York City, Liu experienced firsthand the plight of New York`s unfortunate and the effect that the current state of the economy has on real people.

The sou ... Read More



qchron - QChronicle: Fighting hunger with elegance and grace QChronicle: Fighting hunger with elegance and grace Thursday, February 17, 2011

by Jason Cohen
REGO PARK, N.Y. -- With the belief that no one should ever go to sleep hungry, the nonprofit group Masbia opened its fourth soup kitchen in Rego Park almost a year ago. Masbia, which brought in about $30,000 at a breakfast fundraiser last Sunday — with the promise of more to come — boasts that it is ... Read More



blizzard - Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Cold Hands, Warm Hearts Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Tamar Snyder and Staff reports
As this week’s blizzard blanketed New York City in snow, Jewish Community Councils and other organizations scrambled to continue providing much-needed services in the hardest-hit neighborhoods, as well as meet emergency needs.

“All of our home care workers got to the homebound clients across ... Read More



weprin - Mark Weprin Visits Soup Kitchen Mark Weprin Visits Soup Kitchen October 6, 2010
REGO PARK, QUEENS -- City Councilmember Mark S. Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) recently visited the Orenstein Met Council Masbia Community Kitchen on Queens Boulevard in Rego Park, where a soup kitchen serves nutritious meals to those in need.

“Masbia is doing a tremendous job in feeding the hun ... Read More



addabbo - Lending a helping hand Lending a helping hand Monday, Septmeber 13, 2010, 12:00 AM EST
by Pete Davis
REGO PARK, QUEENS -- State Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi and State Senator Joe Addabbo recently took a tour of Masbia Soup Kitchen, the only Kosher soup kitchen in Queens.

Masbia, on Queens Boulevard in Rego Park, opened in March with the help of Henry and Susie Orenstein via the Metropolitan ... Read More



bay2009 - Midwood `Restaurant` Feeds the Hungry Midwood `Restaurant` Feeds the Hungry Monday, 21 December 2009

Written by Christina Pisano
Soup kitchens are traditionally associated with processions of the hungry crowding city sidewalks outside centers where food is offered in a mess-hall style for free or for a very low price. The long wait draws unwanted attention from passers by, heightening the shame often associated with poverty.< ... Read More



yworld2007 - Yeshiva World News: MASBIA Soup Kitchen Hosts Chanukah Party Yeshiva World News: MASBIA Soup Kitchen Hosts Chanukah Party Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
On Sunday, December 9, the Fifth Day of Chanukah, Masbia graciously hosted a festive Chanukah Party and it was a dazzling hit! The doors opened, the guests of honor, women and children, entered and they were inspired by the delightful atmosphere. Food and friends, fun and family combined to create a ... Read More

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