Benjamin Ebrahimian: I will match your donation. Together, let’s sponsor one Seder at Masbia for $9,000.

We are proud to partner with the Great Kosher Restaurants Foodies Facebook Group in this special initiative.

In memory of his mother (Esther Bat Devora) and brother (David Ben Esther), GKRF member Benjamin Ebrahimian is matching all donations up to $4500 made through this special link to help Masbia feed those less fortunate over Pesach. It would be a total of $9000 to feed all the Masbia guests on Seder night.

There is nothing that could make you feel as good as donating towards someone’s Seder. Can you put yourself in the shoes of someone who was not invited to any Seder? No friends. No relatives. No neighbors. They end up at a communal Seder at a soup kitchen. Our job is to take them out of that isolation and give them a family-style, home away from home, traditional Seder.

This is challenging on many fronts because of the turning over the regular kitchen for Passover, matzah, holiday food, and wine, all the traditional foods used for the rituals, a Mashgiach Temidi, a professional Seder leader, and classy Seder utensils such as kiddush cups, Seder plates, and matzo covers.

It is a beautiful, revered Jewish tradition to say the words, “Everyone in Need, Should Come and Eat” at the beginning of each Seder. Sponsoring Passover at Masbia will mean people in need are like guests at your own table, enjoying a Seder that you sponsored while you are having yours.