Masbia On JBS News: Kosher Soup Kitchen Offers Thanksgiving Help

Post by: Jose Gavidia • November 25, 2022 2:34 pm

Masbia In WSJ: The Labor Shortage and Border Crisis Collide

Post by: Jose Gavidia • November 24, 2022 1:41 pm







Masbia Relief Helping Asylum Seekers Featured Twice On Reuters Video

Post by: Jose Gavidia • October 14, 2022 1:49 pm


Masbia In The Jewish News: Human Beings Should Not Be Political Pawns

Post by: Jose Gavidia • October 6, 2022 12:51 pm

The forced relocation of illegal migrants is inhumane and a dark stain on the governors and legislatures that are pursuing this cynical tactic. One can be concerned about illegal immigration and the burden it places on local resources. One can be frustrated at years of inaction by Congress in addressing this issue. One can be…





Masbia Relief In Hamodia: Masbia Provides Shoes To Migrants Arriving In New York

Post by: Jose Gavidia • September 19, 2022 3:05 pm



Masbia Relief In Jewish Link: Masbia Welcomes Immigrants To New York City

Post by: Jose Gavidia • September 15, 2022 3:24 pm





Masbia Relief In The Forward’s Daily News Letter

Post by: Jose Gavidia • August 23, 2022 4:57 pm













Masbia In Hamodia: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato… NONE?

Post by: Jose Gavidia • March 30, 2022 8:28 pm

Masbia On News12: Masbia Soup Kitchen Faces Major Cut Right Before Passover

Post by: Jose Gavidia • March 30, 2022 7:31 pm

Masbia In Civil Eats: Photo Essay: How Nourish New York Is Still Feeding NYC

Post by: Jose Gavidia • March 29, 2022 8:29 pm

Masbia On PIX 11: Food Shortage at Masbia Soup Kitchen Right Before Passover

Post by: Jose Gavidia • March 28, 2022 8:31 pm


Masbia In Queens Chronicle: Project Dash Helps NYC’s Food Insecure

Post by: Jose Gavidia • March 10, 2022 8:45 pm






















Masbia Relief On Newsmax: Jewish Groups Volunteer To Help Kentucky Tornado Victims

Post by: Jose Gavidia • December 28, 2021 10:58 pm





Masbia On NY1: NYC Delivery Of Rapid Tests To Distribute At Masbia

Post by: Jose Gavidia • December 24, 2021 5:45 pm


Masbia In Brooklyn Paper: City Begins At-Home Test Distribution As Omicron Surges

Post by: Jose Gavidia • December 23, 2021 6:17 pm



Masbia On NY1: Synagogue Hosts Family Kindness Day

Post by: Jose Gavidia • December 13, 2021 8:32 pm


Masbia On CBS New York: Synagogue Hosts Family Kindness Day To help The Needy

Post by: Jose Gavidia • December 12, 2021 10:41 pm

Masbia Relief In Getty Images: New York Celebrates Jewish Holiday Season

Post by: Jose Gavidia • November 29, 2021 10:46 pm











Masbia Relief In New York Daily News: Brooklyn Love For Afghan Refugees

Post by: Jose Gavidia • November 7, 2021 10:00 am



Masbia Relief On News12: Packing Food For Afghan Refugees

Post by: Jose Gavidia • November 5, 2021 2:32 pm







Masbia Relief In The Hamodia: Masbia Brings Meals to Co-Op Damaged by Ida

Post by: Jose Gavidia • September 10, 2021 10:38 pm

Masbia Relief In The NY Jewish Week’s Daily News Letter

Post by: Jose Gavidia • September 10, 2021 8:43 pm

Masbia On CBS New York: Feeding The Needy During Rosh Hashana

Post by: Jose Gavidia • September 10, 2021 6:00 pm

Masbia On News12: Feeding The Needy With Dignity On Rosh Hashana

Post by: Jose Gavidia • September 10, 2021 4:53 pm











Masbia On NY1: Vaccinating New Yorkers

Post by: Jose Gavidia • August 17, 2021 8:53 pm

Masbia On News12: Encouraging Vaccination

Post by: Jose Gavidia • August 4, 2021 9:00 pm

Masbia In Hamodia: More Than A Big Apple

Post by: Jose Gavidia • July 14, 2021 9:10 pm




Masbia In Fleishigs Magazine: Brothers In Farms

Post by: Jose Gavidia • June 30, 2021 9:48 pm



Masbia On NY1: Voter Registration Drive at Masiba Soup Kitchen Network

Post by: Jose Gavidia • May 16, 2021 10:41 pm


Masbia On NY1: Seder For The Needy At Masbia Boro Park

Post by: Jose Gavidia • March 30, 2021 2:30 pm



Masbia On NY1: Food Bank Workers Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Post by: Jose Gavidia • March 3, 2021 2:43 pm





HuffPost reporter Daniel Marans Twitter Thread about Masbia

Post by: Jose Gavidia • February 10, 2021 3:27 pm





Masbia In The Jewish Link: A Show Of Appreciation For The National Guard

Post by: Jose Gavidia • February 4, 2021 4:29 pm












Masbia on PIX11: Masbia Soup Kitchen To Be Open 24 Hours Due to Covid-19

Post by: Jose Gavidia • November 5, 2020 10:44 pm











Masbia in the Getty Images and Daily News: Jews mark new year, face new challenges

Post by: Jose Gavidia • September 19, 2020 8:08 pm













Masbia on NY1: Brooklyn Food Pantry Sees Seven-fold Increase in Demand

Post by: Jose Gavidia • June 11, 2020 5:54 pm









Masbia in the Mishpacha: Mordy Getz: Boro Park’s Paul Revere

Post by: Jose Gavidia • April 29, 2020 8:07 pm











Masbia in the FoodTank: 18 Jewish Organizations Feeding All Who Are Hungry

Post by: Jose Gavidia • April 18, 2020 9:28 pm




Masbia in the Forward: How To Help Bring Food To The Needy This Passover

Post by: Jose Gavidia • April 1, 2020 7:53 pm





Masbia in the Lilith Blog: Feeding People in Virus-Stricken New York

Post by: Jose Gavidia • March 26, 2020 6:22 pm
















Masbia In The Hamodia: Community Leaders Commemorate MLK Day At Masbia

Post by: Jose Gavidia • January 20, 2020 2:50 pm

Masbia On ABC News: Yom Kippur 2019 at Masbia Soup Kitchen on ABC News

Post by: Jose Gavidia • October 8, 2019 2:59 pm



Queens Chronicle: Masbia reaches out to federal workers

Post by: Jose Gavidia • January 24, 2019 3:49 pm

News 12: News 12 Brooklyn at Masbia of Flatbush on the Government Shutdown

Post by: Jose Gavidia • January 23, 2019 3:55 pm





QJL: Masbia Reaches Out To Unpaid Federal Workers To Offer Free Meals

Post by: Jose Gavidia • January 16, 2019 1:48 pm

Masbia founder Alexander Rapaport and his father Yosef hand out fliers at LGA offering TSA agents free meals With the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government being the longest on record, hundreds of thousands of federal workers and contactors across the country are either working without pay or forced to wait until their agencies…


BoroPark24: Food Pantries Assist Federal Workers affected by Shutdown

Post by: Jose Gavidia • January 15, 2019 5:01 pm

Hamodia: Masbia Expanding Hours For Federal Employees

Post by: Jose Gavidia • January 14, 2019 5:18 pm


Masbia Volunteer’s Act of Heroism Features

Post by: Jose Gavidia • December 10, 2018 5:46 pm


Volunteering at Masbia for Thanksgiving News Features

Post by: Jose Gavidia • November 22, 2018 6:49 pm

Hamodia: Masbia to Begin Food Distribution For Rebbeim, Teachers

Post by: Jose Gavidia • November 19, 2018 7:55 pm

Masbia of Boro Park announced that they will be starting a new food distribution for local Rebbeimand school teachers. The distribution will take place at 5402 New Utrecht Avenue every Monday night, from 9 until 11 p.m. There will be about 25 products to choose from. No proof or documentation is necessary, just a name, cellphone…


Hamodia: Breakfast on Behalf Of Masbia

Post by: Jose Gavidia • November 11, 2018 5:30 pm

News 12: NYPD Explorers volunteer at Masbia Soup Kitchen

Post by: Jose Gavidia • October 8, 2018 5:23 pm

News 12: Soup kitchen prepares meals for Jewish holiday of Sukkot

Post by: Jose Gavidia • September 23, 2018 5:31 pm


CBS2 News: Masbia’s Rosh Hashanah Food Distribution for the Needy

Post by: Jose Gavidia • September 13, 2018 5:56 pm

An effort is now underway to help homeless and needy families prepare for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year today. Volunteers at the Masbia of Borough Park are distributing special holiday foods, along with regular household supplies. Organizers say this year’s Jewish High Holy Days will be tough on low-income families because they fall on weekdays. Kids are off from school so you need a lot more food in the house and people stock up late and we try to be there for them to make sure that nobody goes hungry for the holidays today’s giveaway will help put a week’s worth of food on the table for those families.


Tablet Mag: A Wedding Celebration at a Soup Kitchen

Post by: Kacper Biel • August 17, 2018 5:03 pm

Instead of spending big and showing off at the post-wedding ‘Sheva Brachot,’ one Brooklyn family celebrates at a soup kitchen.   All weddings can burn a hole in your pocket, but for Orthodox couples, the celebration doesn’t end the morning after. For seven straight days after a traditional Jewish marriage, each night is another joyous,…


  Clodagh McGowan: We stay in Queens for our final story. That’s where a Jewish deli that closed last week gives one last gift to those in need. Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen in Rego Park donated nearly 350 pounds of cabbage, onions, potatoes, and sweet potatoes to the Masbia of Queens Soup Kitchen on Monday. Ben’s…


Bklyner: Serving Food, Fighting Hunger, Restoring Dignity – Masbia

Post by: Kacper Biel • May 30, 2018 4:33 pm

Quaishawn Stewart, 25, from Westchester, made a video making fun of a Chassidic child’s haircut went viral and was removed by Facebook and Twitter for its hateful content. His sincere apology video went viral too, in which he called his actions foolish and bullying. Quashawn @quaijames was invited to volunteer at Masbia’s soup kitchen to…



BROOKLYN – A Westchester man says he’s volunteering at a kosher soup kitchen in Brooklyn as penance for a video of him mocking a Hasidic Jewish boy that went viral online. Quaishawn Stewart has apologized for offending the Jewish community and is volunteering at the well-known Masbia soup kitchen. The video shows a little boy and…





Forward: When It Comes To Feeding The Hungry, Presentation Is Everything

Post by: Kacper Biel • March 19, 2018 10:02 pm

Masbia volunteers Simcha Eichenstein and Yochanan Donn working the Plentiful App and giving people kosher pantry packages. In the last few months, Masbia has been reaching out to different organizations and synagogues to create a time slot for their members to pick up weekly food packages. It started with the Flatbush location and then ventured…


ABC7NY: West Side Institutional Synagogue Purim Volunteer Day

Post by: Kacper Biel • February 25, 2018 10:38 pm

Feeding the needy #Purim2018 started with volunteers at West Side Institutional Synagogue reported by Joe Torres on ABC7NY. You can help too; Please help us reach our GOAL by donating today. Click here: https://masbia.org/purim Facebook Post: https://www.facebook.com/masbia/videos/1803057296391774/


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Dozens young and old gathered Sunday to give back to the community. As CBS2’s Reena Roy reported, the West Side Institutional Synagogue prepared about 1,000 pounds of vegetables to feed the needy. The simple acts of chopping and peeling are part of everyday life, but can sometimes mean so much more. “I…



QJL: Masbia’s Food Pantry Now Open; Restaurant Soon To Follow

Post by: Kacper Biel • January 10, 2018 5:23 pm

Good things are happening at Masbia’s new site with more on the way. The food pantry is up and running at 105-47 64th Road, Forest Hills, on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. The section to have dinner guests should be finished in the near future. The new site has 3,000 square feet for storage in…


News12: Kosher food pantry serves holiday meals to needy residents

Post by: Kacper Biel • December 25, 2017 5:27 pm

  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.   Masbia says it is one of the only…


The Jewish Voice: Universal Twists on Challah Bakes

Post by: Kacper Biel • November 1, 2017 1:43 pm

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. The Shabbos Project started in South Africa in 2013 by Rabbi Warren Goldstein as a grassroots movement to connect Jews…


Masbia Features about Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Post by: Kacper Biel • October 26, 2017 1:48 pm

Here are excerpts from various news outlets about Masbia’s Hurricane Maria Relief for Puerto Rico efforts. Sending Relief by Air and Sea to Puerto Rico From the Bronx By: Rick Rojas October 16, 2017 “There have been donation drives and fund-raisers. Masbia, a network of soup kitchens, gathered batteries, hygiene products, diapers and oatmeal, and SoulCycle…


This Shabbos Parshas Lech Lecha marks the 1-year anniversary since Masbia started catering Shabbos Meals. From then, Masbia’s doors have been open to those in need every single week of the year, including Shabbos Hagadol.   “I ate with my family at Masbia almost every Shabbos since we started serving Shabbos meals,” says Alexander Rappaport…


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. “I’m extremely humbled by this outpouring of support for hurricane victims. It’s clear…


Brooklyn—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. “I’m extremely humbled by this outpouring of support for hurricane victims. It’s clear that my neighbors…


The Yeshiva World: Greenfield And Masbia Raise Over $75,000 For Hurricane Relief From Jewish CommunityCouncilman 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. “I’m extremely humbled by this outpouring of support for hurricane victims. It’s clear that my neighbors in Boro Park and Midwood care deeply when their fellow Americans are suffering, and they’ll do whatever they can to help,” Greenfield said. The City of New York has its own relief program for Puerto Rico but no donation centers in Boro Park or Midwood, a fact that Masbia Executive Director Alexander Rapaport was quick to notice. “I woke up Sunday morning in September, thinking I needed to do something, “ Rapaport said. “I wrote a letter in Yiddish asking people to go to Sunset Park,” the location of the nearest firehouse where the City was taking donations. “But how many people were actually going to drive all that way and do it?” By that point, Greenfield was also aware of the location problem and decided his own office, in the heart of Boro Park on 16th Avenue, would make an ideal donation center. Then he began working with Rapaport to synchronize their relief efforts. “I was very happy to find a partner in Councilman Greenfield who felt that what we as a community need to do something,” Rapaport said. Within hours, Greenfield and Rapaport were hard at work promoting their efforts on social media, and Community Board Chairman Yidel Perlstein donated a truck from Lucky Truck Rental to help. That only left one remaining problem: how would they get the donated goods from Brooklyn to San Juan? Enter Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who was spearheading a local relief effort alongside Governor Andrew Cuomo and the rapper Fat Joe. They already had cargo planes ready, and Diaz was gracious enough to allow room on his Bronx containers for the Brooklyn donations. “I am incredibly grateful to those individuals and organizations who have done what they can to assist in relief efforts on the island during this crisis,” Borough President Diaz said. “Council Member David Greenfield’s efforts to collect much-needed supplies are greatly appreciated and show the type of goodwill and spirit this city can generate when one of its communities is in need of help. I am proud to call Council Member Greenfield a friend, and I thank him for his work on behalf of the people of Puerto Rico.” Soon, the dripping of packages into Greenfield’s office became a deluge, and last week, Greenfield’s office was filled with hundreds of packages of donated food, water, first-aid kits, batteries and hygiene products. The response was helped by concerned citizens like 19-year-old Yosef Segal, who took time to encourage his friends and family to volunteer and raise funds for Greenfield’s relief efforts. “We’re talking about great New Yorkers with different backgrounds, from the private sector and non-profits and the government, who live in completely different parts of our city, coming together to help others in need,” Greenfield said. “It’s been inspiring to see the broader relief efforts and a testament to the true character of New Yorkers.” One full truck of the donated resources had already been delivered directly by Greenfield’s staff to a shipping container that will be flown to Puerto Rico in the coming days. “The pain of hurricane victims is immense. The least we can do is let them know that here in Brooklyn we care about them and will do everything we can to help ease their suffering,” Greenfield said.

Post by: Kacper Biel • October 18, 2017 12:12 pm

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. “I’m extremely humbled by this outpouring of support for hurricane victims. It’s clear that my neighbors…


BoroPark24: Masbia’s Sukkah Feeds Hundreds

Post by: Kacper Biel • October 18, 2017 4:23 am

News 12: Soup kitchen open to celebrate Jewish holiday

Post by: Kacper Biel • October 4, 2017 1:03 pm

Hamodia: Masbia to Operate in Cong. Shomrei Shabbos’ Sukkah

Post by: Kacper Biel • October 2, 2017 1:55 pm

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…


Kosher Today: Kosher Relief for the Poor and Puerto Rico!

Post by: Kacper Biel • October 2, 2017 11:09 am

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….



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…