Masbia on News12 Brooklyn: Jewish and African-American gathering together on MLK Day to Help those affected by the Earthquake down in Puerto Rico
The anchor of News12 Brooklyn, Jessica Cunnington, introduces reporter Emily Lorsch reporting at Masbia Soup Kitchen of Boro Park in Brooklyn about people of all ethnicities coming together on MLK Day to help those in need due to the Earthquake down in Puerto Rico. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., elected officials, religious leaders, and volunteers are standing together.
Read the story below, published in the Hamodia, on Martin Luther King commemoration at Masbia Soup Kitchen with leaders and officials of diverse communities getting together. Pastor Gil Monrose, Felix Ortiz, and Simcha Eichenstein among other Jewish, black, and Hispanic leaders spoke out.
ABC News anchor, David Novarro, presents Masbia Boro Park in Brooklyn staff and volunteers getting ready for the Yom Kippur meal. ED Alexander Rapaport stated: it's important that we care for the needy and people who struggle with hunger. Please, come and have a communal meal. Yom Kippur donates page here.
CBS New York's anchors Kristine Johnson, and Maurice DuBois, present reporter Nick Caloway at Masbia Boro Park in Brooklyn. Nick Caloway reports about Yom Kippur, the holiest Jewish holiday, and Masbia making sure those in need have something to eat before the fast. Our ED Alexander Rapaport spoke about even the needed New Yorkers have a dignified pre-fast meal and the after-fast meal. Yom Kippur donates page here.
De Blasio warns of 'full-blown crisis' for New Yorkers on food stamps if shutdown continues By JILLIAN JORGENSEN and MARCO POGGIO | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | JAN 17, 2019 | 6:35 PM Alexander Rapaport, executive director of the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network, said city food pantries like his are already feeling the effects of the shutdown — with the arrival of out-of-work federal employees who missed their first paychecks this month. “It takes a lot of time for a person that receives a regular paycheck to become psychologically at peace to come for charity handouts — but we are already seeing this week a trickle of federal employees, new faces, and people who saw our outreach material, coming in. So this means it is hitting people fast,” he said. Read the full article here.
Soup kitchen informs employees of meals during government shutdownPosted: Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:30 amby David Russell, Associate Editor As the partial federal government shutdown continues, Masbia Soup Kitchen Network is reaching out to impacted employees. Alexander Rapaport, executive director of Masbia, went to airports to tell TSA agents about the three city locations where they can be served, including at 105-47 64 Road in Forest Hills. PHOTO COURTESY MASBIA SOUP KITCHEN: Alexander Rapaport and his father, Yosef, hand out fliers at LaGuardia Airport to TSA agents informing them of meals at Masbia.
NY1: Masbia's ED Alexander Rapaport Live on NY1 on relief to Federal Employees effected by the Shutdown
The Algemeiner: Jewish Soup Kitchen Offers Free Food to Unpaid Federal Employees at LaGuardia Airport as Government Shutdown Grinds On
By Shiryn Ghermezian An airport employee, right, holding flyers she received from Masbia staff and volunteers at LaGuardia Airport, Jan. 15, 2019. Photo: Screenshot. Staff members and volunteers of a Jewish soup kitchen and food pantry handed out flyers for free food at LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday to federal employhttps://www.algemeiner.com/2019/01/17/jewish-soup-kitchen-offers-free-food-to-unpaid-federal-employees-at-laguardia-airport-as-government-shutdown-grinds-on/ees struggling as a result of the ongoing US government shutdown, now in its fourth week.