Queens Chronicle: Feeding the needy, with charity to all

October 9, 2014 by Mark Lord Gone are the days when soup kitchens were located primarily in lower-income neighborhoo ds, served only soup and, perhaps, a piece of bread, and conjured images of the Great Depression, with hungry, winter-coated men and women waiting in long lines on snow-covered sidewalks.
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Queens Chronicle: Speaker turned server

October 2, 2014 On Sept. 23, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, second from right, joined Councilmembers Karen Koslowitz, Rory Lancman and Mark Weprin at the Masbia soup kitchen at 98-08 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park to help provide hot meals to those in need.
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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 farTeams 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 volunteers started canvassing at 4 a.m., combing the streets to gather names, photographs, and stories of the people sleeping there. They searched for the people at the highest risk of dying from being on the streets. Once they identified the most vulnerable people, they offered them a home.
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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-Forest Hills), Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) and Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), who took turns delivering food to hungry Queensites.
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Queens Tribune: A Rosh Hashanah Ritual

Posted September 25, 2014Special Section Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito with Queens Jewish Council Members Karen Koslowitz, Rory Lancman and Mark Weprin, dipping Apples in Honey, a Rosh Hashanah ritual, prepared by Masbia’s Chef Ruben Diaz at Masbia of Queens Tuesday evening. - See the original article HERE.
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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.        
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5 Towns Jewish Times: Masbia Works To Banish Hunger On The Holidays

Posted September, 2014 On Monday, September 22, Orthodox Union’s newly appointed executive vice president, Allen Fagin, along with director of field operations Jake Adler and New York directorof political affairs Jeff Leb, visited the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network. Helping to prepare tzimmes with Masbia chef Ruben Diaz, they learned about Masbia’s plans to meet the growing numbers in need of food during the High Holy Days and beyond.
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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.    
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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 restaurants and delis closed or only serving an alternative or half the regular menu containing only fish and dairy. Kosher-Certifiers advise food establishments that are under their certification to cease serving chicken or meat during what’s called the “Nine Days.” 
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JP Updates: Masbia Soup Kitchen Says Dagim Contribution Made Alternative ’9 Days’ Menu Possible

July 28, 2014 By Jacob KornbluhMasbia 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 serving meat and poultry. Instead, the menu will consist of a variety of fish dishes.
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