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 and Alex Rapaport, Executive Director of Masbia Soup Kitchen Network.
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 kitchen network in New York, is at the forefront of filling hungry bellies — both Jewish and non-Jewish — but not without its own struggles.
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 MasbiaOn 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 Queens, was clad in a long, draping skirt.Their outfits signaled differences in how they interpreted proper Jewish dress for religious women, but both were there for the same reason: They needed kosher groceries, which are more expensive than average, as they try to live on less since food stamp reductions last November.
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 distribution location in Manhattan at Lincoln Square Synagogue. The distributions will supply 2,500 families with Kosher-for-Passover food.The three sites are in Brooklyn at 4217 New Utrecht Ave, Masbia’s main storage facility; 98-12 66th Avenue in Rego Park, near Queens Boulevard and across from Masbia of Queens; and at Masbia of Flatbush, 1372 Coney Island Avenue.
OU Staff April 3, 2014 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 distribution location in Manhattan at Lincoln Square Synagogue. The distributions will supply 2,500 families with Kosher-for-Passover food.
April 2, 2014Posted 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.
Perishable News: Apple Industry Donation To Kosher Soup Kitchen Will Help 2,500 Families Celebrate Passover
Posted April 1 2014by 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 kosher soup kitchen and food pantry. New York Apple Sales, Inc., headquartered in Castleton, is donating another 3,000+ pounds of New York state apples. Masbia staff and volunteers will parcel the apples with other charoset ingredients into take-home kits for 2,500 client families.
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 is a made of sweetened fruits, nuts and spices.
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, Comptroller Stringer wanted to visit and thank local community-based organizations that are making a difference in the lives of others.
犹太人逾越节 纽约一厨房准备特殊食物April 1, 2014 By Holly KellumNEW 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.