October 24, 2013 Nachum welcomed Alexander Rapaport, Executive Director of the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network & Seth Leavitt, President of Abeles & Heymann Kosher (A&H) to this morning’s JM in the AM to put the spotlight on the incredible food and chessed of Abeles & Heymann Kosher. Listen to the original article HERE.
Read the article below written by David Freedlander published in Newsweek. Our Masbia's ED Alexander Rapaport spoke about Hurricane Sandy brings two worlds together. When the hurricane hit, the city's Orthodox Jews stepped u to care for their African-American neighbors.
March 4, 2012 By Simone Weichselbaum BROOKLYN, NY -- March 4, 2012 -- New York Jews getting ready for Purim skipped the costume parties Sunday to focus on giving back. Doing extra charity is a must during the two-day celebration that begins Wednesday night and honors Queen Esther for saving the ancient Persian Jews from slaughter.
February 24, 2012By Daniel Treiman What happens when a man who can consume 53 and 3/4 hot dogs in 12 minutes meets a giant hamantasch?That’s the question that confronted famed competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi -- a previous record-holder in the prestigious Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest -- when he dropped by Yeshiva University in New York City yesterday and discussed, among other things, his belief in mindful eating.
Brooklyn NY-December 30, 2011By Yaakov Hawk THE JEWISH STAR -- Masbia this past Monday night to be treated food, gifts and live music. Philanthropy for the Future, hosted this incredible night at Masbia, helping Masbia feed almost double the amount of people that they usually feed at their Midwood location. This incredible event was run with a budget of zero dollars, as Masbia is currently facing tremendous financial strain. When PFF founder Yaakov Hawk approached Alexander Rapaport, director of Masbia with this idea it was a difficult decision for him to make, knowing that events like this, frequently go over budget and it was his responsibility to make sure Masbia can keep serving meals to New York’s hungry.
November 27, 2011Nearly 90 Percent of Brooklyn Pantries And Kitchens Are Feeding More PeopleBy New York Coalition Against HungerBROOKLYN, NY -- A new analysis of recent U.S. Department of Agriculture data, conducted by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and released Wednesday, found that nearly 500,000 city children, or one in four, live in families that cannot afford an adequate supply of food.The coalition`s calculations also showed that one in six New York City residents, 1.47 million New Yorkers, live in food insecurity, struggling against hunger.A separate survey of New York City soup kitchens and food pantries, also included in the coalition`s report, found that demand at city food pantries and soup kitchens grew by 12 percent this year -- on top of a 7 percent increase in 2010 and a 21 increase in 2009.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011by VIN News Staff Brooklyn, NY - A large delegation of City Council members volunteered on Monday their time and energy at Masbia soup kitchen on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn in order to witness firsthand the plight of New York’s unfortunate and the effect that the current state of the economy has on real people. The site on Coney Island Avenue opened in November 2009 as part of the UJA, Met Council and MASBIA response to the economic crises. It is one of three soup kitchens they opened during the recession.