Farmer Lee Jones Inviting You to Join Masbia's #CharosetDrive

Great Gift from the The Chef’s Garden For Sponsors of 18 Families and Up: Exclusive Farm-To-Seder spring vegetables from Farmer Lee Jones of the Chef’s Garden. Includes pink tip parsley, petite green parsley, celery root, four colors of radishes (purple, white, watermelon, and black purple), purple radish seedlings, and baby romaine lettuce will be shipped overnight on ice to donors of $1,350 or more.
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Joy of Kosher: Help Others Have a Happy Passover this Year

APR 12, 2016 JAMIE, SHIFRA, AND TAMAR HELP OUT AT MASBIA  On Passover, we celebrate freedom as we eat matzah, also known as the "bread of affliction," or "poor man's bread." Meanwhile though, it is important to think about those who really are afflicted by poverty and hunger.   
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Masbia's #CharosetDrive offering Farm-to-Seder Gift to Sponsors of 18 Families and up

Exclusive Farm-To-Seder spring vegetables from Farmer Lee Jones of the Chef’s Garden. Includes pink tip parsley, petite green parsley, celery root, four colors of radishes (purple, white, watermelon, and black purple), purple radish seedlings, and baby romaine lettuce will be shipped overnight on ice to donors of $1,350 or more. Read more about the microgreens.  
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NY1: Queens Kosher Soup Kitchen Gets a New Home in Forest Hills

By Clodagh McGowanFriday, April 1, 2016 at 07:09 PM EDT It looks like a construction zone right now but this empty storefront in Forest Hills is undergoing a transformation. Soon it will be the new home of the Masbia Soup Kitchen of Queens "We're very excited about the new location,” said Alexander Rapaport, the executive director of the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network. "We're also very excited about the fact that it has more space." Masbia is currently operating out of this location in Rego Park on Queens Boulevard, where they've handed out more than a million kosher meals since 2009.
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Masbia finalizes new Forest Hills location

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:30 am by Christopher Barca, Associate Editor With development of a mixed-use structure imminent at the site, Masbia executive director Alexander Rapaport told the Chronicle in January he was cautiously optimistic about finding a new location for the Rego Park soup kitchen.      
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Queens Chronicle: Masbia finalizes new Forest Hills location

By Christopher Barca, Associate Editor March 31, 2016 With development of a mixed-use structure imminent at the site, Masbia executive director Alexander Rapaport told the Chronicle  in January he was cautiously optimistic about finding a new location for the Rego Park soup kitchen.
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Brooklyn, NY - Worn Out Soup Kitchen Table Transformed Into Handmade Purim Groggers

March 24, 2016 10:20 AM Brooklyn, NY - Among the many noisemakers, horns, bells and whistles that are being used to drown out the name of Haman during the reading of Megilas Esther this year will be ten artisan groggers, created out of a table that had been used to feed needy New Yorkers in a soup kitchen.
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Best of Brooklyn: Sculptor Alex Aronov

March 23, 2016 2:49 PM Graggers are wooden noisemakers that Jewish people clap together to celebrate the holiday. (March 23, 2016 2:41 PM) The Jewish holiday of Purim, which commemorates the saving of Jews living in the ancient Persian Empire, began Wednesday night.
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New York - U.S. Senator Calls On USDA To Increase Purchase Of Kosher Food For Soup Kitchens After Shortage Reported

February 29, 2016 03:14 PM FILE - Senator Gillibrand visiting Masbia of Boro Park June 3, 2012 New York - As levels of available kosher and halal food at local food pantries have continued to decline, and food banks have been left wondering how they will provide provisions for their religiously observant clients suffering from food insecurity, has U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand greatly concerned and calling on U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack for an update on what the agency is doing to purchase kosher and halal foods for distribution in The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).
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Muslim farmer donates produce to NY kosher soup kitchen

February 14, 2016 1:27pm (JTA) — A Muslim organic farmer from upstate New York made an emergency donation of vegetables to a kosher soup kitchen in Brooklyn. Zaid Kurdieh, who with his wife, Haifa, owns and farms at Norwich Meadows Farm, on Friday delivered 800 pounds of high-end organic carrots to Masbia, a network of kosher soup kitchens that provides meals to hundreds of hungry New Yorkers each week in Brooklyn and Queens. He also pledged to give more in the future.
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