Our Holocaust Survivor Program is geared to provide opportunities for participants to spend time with others who have similar backgrounds. It is also chance to make new friends, and to alleviate the social isolation that many experience. On February 22, 37 people in the Holocaust Survivor Program attended The Phantom Of The Opera on Broadway. […]

On January 16, Martin Luther King Day, volunteers assembled at Union Temple in Brooklyn, for a day of service. They came from UJA Time for Good, Repair the World, Met Council on Jewish Poverty, and Union Temple. Inside the elegant third floor ballroom at Union Temple, there were stalls, booths, and volunteers managing service projects. […]

There are few things more rewarding than hearing from our clients about how our work has touched their lives.  Irina Miagkova recently received a letter from clients in Brooklyn, thanking Met Council for the food that their family receives. They also wrote about how the food donations enabled them to make positive changes in their […]

In January, we held a three-day photography event which spanned across Brooklyn and Queens, for participants in the Holocaust Survivor Program. We obtained the pro-bono services of Clifford Lester, to take black and white portraits of our survivors. He is a photography professor at Cypress College in Cypress, California, and the child of Holocaust survivors […]

Thanksgiving would not be the same without turkey and the trimmings. On November 13, the Canarsie JCC was the scene of activity as ingredients for holiday kosher meals were assembled.  Recipients were also provided with a generous fresh produce parcel funded by UJA Federation teen philanthropy initiative. With the generous donations of City Harvest and […]

We did it! In just 24 hours, Met Council raised $1,013.685. Starting at 11:00am on Sunday, December 18th, Met Council conducted a crowdfunding phone-a-thon campaign with Charidy.com, a website that helps nonprofits implement crowdfunding campaigns. As we approached the 24-hour mark, excitement grew and gifts poured into the site helping us exceed our goal of $1,000,000. […]

It was an event not to be missed. Met Council started Chanukah early this year, hosting a party for over 500 Holocaust survivors on Wednesday, December 21, at Ateres Golda Hall in Borough Park Brooklyn. This party was greatly anticipated and enjoyed by all who attended”, stated Judah Zellermaier, Met Council Holocaust Survivor Program Manager. […]