Monthly Archives: March 2013

2.65 Million Pounds of Food for Passover!

Beginning Tuesday, March 12 until Thursday, March 21st, Met Council distributed 2.65 million pounds of food and $600,000 in food cards to more than 50,000 families in need this Passover. The 1.5 million pounds of produce, 20,000 pounds of poultry and 1 million pounds of Passover items such as grape juice and matzah were distributed […]

Cheers for our Volunteer Purim Heroes

Met Council’s young professionals group partnered with the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan to create Purim costumes for children and families affected by domestic violence. Volunteers joined together to make Queen Esther’s crown, Mordechai’s sword and Achashverosh’s scepter. The event allowed young professionals to celebrate a fun and festive Purim, while making a positive impact […]

Met Council and Food Bank For New York City Launch Passover Virtual Food Drive to Feed Families in Need

Shop Online and Provide Nutritious Food for Jewish Families This Passover season, thousands of New Yorkers whose lives were uprooted by Hurricane Sandy will be joining thousands of other New Yorkers who are in danger of going hungry. More Jewish families than ever before are struggling to regain financial control and are unable to afford […]

Stop and Shop Donates Kosher Food For Rockaway Sandy Victims

Watch the NY1 Video Here Two tons of kosher for Passover food were delivered to Met Council’s JCC in Far Rockaway by Stop and Shop for victims of Hurricane Sandy. This $5,000 worth of food includes 800 pounds of matzah, a food staple for the holiday, to allow residents to observe the traditions despite the […]

Met Council Celebrates National Mitzvah Day by Bringing Passover to Inmates

In celebration of National Mitzvah Day, Met Council will partner with the New York Board of Rabbis to host an annual Passover packaging project on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Volunteers and Met Council low-income senior clients will pack holiday staples to be shipped to inmates across the country, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to properly celebrate […]

Met Council Partners with Heschel School to make a Difference

These phenomenal volunteer efforts took place simultaneously in Coney Island, Manhattan, and Brighton Beach. Brooklyn-based senior citizen housing residents were especially grateful for the numerous helping hands after their homes were severely hit by the storm. They have since been unable to tackle housekeeping tasks to get their lives back on track. Students, in collaboration […]

Famed Violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot Perform Met Council Benefit Concert at Barclays Center

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and Brooklyn-based Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot joined together to put on a remarkable concert at Barclays Center on February 28, 2013. Proceeds from the concert, which was presented by Barclays Center developer and majority owner Bruce Ratner, went to support the mission of Met Council and The Perlman Music Program. Perlman […]