Monthly Archives: August 2013


Mr. Frankel’s Experience and Integrity Will Bring Strong Leadership at a Time when Essential Human Services Have Never Been More Vital  Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (“Met Council”) announced today that it has appointed David M. Frankel as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Frankel, who since 2009 has served under Mayor Michael R. […]

The Jewish Education Project, Met Council and the Department of Education Teamed Up to Bring 4,000 Free Kosher Meals to School-Age Children from Low-Income New York Families

Met Council partnered with The Jewish Education Project, the Department of Education with the support of the UJO of Williamsburg, Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, Bais Rivkah, the Jewish Community Council of Boro Park, and New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind to provide 4,000 free kosher lunches to school-age children from low-income families during the […]

Met Council Distributes Hundreds of Backpacks and Supplies to Students

Thanks to the annual generous donation made by Jeff and Susan Goldstein and TR Charitable Foundation, more than 350 low-income kids will have the proper tools to achieve success in the classroom. Backpacks stuffed with pencils, notebooks, calculators, and other supplies were distributed just in time for the beginning of the school year. A group […]

Met Council Distributes 300,000 lbs of Food

Over the past two weeks, Met Council staff, volunteers and Elected Officials distributed more than 300,000 pounds of kosher food to 65 different sites throughout the fiveboroughs in preparation for the holiday. These Rosh Hashanah packages provide a short reprieve for 20,000 hungry and food insecure New Yorkers and empowers them and their families to celebrate […]

Met Council Volunteers Continue to Rebuild Staten Island Post Hurricane Sandy

During the week of August 5th, 22 teenagers from Camp Tel Yehudah joined Met Council’s rebuilding efforts in Staten Island. The teens worked with our partner, non-profit, Feeding Family to help prepare a new community garden in the South Beach neighborhood, which was hit especially hard during Hurricane Sandy. The volunteers worked hard weeding, removing […]

Met Council’s Senior Fitness Classes Hit a High Note

Senior residents at Met Council housing sites are encouraged to remain active and participate in the various fitness classes offered to the residents. The classes are taught by Met Council volunteers, including Andrew Schaeffer an Equinox Gym personal trainer and Met Council’s volunteer of the month. Volunteering since November 2012, Andrew has been leading a […]

Celebrating the Queens JCC’s New Headquarters

On July 31st community leaders, elected officials and residents of Queens gathered for the official ribbon cutting to celebrate the commencement of Queens Jewish Community Council’s new headquarters.  The new facilities will greatly expand QJCC capacity to serve the community. QJCC serves 15,000 clients annually.  The new site will allow QJCC to double its capacity to […]

More than 80 Met Council Staff Meet to Explore the Jewish Poverty Report

Director of Research at UJA-Federation of New York Jennifer Rosenberg presented to more than 80 Met Council staff on the research process and findings of the Jewish Community Study of New York: Special Report on Poverty by UJA-Federation of New York in consultation with Met Council. Drawing on nearly 6,000 interviews, the report is the most comprehensive […]