Monthly Archives: October 2013

Message from the CEO

Dear Met Council Friends, As I finish my first month at Met Council, I wanted to tell you how excited I am about my new role as CEO and Executive Director and the opportunity to contribute to the amazing work we do every day to help New Yorkers in need. Our role has never been […]

Jewish Community Council of Rockaway Peninsula Honors Peter Brest, COO of Met Council

On Sunday, October 27, the Jewish Community Council of Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP) held its annual Legislative Breakfast honoring Peter Brest, COO of Met Council, Yanky (Jack) Brach, owner of Brach’s Supermarket, Roberta Leiner, Senior Vice President, Agency Relations UJA-Federation of NY, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, Councilmember Donovan Richards, Deputy Inspector Commanding Officer of the 101st Precinct […]

Five Local Jewish Day Schools Partner with Met Council in a Day of Service to Take Action Against Hunger in New York City

On October 27, 175 volunteers of all ages from The Heschel School, Park East Day School, Ramaz, SAR and Solomon Schechter of Manhattan partnered with Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty in a community wide afternoon of service taking action against hunger in New York City. All food packaged directly impacted and benefited Met Council’s various […]

Ahead of Superstorm Sandy’s First Anniversary Local High School Students and Seniors Created Emergency Preparedness Bags

As part of the 40 for 40 initiative, Met Council hosted a day of service with volunteers from local synagogues, high schools and wheelchair-bound seniors. More than 70 volunteers from the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Servicers (JBFCS) Kaplan House, Bronx Science High School Key Club, B’nai Jeshurun, […]

Kicking Off 40 for 40

On Sunday, October 6th, Met Council kicked off its 40 for 40 initiative with Stand Up for Shalom Bayit event at UJA-Federation. To celebrate Met Council’s 40 years of service in the community, we are engaging 40 partners in volunteer service throughout the month of Cheshvan (Oct 6th to Nov 3rd). Stand Up for Shalom […]

Met Council Aims to End Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Domestic and family violence is a harsh reality across New York City in both Jewish and non-Jewish communities and is unfortunately more common than any of us would like to think; one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Domestic violence happens in every neighborhood and […]