Monthly Archives: November 2013

Met Council and National Council of Jewish Women Launch We Were Slaves: The Jewish Community Unites Against Sex Trafficking

Spearheaded by National Council of Jewish Women New York Section, co-chaired by Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and additional coalition partners launch the educational tool kits for:  We Were Slaves: The Jewish Community Unites Against Sex Trafficking is a multi-organizational anti-sex trafficking initiative. The coalition has come together to address the critical issue of sex […]

Met Council Volunteers Cook Up Thanksgiving Dinner for Local Seniors

Ahead of Thanksgiving, 40 volunteers with Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty served 50 low-income seniors at Met Council’s Linda and Jerome Spitzer Residence. By partnering with Met Council, the volunteers are empowered to make an immediate and direct impact on the lives of our clients. The joyful holiday meal, included: Turkey and gravy, chopped salad with honey […]

Students from Newton, CT Volunteer with Met Council to Bring Holiday Cheer to Sandy Survivors

In time for the holiday season, 15 students from Newtown Congregational Church volunteered at Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty’s Abraham Residence, home to 116 formerly homeless residents.   The students created new decorations for Chanukah and Christmas in order to bring holiday cheer to the residents. Hurricane Sandy destroyed the holiday decorations when the storm severely damaged the building’s basement […]

Students at Met Council’s Transitional Shelter for the Homeless Raise Money for Children in Need

Ahead of the holiday season, the children of Met Council’s Hillside House held a hot cider and cold lemonade stand in order to raise money for children in need. The children at Hillside House are often recipients of charity for items such as: school supplies, back packs, Thanksgiving meals, holiday gifts, clothing, etc.  To show their […]

Met Council and NYLAG Held a Conference on Affordable Healthcare Act

Met Council and New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) recently hosted a conference on the Affordable Healthcare Act for 60 case workers and community leaders.   NYLAG attorneys addressed all legal changes surrounding the new healthcare reforms and how they will affect seniors who are Medicare and Medicaid recipients. Met Council continues to serve 100,000 New […]