Monthly Archives: December 2013

Good News from Met Council

The agreements we reached with the State and City are good news for the thousands of New Yorkers in need who depend on Met Council every day for vital services.  Collectively, these agreements reflect the shared work undertaken by Met Council and various government agencies to address our governance processes and internal controls.  Importantly, these […]


Thursday’s New York Times featured Edward Beers, 47, who has cared for his elderly father in a trailer since Hurricane Sandy devastated their home. Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, a network agency of UJA-Federation of New York, helped bring  comfort. Read more the Times story here. To help us promote Mr. Shacked’s story, please “Like” his […]

Councilman Richards and Hot 97 Host Met Council Clients at “Lift Em Up” Party

On Thursday, December 12, Councilmen Donovan Richards, HOT 97 and the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation hosted 60 families from Met Council who were affected by Hurricane Sandy for Hot 97’s Hip Hop Has a Heart “Lift ‘Em Up” annual holiday feast.  Participants were served gourmet food and enjoyed fun entertainment.  Met Council is very […]

Met Council Hosts Quarterly Conference on Best Practices for Caring for Holocaust Survivors

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty held its Winter 2013 Conference on Caring for Holocaust Survivors, which focused on pressing issues and exploring new services available for Holocaust survivors.  The forum opened with the story of one client who until this year supported himself from the first store he owned.  For years he would set aside […]

Met Council Takes Part in UJA’s Super Sunday

Met Council staff volunteered at UJA-Federation’s annual Super Sunday on December 15th, raising more than $600,000 for the charity’s annual campaign. In addition to the annual phone-a-thon Met Council AmeriCorps members helped volunteers assemble 1,000 kosher food packages to be distributed to Met Council’s food pantries. Peter Brest, chief operating officer of Met Council, said […]

Eighth Annual Volunteer Recognition Event

On December 3, 2013 Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council), celebrated its eighth annual Volunteer Recognition event to publicly thank the 2013 volunteers. The night highlighted Met Council’s 40 for 40 initiative and honored the volunteers’ impactful work. “Volunteers this year have impressed and amazed us,” said Met Council’s Volunteer Department Manager, Stefanie Greenberg.  […]

Met Council’s Client in The New York Times

Over Thanksgiving The New York Times Neediest Cases profiled how Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty helped Sam Shacked, an entrepreneur and artist who grew up in Israel, immigrated to New York, and fell on hard times. Read the New York Times story. To help us promote Mr. Shacked’s story, please “Like” his story on our […]