Monthly Archives: May 2014

USCJ Celebrates its Day of Chesed with Met Council

Volunteers from United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism spent the day assisting our clients.  The group participated in a hands-on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) workshop.  With a SNAP budget, the volunteers went food shopping and then cooked the food. The prepared food was then delivered to food insecure families in the Lower East Side. These […]

Met Council Celebrated its First Ladies Day Out

Ladies Day Out raised critical funds for Met Council’s Family Violence Department.  Since 1995, Met Council has been a leader in addressing the specific needs of domestic violence victims from Jewish communities.  Our staff acts as a bridge between these communities and the City systems set up to help and protect them. The Family Violence […]

The Huffington Post Featured Met Council’s Volunteer Engagement Tips

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that 2013 had the lowest volunteer rate since the study was first conducted in 2002. Why the decline of volunteers? The answer is simple: we don’t ask them to. We cannot be afraid to step up and ask people to volunteer. And when we […]

Met Council Hosts Rabbinic Panel on Jewish Values of Giving Charity

Met Council staff participated in a rabbinic panel discussion on the Jewish perspectives on poverty, acts of charity and deeds of kindness. The panel provided insight to the values, laws, and historical background of poverty and philanthropy in Judaism.  The panel discussed the importance of helping others by providing dignity to those in need- work […]