Monthly Archives: December 2014

Met Council Presents at International Conference

Hundreds of rabbis, educators and social workers gathered in Jerusalem to discuss sexual abuse in the orthodox community. The international conference recruited our Clinical Director of Social Services and Director of Family Violence Services, Shoshannah Frydman, to lead a session entitled “Building Bridges between Justice Systems and Religious Communities”. The session focused on understanding the […]

Heat & Eat Cooking Demo

In partnership with the Education Alliance, Met Council held Heat & Eat: Cooking Demo to educate seniors on healthy and budget friendly meals.  Experienced chef and volunteer leader Monita Buchwald led the project, demonstrating how to incorporate healthy and affordable changes into seniors’ diets. Given the high cost of food and home heating in New […]

Domestic Violence Survivor Hanukah Party

At Met Council’s annual Hanukah Party for survivors of domestic violence, families celebrated with games, art projects, makeovers, family portraits and a festive lunch. Professional photographers held photo shoots for the families.  These new portraits celebrated that the survivors and their children remain a family. Volunteers and families participated in menorah making, jewelry design, creating […]

Met Council Testified at City Hall on Hunger in NYC    

During the holiday season, Met Council’s Outreach Manger Jessica Hughson-Andrade testified at City Hall on the state of hunger in New York City. There are 1.3 million food insecure New Yorkers; one in five are children.  For many of our clients, the high cost of kosher food presents a unique challenge: on average, a kosher […]

Serving a diverse aging population

In order to improve immigrant seniors’ access to New York City’s senior services, Met Council’s Communication Manger, Rena Resnick testified in front of the Committees on Aging and Immigrations. Rena began her testimony applauding the City Council for its expansion of its Age Friendly Initiative, as well as for improving access to senior centers and […]

Met Council Participated in First Ever Poverty SLAM

UJA-Federation of New York’s Poverty SLAM brought together Jewish teens and social service leaders to address poverty in the Jewish community. The teens came from day schools, synagogues, youth groups, and Jewish community centers located around the New York City area. Met Council’s Chief Program Officer, Nicole Doniger and Director of Volunteer Services, Stefanie Johnson […]

$6 Million in aid for Sandy Survivors

In the two years since Hurricane Sandy, Met Council has been able to access $6 million in funds, replacement furniture and appliances and services to victims of the storm. Since day one, Met Council has been a leader in Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery efforts.  With our 40 year history of helping people in crisis […]