Monthly Archives: April 2015

Met Council Appoints Alan Schoor Executive Director and CEO

April 15, 2015 (New York, NY) – Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (“Met Council”) today announced that its board of directors has voted to appoint Alan Schoor as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Schoor, who currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Operations at Touro College, will officially join Met Council in mid-May. […]

Met Council and UJA-Federation Combat Sex Trafficking

Every 30 seconds, another person becomes a victim of sex trafficking, an epidemic that hurts people from every community from all over the world including American-born children. It is estimated that 27 million people, including 2 million children, are currently in bondage in modern-day slavery across the world. To help raise awareness in New York […]

Caring for the Caregiver

Met Council together with Boro Park JCC, JCC of Greater Coney Island and Shorefront JCC, commemorated Yom Hashoah 2015 (Holocaust Remembrance Day) through two in-service days to recognize the incredible work and challenges case workers face. The seminars provided case workers with tools and strategies on serving an aging survivor population. “With more than 30,000 Holocaust […]

New Report: 80,000 Kosher Households in NYC Are Food Insecure

Recent analysis shows that there are more than 300,000 people living in approximately 80,000 poor and near-poor Jewish households that keep kosher (Jewish dietary laws), according to data collected in the most recent The Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011 Special Report on Poverty by UJA-Federation of NY in consultation with Metropolitan Council on […]