Monthly Archives: January 2017

Talking Turkey – Met Council and Partners Provide Kosher Food for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving would not be the same without turkey and the trimmings. On November 13, the Canarsie JCC was the scene of activity as ingredients for holiday kosher meals were assembled.  Recipients were also provided with a generous fresh produce parcel funded by UJA Federation teen philanthropy initiative. With the generous donations of City Harvest and […]

We Did It – $1,013,685 Raised In 24 Hours

We did it! In just 24 hours, Met Council raised $1,013.685. Starting at 11:00am on Sunday, December 18th, Met Council conducted a crowdfunding phone-a-thon campaign with, a website that helps nonprofits implement crowdfunding campaigns. As we approached the 24-hour mark, excitement grew and gifts poured into the site helping us exceed our goal of $1,000,000. […]

Met Council Hosts Over 500 Holocaust Survivors At Borough Park Pre-Chanukah Event

It was an event not to be missed. Met Council started Chanukah early this year, hosting a party for over 500 Holocaust survivors on Wednesday, December 21, at Ateres Golda Hall in Borough Park Brooklyn. This party was greatly anticipated and enjoyed by all who attended”, stated Judah Zellermaier, Met Council Holocaust Survivor Program Manager. […]

Met Council Hosts Chanukah Party for Survivors of Domestic Violence

On December 19, Met Council hosted a festive Chanukah celebration for survivors of domestic violence and their families, in Boro Park Brooklyn. For over eight years, Met Council has hosted this annual event, bringing families together to share the holiday season and celebrate. “Chanukah should be a joyous holiday” said Shoshannah D. Frydman, PhD., LCSW, […]

Met Council Receives Over 22,000 Pounds of Donated Food At 2016 Kosherfest

As it has for many years, Met Council participated in Kosherfest 2016, conducted November 15-16 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Kosherfest is the most highly attended kosher-certified products trade show for the kosher food industry.  At this year’s show, there were approximately 325 vendors exhibiting, with products ranging from baked goods and chocolate, to packaged […]

Met Council Hosts Holocaust Survivors At Queens Event

In November Met Council hosted an event for Holocaust survivors at the Rego Park Jewish Center in Queens. Approximately 80 seniors attended the event, enjoying an afternoon of music, dancing, conversation, and a kosher lunch. Attendees were from the neighborhoods of  Forest Hills, Jackson Heights, and Rego Park. Through a generous donation by Mr. Henry Orenstein, […]