April 27, 2014
By Leah Koenig
Since 2005, Masbia – a soup kitchen in Brooklyn – has been providing hot, nutritious, kosher meals for Jewish families in need and the broader community. In the last year alone, they provided more than 800,000 meals, engaging hundreds of regular and one-time volunteers along the way.
Recently, Masbia got some much deserved love from NationSwell. They write: “Dignified surroundings, and healthy, comforting meals, raise Masbia above the standard, a welcome reminder that seeking help with food doesn’t have to be a gloomy affair.”
Check out their video, and meet their awesome chef, below, then read the whole article over at Nation Swell.
Councilman David G. Greenfield hosted NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito yesterday in his Borough Park office for a meeting with community leaders to discuss pressing issues of concern to Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community. Greenfield first introduced the Speaker to nearly 100 community, not-for-profit and yeshiva leaders at a community forum followed by a trip to Masbia Soup Kitchen to help Masbia prepare food packages for those in need for Passover. The community leaders hailed from across Brooklyn including representatives from Boro Park, Midwood, Crown Heights and Williamsburg. During the community forum, Speaker Mark-Viverito learned firsthand about the challenges residents in Boro Park face, from the high cost of tuition and the need for childcare to the struggles small business owners face to challenges that parents of special-needs children have.Read more
April 4, 2014
By Jewish Press Staff
The Orthodox Union is a proud sponsor of the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network which expects to provide its largest food distribution since its founding in 2005 for the upcoming Passover season. The organization plans to distribute 180,000 meals, worth over $600,000 at its three sites and a new distribution location in Manhattan at Lincoln Square Synagogue. The distributions will supply 2,500 families with Kosher-for-Passover food.
The three sites are in Brooklyn at 4217 New Utrecht Ave, Masbia’s main storage facility; 98-12 66th Avenue in Rego Park, near Queens Boulevard and across from Masbia of Queens; and at Masbia of Flatbush, 1372 Coney Island Avenue.
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today visited several Jewish community-based organizations within the Borough Park section of Brooklyn as preparations were underway for the upcoming Passover holiday. In the spirit of Passover, which celebrates the triumph of freedom over slavery, Comptroller Stringer wanted to visit and thank local community-based organizations that are making a difference in the lives of others.Read more
March 14-16, 2014
By Yi Yang, NTD Television
NEW YORK—Many Borough Park, Brooklyn residents saw a horse trotting along the streets.
Leading the horse was Alexander Rapaport, executive director of Masbia Soup Kitchen. He and other Masbia staff members toured the neighborhood on March 14 and collected donations in anticipation of Purim, a Jewish holiday celebrating an escape from persecution.
As a reminder of the Triumph of Mordecai, part of the story from the Book of Esther for Purim, horses and bicycles will take the streets of Boro Park for Masbia Soup Kitchen Network`s “ככה יעשה…” Purim Drive. Roughly translated as “This is how you should do it,” these simple words are a reminder of Masbia’s mission to serve those in need with dignity and respect and serve as a call to action for all of us.Read more
Kol Mevaser is a Yiddish broadcaster, which runs as a hotline. It has special options for news, weather, lottery and traffic, together with scholarly information on several issues which are important to Haredi Judaism, and interviews with important figures.Read more
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
BY IZABELA RUTKOWSKI
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Dr. Alma Krupka Klein put $700 in checks in an envelope and sent it to Masbia, a struggling soup kitchen in Borough Park, Brooklyn, several weeks ago.