On the holiday of Shavuos, we celebrate the day where all Jews stood at Mount Sinai 1312 BCE when all kosher laws came into effect and they found themselves without food. All of the food had become non-kosher and they needed to start their pantry from scratch. The first easy go-to food was milk and dairy so that's why we celebrate Shavuos with eating a dairy meal.
At Masbia, we serve people who find themselves without food every day. For this upcoming holiday, we are preparing extra large emergency food packages for families to be able to celebrate the holiday with food. Masbia of Boro Park will be open for holiday meals as well.
We need more fish, more meat, more challah, eggs, potatoes, and pasta to fill those packages and cook for the Shabbos and Yom Tov meals. This year, Shavuos lasts for 3 days. It starts with Shabbos followed by the holiday. This amounts to a total of 8 special meals that we hope to serve for Shavuos.
For $54, you can sponsor a package for a family of four. Masbia of Boro Park needs food packages for 400 families this holiday, which is a total of $21,600. For $45, you can sponsor a holiday meal for one person, $360 sponsors all 8 meals for one person, $1,800 for all the people (40 people) for an entire meal, or the entire Shavuos for $14,400 for all 8 meals. The entire Shavuos at Masbia of Boro Park both raw food packages and the in-house meals during the holiday at $36,000. Click here to donate holiday meals.
For anyone who donates $1,000 or more, we will post your dedication on the wall of our dining room for Shavuos. Remember to email us the dedication information at [email protected]
If you wish to sponsor the extras such as flowers or dairy products, please reach out to [email protected]
Share a holiday meal. During Sukkos, many families and individuals don't have enough to eat. Your charitable gift can help.
The significance of sharing a meal with the needy during Sukkos is a great tradition and its origins are based on a chapter in Zohar that explains that we should open the doors of the Sukkah to the Ushpizin/guests. These guests, we are told, are the mystical presence of the Jewish forefathers who drop in on everyone's Sukkah. According to the Zohar, the food that you would have offered the Ushpizin should be given to the poor instead and that is the only way you earn their stay in your Sukkah. (See how the Bobover Rebbe Ben Zion Halberstam explained this in 2005. Click here)
Over this Sukkos holiday, Masbia of Boro Park is partnering with Congregation Shomrei Shabbos to serve the meals in their public Sukkah. You can sponsor one meal for a person for $50, a family of 5 for $250, and a whole Seudah/meal for $3,600. Our goal is to raise $39,600 which will cover the expenses for the great hot holiday meals, Mashgiach Temidi for high standards of Kosher, and waiters to feed the needy with the utmost dignity.
For every donation of $250 or more, we will post your dedication at the meal. You can choose which of the meals to dedicate and give us the content for the dedication. Email [email protected] or call 718-972-4446 x301 for more information
All baked goods are donated by Strauss Bakery.
For more details, see Press Release here.
For PDF of the Yiddish Sukkos Schedule Flyer, click here.
Click here to See 2007 photo of Borshtiner Rebbe, Rabbi David Eichenstein Laying Schach on the Sukkah