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 2 days. This amounts to a total of 6 special meals (4 Meat and 2 Dairy) that we hope to serve for Shavuos.
For $72, you can sponsor a package for a family of four. Click here to donate packages.
You can sponsor one guest for one Shavuos meal, for $54, or all 6 meals for $324. You can sponsor the entire Shavuos for a couple for $648, a family of four for $1,296, or all the guests for one seudah for $2,700. You can choose to sponsor the whole Shavuos for $16,200. Each meal includes: pro-rated rent, utilities, all our weekend staff, mashgiach tamidi, food, wine, dishes, supplies and cleanup.
For anyone who donates $250 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].
Bring joy to so many needy men, women, and children. Donate to Masbia to fulfill the real mitzvah of Matanot La'Evyonim and Mishloach Manot.
Masbia’s goal is to give out $22,140 worth of food this Purim season. We expect to serve 250 families through our raw-food distributions, which will include special kosher holiday staples for families to be able to prepare their own Purim feast. Masbia will also serve several sit-down meals for the three days; Purim night, a special meal on Purim itself, and another meal on Shushan Purim -- for those who are unable to prepare food for themselves. With the Purim-feast meals at $36 per person and raw food packages at $54, we need to raise $22,140 to cover the food (this does not include other costs). 100% of this money will be spent on food.
Please feed the needy today and sponsor meals, packages, or both!
By clicking on the add or subtract buttons, you can choose to sponsor 1 meal or multiple meals and/or 1 package or multiple packages. Your total will then appear on the donation amount box. Your donation sponsors the food distributed in the Purim season. The bar indicates how much money we still need for the Purim food services. Please donate generously.
Masbia is the only kosher certified soup kitchen in America that is open to the public daily. Not only are daily dinners certified by the Orthodox Union (OU), the world's largest and most widely recognized kosher certification agency, but everything we give out at our food pantry is certified by them as well. Since we receive a lot of donated food items and federal commodities which don't have a hashgacha (aka kashrut symbol) on the packaging, we found it necessary to have a blanket certification of our entire inventory of emergency food. Not only do we try to give our people the best food in the utmost dignity, we also give them a high standard of kashrut, thus the OU is our certifying agency. All hot food served in our restaurant style soup kitchen is glatt kosher, done with hashgacha temidis, uses vegetables that have been checked for bugs, and is pas yisroel.
Masbia of Boro Park also has a local certification known as KHC under Rabbi Avrohom Friedlander, of Hivnov. Rabbi Friedlander's certification is prevalent among Boro Park's institutions such as Maimonides Medical Center and the Boro Park Center. Therefore, this was the right fit for Masbia as well. The KHC certification only for the restaurant style soup kitchen. It does not include the food pantry.
כָּל דִּכְפִין יֵיתֵי וְיֵיכוֹל, כָּל דִּצְרִיךְ יֵיתֵי וְיִפְסַח
There is nothing that could make you feel as good as donating towards someone's Seder. This is exactly what's happening at Masbia of Boro Park. We need your help to be open for the eight days of Pesach. The need is great. Can you put yourself in the shoes of someone who was not invited to any Seder? No friends. No relatives. No neighbors. They end up at a communal Seder at a soup kitchen. Our job is to take them out of that isolation and give them a family-style, home away from home, traditional Seder.
This is challenging on many fronts because of the turning over the regular kitchen for Passover, Non-Gebrokts, Hand-Shmurah-Matzo, holiday food and wine, all the traditional foods used for the rituals, a Mashgiach Temidi, a professional Seder leader, and classy Seder utensils such as kiddush cups, Seder plates, and matzo covers.
It is a beautiful, revered Jewish tradition to say the words, “Everyone in Need, Should Come and Eat” at the beginning of each Seder. Sponsoring Pesach at Masbia of Boro Park will mean people in need are like guests at your own table, enjoying a Seder that you sponsored while you are having yours.
Each Seder costs about $9,000 and the additional 14 holiday meals cost $3,600. A single Passover sit-down meal can be sponsored for $80.
The main challenges for many of our regular client's, who have invites to the Seder and other formal meals of the holiday, are the informal meals for Chol HaMoed and that's when we are opened for extended hours serving delicious Kosher for Passover lunch and dinner.
Other ways to help:
Please Check Masbia's Passover and Seder Wish-List on Amazon, here: http://a.co/e8ExPsf and buy some today to help us feed the needy with dignity on Pesach.
To Sign up and make reservations for joining the Seder at Masbia of Boro Park, please call 718-972-4446x203