New York Times Editorial Covers Met Council

The New York Times Editorial Board covered how Met Council assisted Aleksander Ptselintsev, an Estonian Jew who fought the mujahedeen in Afghanistan as a Soviet soldier, find help to stave off eviction.

Read his story here.




New York Times Features Met Council's Client

The New York Times Neediest Case told the story of how Met Council assisted Irina Finkel prevail despite her brain tumor that left her unable to work.

Thanks to UJA-Federation of New York, this is Met Council’s tenth season participating in The New York Times Neediest Cases. Read her story here.


A Successful JSAM-Which Event

At the second annual JSAM-Which event, Met Council partnered with the Heschel School, Park East Day School and 92st Y to bring together 200 volunteers for an afternoon of service taking action against hunger in New York City. All food packaged was distributed to hunger New Yorkers.

Combating food insecurity is one of Met Council’s top priorities. Met Council is constantly on the forefront of creating innovative approaches to fighting hunger. Our kosher pantry system distributed five million pounds of kosher food at 33 monthly sites each year to low income families and individuals throughout the five boroughs of NYC.

The day included: volunteers filling 400 bags of trail mix, creating 100 toy gift bags and packaging 20 bags with food for Chanukah to make latkas, including: potatoes, oils, apple sauce, gel.

The community event was funded by UJA-Federation’s Jewish Social Action Month (JSAM) grant.


Senior Volunteers Serving Up A Storm

During Jewish Social Action Month (JSAM), Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, Boro Park JCC and Boro Park Y partnered to host a senior lunch. As part of our ongoing effort to engage more seniors in our volunteer department, senior volunteers prepared and served lunch to the Holocaust survivors in Boro Park.








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