Met Council on Jewish Poverty is widely distinguished as a foremost organization that provides nutritious meal options for underprivileged families throughout the year. During the time of the Jewish holidays, Met Council partners with various food pantries for expanded efforts. The Queens Jewish Community Council (QJCC) holds an annual Pesach distribution that supplies essential Kosher for Passover food items for local community members that can benefit from the extra assistance. These efforts go a long way in offsetting the large financial burdens that Pesach brings.

This year, the QJCC teamed up with the Forest Hills Jewish Center to host their distribution effort. Aaron Cyperstein, Managing Director, Legal & External Affairs for Met Council, joined Michael Nussbaum, President at the QJCC; Rabbi Mayer Waxman, Executive Director at the QJCC; Judith Friedman-Rosen, Vice President at the QJCC; Linda Spiegel, Vice President at the QJCC; Fred Fleisher, Executive Assistant at the QJCC; and Rabbi Gerald Skolnik of the Forest Hills Jewish Center for the distribution that included Pesach basics like grape juice, matzah, chicken, macaroons, matzah ball mix, sugar, oil, potatoes, and many other necessities.

By Shabsie Saphirstein