Yechezkel Pikus

Met Council’s Deeds Of Kindness

06/15/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Sheldon Silver had a good excuse for missing the 34th annual Met Council legislative breakfast at the Roosevelt Hotel on Sunday. “Only my grandson’s graduation keeps me from joining you in person” the state assembly speaker explained in a video message.

Met Council executive director/CEO William Rapfogel said the organization has been engaged in “deeds of kindness” by providing 100,000 New Yorkers with human services ranging from domestic violence counseling to kosher food pantries.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, William Rapfogel and Sen. Charles Schumer. Photo: Tim Boxer

Triple Threat

07/30/2008

Assistant Managing Editor
When an elderly immigrant client walked into the offices of the Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush this week, she was told the case worker who was to attend a city benefits hearing with her would not be able to do so. The worker has been laid off, one of seven employees at the agency affected by a 20 percent cut in city funding.
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