City Harvest

After Sandy, Where Do You Give?

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered or donated money and supplies to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Across the region, many still need help. Here's a guide to opportunities to volunteer and donate.

11/02/2012

After the surge of media attention that comes with a storm, the less dramatic work of rebuilding begins. We will continually update this list of opportunities to donate and volunteer in the service of Hurricane Sandy victims.

New

New York and New Jersey are still grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Getty Images

Hungry For Jewish Donors

As poverty rates rise, City Harvest is struggling to attract funding for its growing kosher program.

09/27/2012
Staff Writer

Ion Shubernetskiy’s shirt is graying. His hair is thin; his blue sneakers are bargain-bin flimsy. But the 77-year-old Moldovan, a former factory worker, is comfortable cutting corners when it comes to his personal appearance.

“Hey, I buy what I can afford. I don’t go into Manhattan,” he jokes in Russian, through a translator. What he won’t sacrifice is his kashrut, or kosher diet. Keeping kosher under Communism was difficult and dangerous. He won’t stop now, although he lives on public assistance.

Cynthia Zalisky, head of a Queens community center, left, and an associate pack cartons with provisions. Michael Datikash"
Syndicate content