Masbia Kosher Soup Kitchen of Queens held a “Human Rights Seder and Feeding the Needy” event ahead of Passover. Masbia’s Alexander Rapaport conducted the Seder together with New York City Human Rights Deputy Commissioner Kajori Chaudhuri, and Executive Director Hassan Naveed of the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes. Staff of both offices, together with Masbia staff, joined the Seder, which was followed by volunteer work at the kosher soup kitchen and food pantry. The lead-up of Passover is the busiest time of the year for Kosher Emergency Food providers, due to the increase in demand. The Masbia Soup Kitchen Network is holding a Charoses Drive to raise the necessary funds to buy the Kosher for Passover food to feed the needy (masbia.org/passover2023).