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State Should Allocate 20% of Nourish NY Funding for Kosher and Halal Needs

On Tuesday, in a letter to Gov. Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Stewart Cousins, and Speaker Heastie the Met Council on Jewish Poverty asked Governor Hochul and the state legislature to strengthen the Emergency Food Programs by allocating 20% of Nourish New York funding for Kosher and Halal food. Met Council operates the largest kosher food bank and pantry network in the country and has worked around the clock during the pandemic feeding countless New Yorkers. The new letter comes after Assembly Member Cruz, Assembly Member Rosenthal, and thirty-three Assembly signatories sent a letter to Speaker Heastie in February.

Funding Made Possible by US Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, a Longtime Supporter of Ohel, Will Support the Maintenance of the Camp Kaylie Campgrounds

Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services announced the approval of a $495,000 grant to support the organization’s Camp Kaylie, located in Wurtsboro, New York. The funding was secured by US Senator Majority Leader Charles Schumer in the 2022 federal budget.

Tuvia Gubin has long been a personality in Kew Gardens Hills. In celebration of his 42nd birthday, Tuvia invited close friends to Max & Mina's on Main Street for a special celebration. Guests included Jay Kestenbaum, co-president of Ohel Bais Ezra, Gabe Solomon, Five Towns and Long Island distributor of the Queens Jewish Link, Yaakov Serle, co-publisher of the Queens Jewish Link, and renowned orator Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser. Special thanks to Bruce Becker of the ice cream parlor for providing free scoops for the party!


On Tuesday evening, March 22, Yeshiva Kesser Torah hosted a virtual third yahrzeit commemoration of the Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshiva Kesser Torah, Rav Elyakim Getzel Rosenblatt zt”l. Rabbi Sholom Steinig, rav of the Young Israel of Bayside, spoke eloquently about his memories of Rabbi Rosenblatt. He shared that Rabbi Rosenblatt was an important community leader and a mentor and guide, and an example for the whole community.