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LDO15_group.jpgMet Council Raises Critical Funds For Family Violence Services

Met Council celebrated its second Ladies Day Out event, benefiting its Family Violence Program. The event raised more than $92,000.00 in critical funds, which will support access to safe shelter, summer camp scholarships for children, computer training classes, counseling sessions and emergency food packages.

“At Met Council, we know that the face of domestic violence is as diverse as our City, and that’s why we work so hard to address clients needs within the context of their cultural norms,” said Met Council’s CEO and Executive Director Alan Schoor. “As one of the leading social service providers in New York City, it is our responsibility to speak out on behalf of the hundreds of family violence victims who come to us each year in search of support.”

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met_053115_025.jpgMet Council's 39th Annual Legislative Breakfast Honors Government Leaders

Met Council honored Congress Member Grace Meng, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, New York City Council Member Mark Levine, New York Council Member Mark Weprin, New York State Assembly Member James Brennan, New York State Assembly Member Phil Goldfeder and New York State Assembly Member Nily Rozic, who champion Met Council’s core mission to aid, sustain and empower vulnerable New Yorkers. More than 250 elected officials, policy makers, Jewish community advocates and leaders gathered to show their support for the tens of thousands of poor New Yorkers served by Met Council each year.

“Met Council’s Legislative Breakfast was a wonderful celebration of the partnership between Met Council and our elected officials,” said Met Council Board of Directors President, Steven Price. “The honorees embody the most important qualities of civil servants: they are fierce defenders of our City’s most vulnerable and creative problem solvers in addressing our community’s most pressing challenges.”

“The honorees are embodiments of Met Council’s mission to tzedakah v’gemilut chasadim, acts of charity and deeds of kindness,” said Met Council CEO and Executive Director Alan Schoor. “In their leadership roles in the halls of government and as champions of our communities, Met Council’s Community Partners Award recipients ensure that vulnerable New Yorkers are clothed, fed, housed, cared for and listened to with respect and dignity.”

While proudly serving all New Yorkers in need, Met Council is a unique provider to the Jewish poor. There are more than 500,000 people in poor and near-poor Jewish households in New York City. Met Council services are a lifeline to these vulnerable populations, providing immediate relief and lasting solutions to the problems they face.

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Alan_pic.jpgMet Council Appoints Alan Schoor Executive Director and CEO 

April 15, 2015 (New York, NY) - Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (“Met Council”) today announced that its board of directors has voted to appoint Alan Schoor as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Schoor, who currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Operations at Touro College, will officially join Met Council in mid-May. He is replacing David M. Frankel, who, as previously announced, will serve Met Council through 2015 as its Executive Chairman.

“Alan’s appointment marks a great step forward for Met Council,” said Met Council Board President, Steven Price. “His 35 years of experience managing government, corporate and Jewish communal not-for-profit organizations will enhance service delivery and program development for Met Council. Over the past year, under David Frankel’s leadership, Met Council has improved governance, operational, and financial controls; developed a plan for the organization’s longstanding financial viability as an independent organization; and expanded many program areas in its portfolio — and we are eternally grateful for his service.”

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