Masbia held a successful fundraising breakfast at the home of Aaron and Tzipora Laub in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens on Sunday, June 9. The Laub family, who have been long-time supporters of Masbia, opened up their home both figuratively and literally, to friends, neighbors, Masbia supporters, rabbis, community leaders, elected officials, and candidates for elected office, to raise money for the soup kitchen network. Roughly 100 people came in and out Sunday morning, to eat, hang out and offer their financial support to Masbia. Among the guests were Congresswoman Grace Meng, State Senator Joseph Abado, Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz, Barbara Baruch from the office of Comptroller John Liu, and two candidates for elected office Melinda Katz who is running for Borough President and Rory Lancman who is running for City Council. All the rooms of the Laub house, including a deck and backyard, were open to the guests, who were offered a lavish assortment of Kosher breakfast foods.
“Since we opened in Queens the Laub family has had a strong commitment to Masbia,” said Alexander Rapaport, Executive Director of Masbia. “They opened up their home for Masbia functions, and have rushed to our aid in times of financial crises when we were struggling to keep up with the demand for food. But the Laubs not only offer Masbia their own support, but bring together all their friends and neighbors to get involved as well. We feel so grateful to the entire Laub family for their support.”