Resolution J1187-2013

Honoring the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty upon the occasion of hosting its 37th Annual Legislative Breakfast on Sunday, June 2, 2013

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  the  Metropolitan  Council  on Jewish
Poverty upon the occasion of hosting its 37th Annual Legislative  Break-
fast on Sunday, June 2, 2013

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions  which  devote  themselves to the welfare of the community and its
citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the  Metropol-
itan  Council  on  Jewish  Poverty upon the occasion of hosting its 37th
Annual Legislative Breakfast on Sunday, June 2, 2013, in New York  City;
and
  WHEREAS,  The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council), is
dedicated to the alleviation of social, economic,  housing  and  related
problems of the Jewish poor, working poor, elderly and recent immigrants
in the New York City area; and
  WHEREAS, The Met Council is one of the largest providers of affordable
housing  for New York City's low and moderate-income families, the home-
less and mentally disabled, and the elderly; and
  WHEREAS, The Council also offers comprehensive social  services,  such
as  crisis  intervention,  the  Family  Violence Program, food programs,
career services, home services, home health care, camp scholarships  for
children from needy families, and services for Holocaust survivors; and
  WHEREAS,  An  affiliated agency of the UJA-Federation of New York, the
Met Council is a not-for-profit organization representing and coordinat-
ing the efforts of grassroots Jewish  Community  Councils  citywide  and
national Jewish organizations; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Met  Council works to establish linkages between Jewish
groups, non-Jewish groups and governmental agencies and helps to  stabi-
lize  and  preserve neighborhoods with substantial Jewish populations by
assessing needs and bringing resources to these areas; and
  WHEREAS, For over 40 years, the Met Council has been a defender of and
advocate for New Yorkers in need, and has raised  awareness  around  the
growing problem of Jewish poverty; and
  WHEREAS,  A  true  asset  to  society, the Met Council's distinguished
record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  the  Metropolitan  Council on Jewish Poverty upon the occasion of
hosting its 37th Annual Legislative Breakfast on Sunday, June  2,  2013;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  Joseph C. Shenker, Esq., President, Metropolitan Council on
Jewish Poverty.

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