Shorefront food drive kicks of Rosh Hashanah in Brighton Beach

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Elza Adamashvili is ready for a nutritious start to the Jewish New Year.
Brighton Beach observer Sherry Kane accepts a food parcel from Shorefront Jewish Community Council vollie Semyon Roytman.
Comptroller John Liu is on board to lend a helping hand.
Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty volunteers Michael Dashut (left) and Boris Vasserman hand out kosher staples outside the Oceanview Jewish Center.


The Jewish New Year got off to a nutritious start for Brooklyn observers last week when the Shorefront Jewish Community Council mobilized a food distribution in Brighton Beach to mark Rosh Hashanah.

Volunteers and workers unloaded food parcels from a truck parked outside the Oceanview Jewish Center, handing out non-perishable and kosher food items to members and others.

Olga Dobrinina left with a smile on her face — and an armful of staples, including bread rolls and matzoh ball soup mix.

The group had a helping hand from Comptroller John Liu, who rolled up his sleeves and — true to pol form — pitched in with the unloading.

More than 1,200 underprivileged families and seniors received the parcels, according to the council.

“It was really uplifting to see people getting assistance from a local source in these hard economic times,” said recipient Arthur Solomon, adding some food for thought.

The drive was held in conjunction with the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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