Chag Sameach In Brighton Beach

Senior citizens gathered at the 8th Annual Passover Food Distribution event at Restaurant National in Brighton Beach (Photo by BKLYNER)

About five hundred seniors in Sheepshead Bay will have a brighter Passover celebration thanks to the caring of Be Proud Foundation and its small army of volunteers, who assembled bags of goodies for the Jewish holiday that begins today.

Bag of goodies for Passover (Photo by BKLYNER)

The Be Proud Foundation’s 8th Annual Passover Food Distribution event took place last Thursday, April 6, at Restaurant National in Brighton Beach.

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Filling the bags with Passover essentials (Photo by BKLYNER)

Volunteers gathered to pack hundreds of bags with Passover staples such as matzo, gefilte fish, honey, grape juice, raisins, and more.

Speakers at Be Proud Foundation’s 8th Annual Passover Food Distribution event included public officials and community leaders (Photo by BKLYNER)

Be Proud Foundation’s Executive Director, Raisa Chernina, organized the event, bringing together friends and volunteers to help package the five hundred food parcels and distribute them to those in need.

Among honorable guests were police officers from the 60th and 61st police precincts (Photo by BKLYNER)

Elected officials including New York State Assembly Members Steven Cymbrowitz, William Colton, and Helene Weinstein attended Thursday’s event as well as New York City Council Member Mark Treyger and Community Board 15 Chair Theresa Scavo.

Volunteers at the Be Proud Foundation’s 8th Annual Passover Food Distribution event (Photo by BKLYNER)
Food packages are ready for distribution! (Photo by BKLYNER)
500 food packages were handed out at Restaurant National (Photo by BKLYNER)
Executive director of the Be Proud Foundation, Raisa Chernina, passing the mic to one of the speakers at the event (Photo by BKLYNER)
A grateful recipient of a Passover food package (Photo by BKLYNER)

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