Reb. Hillel Shenkman; Mendy Mirocznik, president COJO; and Reb Dovid Meir Weber



On Tuesday, July 28, at the Belzer Shtieble located in the Manor Heights/Meyers Corner section of Staten Island, the Staten Island Council of Jewish Organizations cooled off summer 2020 with a dairy and summer-fruit distribution.

Mendy Mirocznik, president of COJO, thanked Reb Arye Grunzweig, Reb Pincus Orlander, and Reb Dovid Meir Weber for their support, encouragement, and enthusiasm in offering the use of the Belzer Shtieble for this important summer food distribution that helped feed many community members, friends, and fellow Staten Islanders.

Mirocznik then shouted praise for Rev. Terry Troia, president of Project Hospitality, for coordinating, arranging, and making this summer dairy and fruit distribution a reality. “It is people like Rev. Troia that makes Staten Island such a wonderful community that I am proud to be part of. COJO looks forward to our continued partnership and collaborative endeavors with Project Hospitality and to achieve much more for the people of Staten Island. It is through good friends and caring individuals such as Rev. Troia that we will succeed.”

It is only through “collaborative teamwork and by bringing the entire community together we are able to build camaraderie, the foundation for a better and more cohesive community. This is the foundation and pillar that makes Staten Island such a wonderful, warm, friendly community. This fellowship is the source of energy that will help us overcome as a community the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic that we currently face. This cooperative approach gives us the resilience, strength, and energy to rebuild even stronger.”

Scott Maurer, CEO and executive vice-president of COJO, remarked, “The dairy and summer fruit distribution is one facet of COJO’s pantry services. We look forward to continuing our pantry services to make certain that all Staten Islanders receive the food support that is necessary during these difficult times. Together, by helping each other, we will succeed.”


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