|From left are Noam Sokolow of Englewood, owner of Noah’s Ark Original Deli on the Lower East Side; Anthony Sylvestri, Noah’s Ark executive chef, who created the matzoh ball; and Robert Katz of New Milford, Migdal Ohr’s executive vice president.|
The Guinness Book of World Records listing for the world’s largest matzoh ball was shattered in New York on Aug. 6, when a ball measuring 29 inches, weighing 267 pounds, composed of 1,000 eggs, 80 pounds of margarine, 20 pounds of chicken base, and 200 pounds of matzo meal, was unveiled at Noah’s Ark Original Deli in New York City.
The event was in celebration of an upcoming fund-raising National Basketball Association game on Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. at Madison Square Garden, featuring Maccabi Tel Aviv, an Israeli national basketball team, with the New York Knicks. The game will benefit Migdal Ohr, the world’s largest orphanage.
Immediately after the event, the matzoh ball was donated to a Lower East Side soup kitchen. For information on the game, call (212) 397-3700, visit www.migdalohrusa.org, or www.ticketmaster.com and type in Maccabi.