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Meir Panim Passover Campaign Helps Thousands in Israel

The main theme of Passover is recognition of the gift of freedom. For poverty-stricken Israelis, feeling free from their woes is a near impossibility. For Israel’s needy, celebrating Passover, with its requirement to eat special foods, is a major challenge. “Over 20 percent of Israeli society lives under the poverty line and in some communities […]

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Purim Project Prepares Troubled Youth for Future Success

One of the many challenges that impoverished people face is filling the role of taker rather than giver. By feeling that they have little to offer others, it is easy to have feelings of complacency and even bitterness. Ilanit Hafuta, Meir Panim’s branch manager in the struggling Israeli city of Or Akiva, has made it […]

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Meir Panim Teaching How to Give in Honor of Purim

The Jewish holiday of Purim, celebrated this year on March 12, is commemorated in unique ways as compared to other Jewish holidays. While most holidays have a relatively somber tone, Purim is known for its festivities of feasting, drinking and dressing up. However, for Israel’s needy and lonely citizens, enjoying Purim is a challenge. Therefore, […]

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Meir Panim Welcomes Martin E. Levine to Its Board

The Board of Directors of American Friends of Meir Panim is pleased to welcome Martin E. Levine as the newest member of its Board. Based in Long Island, New York, where he lives with his wife Allison, Martin previously served on the boards of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County and Shelter Rock Jewish […]