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March 24th, 2019

Festive Purim Meal in Tzefat

Signs were posted last week, in Hebrew and Russian, inviting all to the Purim Seudah. On Purim, crowds arrived joyous and hungry! Volunteers were on hand, and helped to serve the beautiful festive meal, filled with singing, and dancing! Special thanks, to the students from the Rav Tachumi school, in Tzefat, who brought festive Purim ba...
March 24th, 2019

Purim Sweets at Dimona

Student volunteers from the local Dimona yeshiva stopped by with Purim spirit. Filling the room with song and dance, the students helped Nissim and the Meir Panim staff distribute post- fast sweets to the needy.  
March 24th, 2019

Or Akiva’s Catwoman Delivers Purim Joy

Israel loves Purim!

Purim in Israel for kids in school is a two-week affair, starting with Rosh Chodesh Adar, last Thursday. Schools celebrate each day with a different theme of dressing up (crazy hat day, Israeli flag day, etc.) and special fun classes peppered through the schedule.

Or Akiva’s Costume Shop

Every child deser...
March 11th, 2019

Playing Pool at Ofakei Or

A new beginning of getting news and photos from our Ofakei Or center, which primarily serves the Ethiopian community neighborhood in Sderot. Having fun playing pool and hanging out, being regular teens- excellent!
March 11th, 2019

Meir Panim Loves Our Volunteers: Spotlight on Shmuel Lensky

Prepare to be inspired! Watch! Shmuel Lensky, a 63-year-old businessman, takes time off from work regularly on Tuesday’s to serve as one of Or Akiva's weekly volunteers. Every Tuesday, at our Meir Panim center in Sderot, Shmuel along with other dedicated volunteers, package and distribute, huge hauls of pallets, to the Or Akiva Community. Thank yo...
March 11th, 2019

We love our new shirts!

Check out our new shirts! Thanks, Oran Kradi, owner of the clothing brand, Tick Tack for your much-needed donation of men and women’s shirts to Or Akiva! We are thrilled to be able to distribute this resource to those in need!
February 25th, 2019

How Warm Soup Feeds the Hearts of Israel’s Young and Old

With weather reports predicting colder than usual temperatures for the following day in Jerusalem, the staff at Meir Panim's Jerusalem Restaurant Style Soup Kitchen anticipated an influx of visitors. Frigid days, a challenge for everyone was especially taxing on impoverished elderly. Extra pots of soup were cooked,  as well as the recruitment of additional volunteers. “With the dro...