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Meir Panim Shaping Israel’s Future Leaders in Rocket-Battered City of Sderot

Israel’s southern city of Sderot, located just one mile from the contentious Gaza strip, has been battered by nearly 10,000 Qassam rockets since the beginning of the Second Intifada in October 2000. These rockets have caused deaths, injuries, significant damage to homes and property, profound disruption to daily life and severe psychological distress. Yet today, […]

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Israel Receives Shocking Wake-Up Call Following Childhood Poverty Report

The recently released “UNICEF’s Innocenti Fairness for Children Report Card 14,” which ranks child poverty in 41 advanced European countries and members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has lead to a shocking array of information, especially for Israel. The UN’s child welfare agency reported that Israel has one of the worst records […]

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Thank You to JCF Youth Philanthropy Board of Greater Phoenix!

  The Jewish Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Board of Greater Phoenix has generously agreed to partially fund Meir Panim’s TikvaHope after-school program in Sderot, a southern Israeli city that borders Gaza. This important contribution will enable at-risk youth to strive toward a better future through academic assistance, nourishing meals, and emotional support. Teens also benefit from a […]