(Jerusalem)-Matthew “Moshe” Weinreich, who attends the Ramaz Day School in Manhattan decided that it was important for him to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah within the framework of performing hands-on good deeds for his brethren in Israel.
A report presented to the Education Committee of the Knesset reveals that only 47% of the needy students eligible for a hot meal during the school day actually receive it.
During this past Hanukah, festive events took place in most of the Meir-Panim- Power of Giving branches throughout Israel. Below is a short survey of the Hanukah festivities:
The recent onset of winter in Israel has chilled the homes of thousands of poor residents throughout the country, who are unable to pay for sufficient heating appliances.
Elisheva D., a 14-year old freshman at Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School, first learned about Meir Panim this past summer when she was in Israel. She was on a teen tour called Camp Shacher, when the Lebanon/Hezbullah war broke out.