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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 […]


America Eats for Israel 2017 a Big Success for Israel’s Hungry

On May 15th, communities across the United States joined together in dining at participating Kosher restaurants to feed hungry Israelis. Jewish students in multiple U.S. cities worked for months to recruit local restaurants. Schools and groups included the Atlantic Seaboard NCSY, Beth El Hebrew School, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, Krieger Schechter Day School, Ner […]


Sderot Youth Club Building a Future for Youth at Risk

The “Bomb Shelter Capital of the World,” Israel’s southern city of Sderot, was recently toured by world-renowned Cantor Avi Albrecht. Albrecht, a long-term Board Member of American Friends of  Meir Panim, was particularly interested in the work of the Meir Panim-sponsored Ben Gurion Youth Club, which provides a safe haven for the city’s children. Daniel […]