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Want to Help Israel’s Hungry? All You Have to Do Is EAT!

On Monday, May 15, 2017, communities across the United States will join together in dining at participating Kosher restaurants to feed hungry Israelis. 10% of proceeds will go toward funding Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens in Israel. 1.7 million Israelis live in poverty – and 800,000 of them are vulnerable children. For more than a […]

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A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words as Thousands Helped for Passover

Jews all over the world just completed the week-long celebration of the Passover holiday. Passover commemorates the birth of the Jewish nation through their miraculous exodus from ancient Egypt. Though the holiday is festive in spirit, Jewish law dictates that only unleavened and specially-prepared foods can be eaten throughout the entire holiday. This can be […]

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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, […]