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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, […]

Martin E. Levine

Meir Panim Welcomes Martin E. Levine to Its Board

The Board of Directors of American Friends of Meir Panim is pleased to welcome Martin E. Levine as the newest member of its Board. Based in Long Island, New York, where he lives with his wife Allison, Martin previously served on the boards of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County and Shelter Rock Jewish […]


Israel’s “Cornflake Law” Means Crumbs for the Poor

Since 2000, food prices in Israel have risen an enormous 50 percent. Though everyone is feeling the crunch, Israel’s poor – including the working poor – are unable to afford a balanced and nutritious diet. “The average salary in Israel is 17 percent lower than that in developed Western countries,” said Goldie Sternbuch, Director of […]