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January 3rd, 2019

Meir Panim LOVES Our Volunteers: Thank You Jacob Maslow!

Jacob Maslow recently volunteered at Meir Panim's Jerusalem branch.
Jacob lives in Beit Shemesh, about 40 minutes outside of Jerusalem. He moved to Israel 5 years ago from New York with his 4 children.
Jacob has a history of volunteering. When he lived in New York, he volunteered regularly at a soup kitchen. He stated that he is happy to be back in a similar setting by helping impoverished citizens of Jerusalem to have a fresh, hot meal.
December 11th, 2018

Jerusalem Meir Panim Knows How to Party!

With Meir Panim's Jerusalem branch renovations near completion, patrons and guests alike were happy to join in celebrating Chanukah!   Meir Panim's Jerusalem branch held an open house during Chanukah welcoming young and old alike from the surrounding community. This wonderful celebration included face-painting, fresh popcorn, donuts, dancing and arts and crafts. Read more >>
December 6th, 2018

From the Depths of Sderot Comes a Rising Star

Three years is a long time in the life of a teenager, especially one growing up in the Hamas rocket-ridden southern Israeli city of Sderot. Yet, 17-year-old Netanel Naftelayev has not only survived under adverse conditions - he is one of Sderot’s shining stars. The first time we met Netanel, he was participating in the Meir Panim sponsored after-school youth club in Sderot. At that time, his dream was to become Prime Mini...
November 29th, 2018

Amidst the darkness, Meir Panim Strives to Brighten Lives For Chanukah

During the winter months, many people across the globe are susceptible to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) due to shorter days and long, dark nights. This darker time of year can lead to depression, sleeplessness and low energy levels. But in Israel, 1.8 million citizens living below the poverty line are enveloped every day with feelings of darkness stemming from the pain of hunger and loneliness. Often marginalized by s...
November 25th, 2018

Just in Time for Chanukah, Meir Panim Launches Special Program for Holocaust Survivors

Meir Panim's southern Israel Dimona branch, in partnership with its municipality, has launched a new program to add light to the lives of Holocaust survivors. The program has come just in time for the festival of lights, Chanukah.  As part of the program, Meir Panim will host daily an activities center for Holocaust survivors and elderly residents of the city. Following months of planning, local Holocaust survivors along ...
November 25th, 2018

Meir Panim Appreciates Every Volunteer!

Meir Panim is honored to have many volunteers help at our Dimona free Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchen in southern Israel. Recently, students from the Amit Eitan High School in Maale Adumim, located near Jerusalem, volunteered to help prepare fresh, hot lunches and serve patrons eating at the branch. This warm group of students brightened the day of everyone they encountered. Read more >>