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June 8th, 2021

Thank you from our Recipients

Our donors have given so much over the years. All this time, Meir Panim's recipients have been searching for a way to express their gratitude. Now they have! Watch this incredibly moving thank you video that they made to show their appreciation. https://vimeo.com/560321680
May 25th, 2021

An Update on Meir Panim in Sderot

Even during the chaotic rocket fire that rained down on Israel’s southern city of Sderot last week, the incredible staff at Meir Panim were hard at work for the city’s at-risk youth. Meir Panim converted 3 bomb shelters into Neighborhood Youth Centers as safe-havens. The local teens’ mental and physical well-being is of paramount importance at these centers. Many of the Center’s staff sidelined their own needs to help the children of Sderot during this difficult time. After a year of un...
May 25th, 2021

Sending Love from Or Akiva to Israel’s Defenders

The Israel Defense Forces’ recent deployment in Operation Guardian of the Walls saw many young soldiers being sent to the frontlines to protect the country. Throughout the 11 day war, Meir Panim went to work providing on the ground support to victims of terror and IDF soldiers. Even now that the war has ended in a ceasefire as of the end of last week, Meir Panim’s devoted staff continued to help our brothers and sisters on the frontlines. It all started when Meir Panim’s incredible staff i...
April 27th, 2021

April Meir Panim Updates

Birthday Celebrations in Or Akiva

Fostering a vibrant community atmosphere amongst our clientele and volunteers is something that, we believe, is vital to serving those in need in a dignified manner. Earlier this week, we were thrilled to host a birthday celebration for our very own Savta Malka and Lior, two pillars of Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchen in Or Akiva. Savta Malka and Lior are regular volunteers who enable us to prepare hundreds of meals a day and are beloved b...
April 18th, 2021

Yom Hazikaron 2021

Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Memorial Day, was commemorated in several of Meir Panim's Branches across the country in very meaningful ways.

Dimona Welcomes IDF soldiers

Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchen in the southern city of Dimona welcomed IDF soldiers from a nearby base to spend the day volunteering at the Holocaust Senior Day Center. Soldiers had the chance to help with food preparation and distribution as well as visit with the Survivors. After a full day of hard work, th...
April 11th, 2021

Meir Panim Celebrated International Good Deeds Day in Grand Style, Hosting Events all over Israel.

Held every April 11th, Good Deeds Day is an international day of volunteering, established in Israel to unite people from around the world through acts of kindness for one another. The effort began in 2007 with 7,000 participants and has grown to include approximately 2,500,000 participants volunteering in 93 countries. To celebrate, project organizers held mega-events in Kenya, Portugal, Italy, Poland, and more. Meir Panim joined in the effort, holding events all around Israel:
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April 11th, 2021

Yom HaShoah 2021 at Meir Panim

Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a very powerful and emotional day in Israel. Throughout the country, a siren rings for two minutes during which the citizens of Israel stop what they are doing, stand in silence and remember the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust. This is followed by ceremonies in schools and other institutions which give honor to the day. Meir Panim’s branches took part in commemorating the somber day with special programs held around Israe...
March 24th, 2021

Meir Panim Celebrates Passover with More Giving Than Ever Before

As Passover approaches, Meir Panim’s branches across the country are busy preparing for one of the most celebrated Jewish holidays. Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, holiday preparations have changed dramatically for our Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens, and this Passover is no different. However, our staff continues to rise to the occasion and overcome the challenges. Since hosting our communal seders was not an option, tens of thousands of meals were prepared and packaged for deliver...
March 16th, 2021

Holocaust Survivor Day Programs Return

As the final witnesses of the most horrific attempt at genocide in human history, Holocaust Survivors are a dwindling resource that needs to be treasured. There are fewer than 200,000 Holocaust Survivors in Israel today, and a shocking 25% of them live below the poverty line. With an average age of 87, almost 40 of them pass away each day, and in another few years, no voices will exist to bear witness to what the Jews suffered under the Nazi regime. For this, and many other reasons, Meir P...
March 9th, 2021

Training the Next Generation of Chefs

Meir Panim recently launched a new and comprehensive Chef Training Program. The program consists of 20 at-risk teens from southern Israel and is designed to provide them with a working knowledge of the food industry. Everything from menu building, to seating arrangements, marketing plans, and of course food preparation, is covered over 20 sessions. Last week, after a long hiatus due to the lockdown, the program was finally able to resume, marking the halfway point! The occasion was celebra...