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January 15th, 2020

Shocking New Israeli Poverty Statistics Released

Israel’s national Social Security Agency, Bituach Leumi, released its annual report on poverty on December 31, 2019. This report, analyzing poverty in Israeli society from 2017-2018, was published by Israel’s most widely-read newspaper, Israel Hayom. Meir Panim is at the forefront of this battle.   &n...
January 8th, 2020

Video Blog: Meir Panim’s Top Moments of 2019

In 2019, Meir Panim successfully continued its mission of fighting poverty in Israel. Thanks to our amazing volunteers and donors, we were able to feed more hungry Israelis than ever before. We continued to support Israel’s impoverished Holocaust survivors and provide miracles for sick and orphaned children. Have a look back at some of the special moments from this past year.

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December 30th, 2019

Jamie Geller Visits Meir Panim

On Tuesday, December 24th, Jamie Geller, an American-born Israeli food writer, celebrity chef, television producer, and businesswoman, visited our Jerusalem Restaurant-Style soup kitchen. Jamie has visited our branch once before and was truly inspired by the critical services Meir Panim provides. Watch Jamie in our video where she demonstrates how to make Chanukah gelt. She explains how to temper chocolate, squeeze and ...
December 25th, 2019

Volunteers visit Dimona

Our Dimona Branch really lit up this week and the spirit of the Chanukah was felt by all. A wonderful group of volunteers from Yavneh High school came by to help out in our center. Together, they played games, sang songs, and ate delicious holiday foods. What a special way to spend Chanukah by doing good deeds and helping others. These instances continue to keep our Dimona Branch a happy and exciting atmosphere! Meir Panim offers volunteer efforts all throughout Israel. Consider donating y...
December 25th, 2019

Chanukah Festivities at Meir Panim

Chanukah celebrations are in full swing at Meir Panim. We hope you will consider volunteering with us when you visit Israel!  Tzfat   Our Tzfat branch hosted local High School volunteers where they personally handed out sufganiot (doughnuts) to our patrons. This brightened the seniors’ holiday spirit and made their day!  
December 19th, 2019

Children Volunteer at Or Akiva Center

On December 17, 2019, children visited the Or Akiva Meir Panim center.  The "free shuk" was a  unique activity where the children put together packages for the poor in Israel. Take a look at the video and see how well they performed their task. This is one illustration on how we can help others and make Israel a better place!   [video width="640" height="352" mp4=""][/video]
December 17th, 2019

Yeshiva Students Learn a Lesson

Meir Panim branches run on volunteers. Often, these young minds come from study gap programs between high school and college. It is rare that we are able to capture their expressions and experiences on camera. This time, we did. On December 17th, Five students from Lev Hatorah, a Yeshiva in Beit Shemesh, were told that they will be visiting a restaurant in Jerusalem. What they did not know, was that it is a restaurant-style soup kitchen. The students entered, made their orders and were tak...
December 3rd, 2019

Bat Mitzvah Celebrated in Dimona

Meir Panim is honored to share a beautiful story from our Dimona branch this week! Earlier this fall a young lady named Sarit Rachel, who lives in the south in a Gaza adjacent community called Yishuv Shlomit, was preparing for her Bat Mitzvah. She wanted to add some meaning to the celebration and she along with her family began researching how to give back. They found our Holocaust Survivor Day Center and decided they would bake cupcakes, prepare care packages and write special notes for t...
December 3rd, 2019

Normalcy Returns to Sderot

At Meir Panim, we are thankful for the sense of calm that has returned to the Sderot area. Our centers are back in motion. Professionals have been paying special attention to helping young adults who may be struggling with mental health issues from the situation. Here is our center's wrap-up for early December: Neviim Center: The Neviim center enjoyed a dedicated girl’s night, which has been growing more popular every week. Their animal (therapy) weekly workshop is back in action thi...
November 26th, 2019

Routine Returns to Sderot

At Meir Panim, we had a sigh of relief once a ceasefire in Israel was reached and respected. Young minds slowly became more at ease. And while there have been a number of rockets fired in the area since, relative normalcy has returned to Sderot and our youth centers. Soon afterwards, young teens celebrated the reopening of the center by launching a festive day of activities. This was organized not just for the regulars that visit the center, but also for younger children in the area. Every...