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November 14th, 2019

Shocking Statistics into Israel Poverty

Recent statistics, according to an annual report published by Bituach Leumi (National Insurance Institute) in December of 2018, shows that 1.8 million Israelis – including 800,000 children – are living below the poverty line. Analysts are not predicting a dramatic change, leaving the data to be shocking and concerning. This means that Israel, a country so small and the size of New Jersey, has the highest rate of poverty according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and D...
November 14th, 2019

Seeking a Sense of Calm

Before the terror attacks from Gaza struck Israel the week of November 14th, the fear and anxiety that followed is not forgotten. Teens continue to seek comfort from Meir Panim’s Nir Am and Gurion centers. We are hopeful that they can return to their routines soon and that while the certainty of Israel is always a delicate balance, we, at Meir Panim, with your help, provide them the tools to stand up to such emergencies. In the Ben Gurion Meir Panim Sderot center, young adults commemorated...
November 10th, 2019

Eagles’ Wings Visits Meir Panim Jerusalem

Thursday morning of November 7, 2019, amidst the soon approaching Sabbath preparation in the roaring hills of Jerusalem, a group of 50 Christians were on a mission. Hailing from Alabama, they made a point to stop to pay tribute and focus on Israeli citizens in need, struggling to make ends meet throughout the Holy Land. These Holocaust Survivors or Israelis who live below the poverty line, turn to Meir Panim in support to help brighten their day and bring food to the table. Providing Mimi ...
November 7th, 2019

Meir Panim Creates Safe Space

Meir Panim's programs and services offer a wide range of support to communities throughout Israel. On Friday night of November 1st, 2019, the State of Israel was attacked by rockets from Gaza over the Sderot area and neighboring communities. Meir Panim centers serve as a safe-haven to regroup from the trauma. Many teens turn to Meir Panim's center, such as Ben Gurion, to create a safe space for them to talk to in turn, find ways to give back to one another. One program in the Ben Gurion ce...
November 7th, 2019

Meir Panim Awarded Charity Navigator 2019

Meir Panim thanks our supporters for once again, helping our organization achieve recognition as a 4-star rating Charity Navigator. This seal of approval indicates that we have taken the steps to show our donors that we are accountable, transparent, and financially trustworthy. September 3, 2019 Dear David Roth: On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate American Friends of Meir Panim on attaining the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commi...
November 3rd, 2019

Updates in Jerusalem

WayMore learns more to Israel! The week between Yom Kippur and Sukkot, Meir Panim had a lovely group of gap year students, while on a Masa program come and volunteer in Jerusalem. These students, from the United States and South Africa came to our branch to not only serve our clients lunch, but also help brighten up our space. Meeting with Meir Panim staff, each had an opportunity to sit down and meet Israeli citizens in need, while brightening ...
November 3rd, 2019

Meir Panim Celebrates 92 Year Old Woman

On Tuesday, October 29th, Mimi Rozmaryn, director of global development for Meir Panim, had the opportunity to join a wonderful group of Canadian supporters in Meir Panim's Dimona branch to highlight its important mission, work and learn where funding goes. The day was particularly special as one of the program attendees, Luba, who was wearing a special orange dress, celebrated her 92nd birthday. This effort and program was made possible due t...
October 31st, 2019

Help Families Stay Warm

The clocks in Israel have been changed. This indicates the start of the winter months and welcoming the Shabbat earlier. The rhythm changes, as families flurry to get ready for the day of rest earlier. And while they prepare scrumptious meals, have you considered a way to help those in need?  Every person should be able to celebrate Shabbat, with both physical and spiritual nourishment. But what if you cannot prepare th...
October 28th, 2019

Blessed Buy By Israel

The High Holidays, especially in Israel is a busy time. Jewish families throughout the country pick up meats, vegetables and other ingredients to whip up the best holiday meals for Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur's seuda and Sukkot. Given the buzz, it would be surprising to find time to volunteer. Meir Panim, learned of great stories, friendship and connections of the heart supporting the High Holiday 2019, #HelpJudith Campaign. Read more >>
October 28th, 2019

Meir Panim Visits Schools

David Adler, age 8, woke up Monday morning to go to school. Packing his backpack, lunch box, he knew today would be different. In anticipation for Rosh Hashana, his school principal, Yiga'al Shalev announced that a special guest would come. This program would enhance the weekly studies leading up to the High Holidays learning about chesed (good deeds) and being aware of Israeli citizens in need. Many do not consider the fact that over 200,000 families struggle today financially in Israel. ...