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March 27th, 2019

Shelter in Sderot

5:20 am Monday morning, innocent civilians in central Israel woke up to the sounds of air-raid sirens. Homemade rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza destroyed a family's home. The IDF is on high alert. Several troops were unexpectedly called up and other soldiers await instructions. Israel is in an emergency situation. Our teens in Sderot specially requested our center open earlier and addi...
March 27th, 2019

We Don’t Have Any Food At My House

At ten o’clock, Adi instructed all the children in her Jerusalem gan (school) to take out their aruchat eser (mid-morning meal). Hungry, all the children raced to unzip their tiks (backpacks), remove their lunc...
March 27th, 2019

Special Visitor at Dimona

Today, Colonel Avi Motola spent time in our Dimona Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchen learning about our work and spending time with our clients. What an honor! So happy he was able to make the time to be with us.
March 27th, 2019

Teen Team Building at Ofakei Or

Teens engaged in a unique team building activity this week at Ofakei Or. Can you imagine "stepping" on "leaves" to get from one side of the room to another? We are humbled to be able to provide this important resource for teens in the neighborhood.      
March 27th, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Daniel Koweity

For 14 years, an exceptional volunteer has been working on behalf of Meir Panim. Daniel Koweity of Long Island, New York first got involved with the organization after receiving a letter describing widespread poverty in Israel and the work Meir Panim has been doing to combat this issue. Inspired to help, he met with local staff in Brooklyn and started distributing Meir Panim tzedakah boxes at local businesses. “My goal was to raise $1,000 - in a few months I had raised $1,700,” Koweity sai...
March 24th, 2019

Festive Purim Meal in Tzefat

Signs were posted last week, in Hebrew and Russian, inviting all to the Purim Seudah. On Purim, crowds arrived joyous and hungry! Volunteers were on hand, and helped to serve the beautiful festive meal, filled with singing, and dancing! Special thanks, to the students from the Rav Tachumi school, in Tzefat, who brought festive Purim ba...
March 24th, 2019

Purim Sweets at Dimona

Student volunteers from the local Dimona yeshiva stopped by with Purim spirit. Filling the room with song and dance, the students helped Nissim and the Meir Panim staff distribute post- fast sweets to the needy.  
March 24th, 2019

Or Akiva’s Catwoman Delivers Purim Joy

Israel loves Purim!

Purim in Israel for kids in school is a two-week affair, starting with Rosh Chodesh Adar, last Thursday. Schools celebrate each day with a different theme of dressing up (crazy hat day, Israeli flag day, etc.) and special fun classes peppered through the schedule.

Or Akiva’s Costume Shop

Every child deser...