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July 21st, 2020

Meir Panim – Going Beyond Meals

Meir Panim is known for their incredible work in feeding the disadvantaged in Israel. From their Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens to their Meals-On-Wheels program, they distribute meals to thousands of hungry Israelis in a manner that preserves their dignity and an array of needs of their clients. But Meir Panim goes beyond meals and our devoted staff responds in truly heartwarming ways.   Meir Panim runs a host o...
July 6th, 2020

Daily Festivities at The Holocaust Survivor Day Center in Dimona

Dimona is home to hundreds of Holocaust Survivors. Unfortunately, many of them live below the poverty line and are unable to afford basic expenses like food. Therefore, Meir Panim made it their priority to set up a Day Center specifically for Holocaust Survivors where not only do they receive daily meals, they also have the opportunity to socialize with friends and participate in fun activities. The Dimona Holocaust Survivor Day Center has become a second home!...
July 6th, 2020

The Young Israel of West Hempstead Leads the Way!

In southwestern Nassau County on Long Island, you will find the very special community of West Hempstead, and the Young Israel of West Hempstead, its largest Synagogue. Young Israel of West Hempstead, or for short, the - “YIWH” - was established by a handful of families in 1955 and has grown to be a congregation of over 700 families. It is a community that is proud of its connection to Israel and ...
June 16th, 2020

Meir Panim Hosts an Engagement Party, and Other News!

With regulations being lifted and then reinstated, these past few weeks have been very confusing for most Israelis. Trains and busses were running one day and cancelled the next, businesses opened and then closed and when schools reopened, many students were put into mandatory quarantine shortly after. But one thing that you can count on is that Meir Panim is working twice as hard to ensure that their clients receive the food they need regardless of the ever-ch...
June 16th, 2020

New Israeli Government Survey Shows 1 in 7 Israelis Are Now Skipping Meals

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Meir Panim has had to work twice as hard to ensure that no one in Israel goes hungry. All around the world economies have been hit and many people are struggling to make ends meet. This has been especially true in Israel, with over a million Israelis unemployed in April, and an unprecedented unemployment rate of 27.6%! A recent government survey shed some light on how the public has been ...
June 16th, 2020

The Jewish Week interviews Meir Panim’s Global Director Mimi Rozmaryn!

Meir Panim has dealt with many obstacles throughout the course of the pandemic. The demand for meals has tripled, surplus food from hotels and event halls are no longer being donated and above all, Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens have been unable to serve as a center for clients to connect with our staff and volunteers as they sit down for a much needed meal. So how does an organization dedicated to feeding ...
June 4th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – We continue to purchase food for our clients

Israel is starting to reopen, but Meir Panim has yet to feel the impact. Before Coronavirus, Meir Panim received surplus food from hotels, restaurants, and event halls. These venues are either still closed or operating at a much lower capacity, leaving little surplus food for them to donate. Meir Panim has had to fill the gap by purchasing and cooking...
June 4th, 2020

Government restrictions are easing and we can reopen our Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens

The summer months have begun with good news in Israel as the government continues to ease restrictions and reopen its economy. Many of whom have been unemployed for months are getting back to work and adjusting back to normal life. Additionally, many of the restrictions that inhibited Meir Panim’s ability to care for the needy are being lifted.    This week, Israel has granted all restaurants to reopen which mea...
May 24th, 2020

Restrictions ease up in Israel, economy still has a long way to go

Israel is slowly starting to loosen up its restrictions, businesses and schools are beginning to open and some employees are able to return to work.  After almost three months in quarantine, we are finally able to reopen our After School Neighborhood Youth Center in Neviim! However, there are still restrictions that we are enforcing in our Centers to ensure that it’s a safe atmosphere. All teens have to wear masks and t...