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September 15th, 2020

Meir Panim Activities in Sderot

Sderot is home to three of Meir Panim’s highly successful After School Neighborhood Youth Centers. The center addresses the needs of at-risk youth from disadvantaged backgrounds and engages them in different activities and special programs that focus on helping the youth develop life and academic skills while simultaneously providing a safe environment for them. 

Counselors are getting creative with activities without...

meir panim back to school supplies
September 1st, 2020

Meir Panim Helping Children Go Back to School in Israel

The summer of 2020 will go down in history for being the most turbulent one yet!  Between COVID-19 and the seemingly endless protests in both the United States and in Israel - there has been plenty on everyone’s mind. Now, with summer over and a new chapter beginning, many children will finally be returning to school. This is a welcome relief for parents and children alike, who for months have been cooped up at home as summer camps and activities have been seve...
Meir Panim going from feeding hundreds to thousands
August 25th, 2020

In one day, Meir Panim went from feeding hundreds – to feeding thousands

Meir Panim does not flinch - continues to support and provide food

Meir Panim has felt this sudden increase in demand for meals. What was once a few hundred meals, has become thousands of meals daily to families with all kinds of financial backgrounds. In this new reality, Meir Panim has had to adjust on the fly in their operations. And thankfully there has been a silver...
August 18th, 2020

Congratulations to Nissim Elmakayes, from Meir Panim’s Dimona Branch

Nissim, our Dimona Branch Manager, is Honored by the Mandel Foundation

Meir Panim is blessed to have an incredible group of staff and volunteers. They come to work every day to feed the hungry in Israel and ease the financial stress and heavy burdens for thousands of Israelis. Last month, Meir Panim’s Dimona Branch manager, Nissim Elmakayes, was publicly honored by the renowned Mandel Foundation. After graduating from the Mandel Program for Local Leadership, Nissim Elm...
August 4th, 2020

Lots of activity at the Meir Panim Branches as Israel braves COVID-19’s second wave

A second wave of the novel Coronavirus has taken hold of Israel with a record number of infections reported this week. At Meir Panim, the staff are eager to help and ready to serve our clients with a reassuring smile!    Increase in Volunteers  In Or Akiva, a local Hip-Hop Dance Camp volunteered at the Branch for the day! They were a great help in distributing large amounts of fresh produce for the c...
July 21st, 2020

Meir Panim Adjusting to New COVID Wave

As the second wave of COVID-19 emerges in Israel, many health regulations and targeted lockdowns are reinstated. Once again, Meir Panim is adapting to the new needs of their clients by returning to Takeout exclusively and the expansion of the Meals-on-Wheels program.

Israeli Families Financial Woes

A growing concern in Israel is the rising number of families in need of fina...
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 ...