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March 11th, 2019

Playing Pool at Ofakei Or

A new beginning of getting news and photos from our Ofakei Or center, which primarily serves the Ethiopian community neighborhood in Sderot. Having fun playing pool and hanging out, being regular teens- excellent!
March 11th, 2019

Meir Panim Loves Our Volunteers: Spotlight on Shmuel Lensky

Prepare to be inspired! Watch! Shmuel Lensky, a 63-year-old businessman, takes time off from work regularly on Tuesday’s to serve as one of Or Akiva's weekly volunteers. Every Tuesday, at our Meir Panim center in Sderot, Shmuel along with other dedicated volunteers, package and distribute, huge hauls of pallets, to the Or Akiva Community. Thank yo...
March 11th, 2019

We love our new shirts!

Check out our new shirts! Thanks, Oran Kradi, owner of the clothing brand, Tick Tack for your much-needed donation of men and women’s shirts to Or Akiva! We are thrilled to be able to distribute this resource to those in need!
February 25th, 2019

How Warm Soup Feeds the Hearts of Israel’s Young and Old

With weather reports predicting colder than usual temperatures for the following day in Jerusalem, the staff at Meir Panim's Jerusalem Restaurant Style Soup Kitchen anticipated an influx of visitors. Frigid days, a challenge for everyone was especially taxing on impoverished elderly. Extra pots of soup were cooked,  as well as the recruitment of additional volunteers. “With the dro...
February 21st, 2019

Members of an IDF Force Police Unit Give Back in Dimona

Earlier this week, members of an Israel Defense Force (IDF) police unit, volunteered at our Dimona branch. The morning began with an informative session learning about Meir Panim’s mission as well as the important contributions being made in the local area.  Afterward, they began preparations for lunchtime. The police officers had a great time serving lunch and spending time with e...
February 21st, 2019

Meir Panim Welcomes Student Volunteers From Carmiel

Last week, our Dimona branch, hosted student volunteers from the ORT school in Carmiel. The student volunteers,  traveled to our Dimona branch, part of their Masa Israel Program. A national project, the Masa Israel program is designed to strengthen eleventh graders personal and national identity, with a strong emphasis on communal and national service. Thanks to the impressive leadership of Nissim, Meir Panim's ...
February 21st, 2019

Meir Panim’s Youth Remember Ori Ansbacher

Following the tragic murder of Ori Ansbacher, 19 from Tekoa, teens in our Nir Am at-risk youth center in Sderot, gathered together to memorialize and reflect on her life and horrific passing. Remembered for her kindness, sensitivity toward others as well as her devotion to the children she had been working with as part of her year of National Service. Our Nir Am youth pledged to “bring light into the world” in her memory. Read more >>
February 14th, 2019

Meir Panim Thanks 11th Graders For Volunteering at our Dimona Center

Meir Panim was honored with a visit from an 11th grade class from the Amit School located in Givat Shmuel to our southern Dimona Center. The eager and helpful students cleaned the hall, helped to organized our food storage room, prepared fresh ingredients for our lunch patrons and planted greenery around the center to make it even more welcoming. In addition, Branch Manager Nissim explained to the students about poverty, what it's like to need a warm ...
February 12th, 2019

Meir Panim’s Youth Centers in Sderot Keep Young Adults Warm, Engaged, Happy and Cared For!

Meir Panim is now supporting three after-school programs for youth at risk in Israel's southern, rocket-battered city of  Sderot. Especially during the cold winter months, teens from struggling homes must have a safe, fun, loving, productive and WARM place to go. Meir Panim's youth centers fill that need!  The just inaugurated Nir Am youth center engaged participants with a workshop in photography. The results were impressive! Read more >>