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April 8th, 2020

A Quick Pesach Update

Today is always one of the busiest days of the year for our branches. This is especially true with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. That said, we wanted to point out how amazing our branch managers and volunteers have been. They are giving their all to enable the needest in Israel to be able to celebrate the holiday. This year will be a very difficult Pesach for many of us. Families and friends will not be together for...
April 8th, 2020

Quick update from our youth centers:

While it's true that the centers are closed, our program directors are not taking a break. Although they don't get to see the young adults from our center, they continue to maintain and build up those relationships though daily messages and video calls. We'd like to share our gratitude with theses amazing directors. Their continuous efforts make a resounding impact on our youth every day! 
April 5th, 2020

Home Front Command Joins Meir Panim’s Efforts in Or Akiva

Today 1,500 meals were distributed in Or Akiva and the surrounding suburbs with an army of volunteers, some of whom are actually in the army :). That's right, we had support from the Home Front Command! Beautiful desserts were donated and distributed along with meals last week for Thursday, Friday and Shabbat by the Dan Cesarea hotel. They worked in their facilities and put together a beautiful spread - they didn't want...
March 24th, 2020

Meir Panim’s quick turnaround to help people during the Covid-19 pandemic

As the entire world is adjusting to the new reality of the coronavirus pandemic, Meir Panim has quickly pivoted in order to continue providing foods and other necessary items for our clients. We have taken innovative steps to ensure that the new government limitations won’t leave anyone in Israel’s impoverished community without a warm meal. For example, new government restricti...
March 23rd, 2020

MP helps welfare ministry

The Tzefat branch manager of Meir Panim, Benny Elgad was approached by the welfare ministry to help distribute meals to the homebound people of Tzefat. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, more people than ever are homebound and not able to go out to get food. Since Meir Panim has been delivering food to needy people already for a long time, Meir Panim was chosen as the community partner to deliver the meals.
March 20th, 2020

Daily Giving

Dear Friends,  This email is to tell you about Daily Giving, an incredible organization that began operations just last year. Meir Panim is proud to be a featured partner of this new endeavor, and we are an ongoing recipient of this movement’s largesse. At DailyGiving.org, you can sign up for as little as $1 a day, and be guaranteed the good deed of giving charity every day. Read more >>
March 18th, 2020

Nir Am Purim Upates

In our Nir Am Center, a program was initiated to help the teens’ families. Yarden, the  Program Director, understands the importance of including the teens’ parents in some of the community activities. These activities are particularly meaningful and helpful for the Sderot residents, as participating in these types of events helps to offset the ongoing stress of living near the Gaza border. Read more >>
March 18th, 2020

Or Akiva Purim Updates

We offered a “Mothers with Meaning” program recently, where the participants had such an amazing experience, that another mother and her daughter chose to be involved with us in celebrating the young girl’s Bat Mitzvah. They partnered with Ilanit, the Director of the Or Akiva branch, in creating a Chesed Read more >>
March 18th, 2020

Tzfat Purim Updates

In Tzfat, students at the Rav Tachumi High School packed up Mishloach Manot for our clients with an abundance of spirit and joy. To start off the day, they created a massive “Happy Purim” poster to greet the Restaurant guests. They also participated in many intergenerational activities that facilitated a strong bond between the teens and the elderly. The elderly clients thoroughly enj...
March 18th, 2020

Purim In Jerusalem

In our Jerusalem Branch, the tables were set with nice dishes and the room was decorated beautifully. Delicious foods, including Hamantaschen, were served by our incredible volunteers. Thanks to your generous donations, Meir Panim was able to distribute fun costumes like Mickey Mouse ears, mustaches, masks, crowns, butterfly wings, shiny skirts and much more. Each of the Jerusalem residents who walked in received a beautifully wrapped mishloach manot. It was a ...