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March 12th, 2020

Update on Nir Am

One night last week our Nir Am center opened up to the families of the teens who regularly attend. There, we showed them a special place and also give them an opportunity to enjoy the facility and have fun together.
Yarden, our program director shares that these family nights give the participants a chance to take on leadership roles, helping to run activities and host the visitors. He also shared that these activities are particularly meaningful as the tone of the community is under su...
February 19th, 2020

Bridging the Gap

As tensions between Arabs and Israelis rise, Meir Panim chooses to take action and do something about it. We gathered local teens in Or Akiva and invited their Arab neighbors to participate in a dialogue between the two groups. The outcome was incredible! It was inspiring to see how the teenagers got along so well and came to the understanding that they’re not as different as they seem. Like most teens, they all shared similar interests and hobbies and enjoyed ...
February 18th, 2020

Updates From Our Teen Centers In Sderot

In our Neviim center, the teens enjoy preparing home-cooked meals together. They recently cooked their own schnitzel including vegetables and rice. Learning nutrition is an important aspect of their enrichment activities. In addition, an important component to our program is homework and exam assistance through group support and supervision. The 7th graders of Nir Am went on an ...
February 18th, 2020

Tu B’Shvat Festivities All Around Meir Panim

Many exciting Tu B’Shvat celebrations were happening in our Or Akiva and Tzfat Branches last week. Delicious dried fruit packages were distributed to all of our clients and beautiful trees were planted outside of the branch.  Similarly, the Holocaust Survivors at our Dimona Day Center participated in Tu B’Shvat festivities with local youth volunteers. They enjoyed a day full of games and participated in intergenerationa...
February 9th, 2020

Our Jerusalem Branch Featured On i24 News

The impact of Meir Panim’s Jerusalem Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchen is so effective that the Branch was visited by the i24 News Team, an Israeli international television channel that in addition to Hebrew also broadcasts in French, English and Arabic.    
February 9th, 2020

Updates From Sderot

It was a busy week at our Nir Am Neighborhood Youth Center. The center had a talented magician perform a live magic show and the teens were amazed with his tricks. He also taught them how to perform some magic on their own!  In partnership with the Sderot Municipality, the center hosted a special young women’s evening with learning activities and important confidence building discussions. This is part of a new ...
February 9th, 2020

Dimona Branch Manager Visits Nearby IDF Army Base

Nissim the Dimona Branch manager traveled to a nearby army base, to pay a special visit to the chef and staff at Ir Habadim. Ir Habadim is the largest army training facility in the entire country of Israel. It is literally the size of a city, and for this reason, it's called "Ir" which in Hebrew, means city. Nissim wanted to personally thank the staff at the army base for donating all of their leftover food the...
February 3rd, 2020

BBQ Delight For Meir Panim Jerusalem Clients

Natan, the Jerusalem Branch manager, came up with a fun and exciting idea, a BBQ!!! While Meir Panim serves warm, nutritious meals to its clients each day, this was an especially exciting meal. It's not every day that our clients are able to enjoy a barbecue. Meir Panim strives to find new and exciting ways to better serve our clients.   Read more >>
January 29th, 2020

Free Shuk Day In Or Akiva

Friday, January 21, 2020 was “Free Shuk Day” at Meir Panim's Or Akiva branch. Without a doubt, this is the highlight of the week! This weekly program is attended by local youth who volunteer to put together food packages for impoverished families in the community. Even though it was raining, the 6th-grade volunteers from Akiva Elementary School happily participated in the program.   Our amazing staff members form meaningful relationships with anyone who walks through the doors of M...
January 29th, 2020

IDF Batallion Volunteers At Meir Panim

The IDF's 450th Battalion took some “time off" to volunteer at the Meir Panim Dimona Branch. The soldiers worked together to organize food packages to be delivered to needy families in the community. The soldiers also spent quality time with the Holocaust Survivors who attend the Senior Day Center. It was heart-warming to see the heroes of Israel, both young and old, enjoying each other's company. It is so heartwarming to see the Dimona Branch full of life! This special place has enable...