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May 8th, 2007

Children at Rodeph Sholom School Make a Difference

At Rodeph Sholom School, students have an opportunity to meet representatives from three organizations, learn more about them in their classrooms, and then think about the significance of both education and donations.

“Want to buy a cookie? Your money will really help children all around the world!” “Raffle tickets for an Ipod sold right here.” “Come to our puppet show. Your money will go towards a great cause!” These were sounds from some of the voices of Rodeph Sholom School st...
May 2nd, 2007

Center for Children’s Growth is Launched

Many kids with difficulties on one hand and the limited number of assessment and treatment services on the other have resulted in a dismal situation: Many children with developmental issues are receiving no care.

Meir Panim has recently banded together with the Jerusalem Variety Center, Hadassah Hospital and the Medical Association in Israel (“HaRi”) and with the generous assistance of the Guydamak Foundation, to open a Center for Children’s Growth

April 30th, 2007

A Bar Mitzvah Goal

In addition to all the other preparations necessary for this very important event, Zach expressed a desire to do something to help children less fortunate than him.

On a visit to Kiryat Malachi, Zach, his brother Joshua, and his parents met the children of the Meir Panim after school program. When a shared love of soccer brought the boys together on the soccer field, a decision was made. As a project for his Bar Mitzvah, Zach plans to raise money to provide the children in Kirya...
April 25th, 2007

When eating more is healthy

This project is being run by concerned high school students and coordinated by over 50 high schools across North America in a national effort to support our fellow Jews living in Israel, by encouraging local restaurant owners to participate, involve their community, and ensure the overall success of the project. Their professional, efficient approach, executed in a responsible and dependable manner is highly being praised by all partners to the cause.

Meir Panim is extremely thank...
April 25th, 2007

Why is this Seder Different from Those in Other Years?

“You have no idea how I enjoyed myself. Each year on Seder night I go to sleep because I have nothing to do on the holiday. But this year, I was invited to participate in the Seder that Meir Panim organized at the Caesar Hotel, and it was excellent. I felt the holiday spirit which I had not experienced in a long time…” This testimony came from an elderly woman who comes to eat her daily lunch at the Jerusalem branch of Meir Panim.

Hazor: Dozens of people gath...

April 24th, 2007

An experience to remember – Becoming a Bat Mitzvah elbow deep in Israeli salad!

On Thursday, April 12, Jenna, her siblings and her parents woke up early in the morning to travel to Kiryat Malachi to prepare hot lunches for needy children in Kiryat Malachi. Elbow deep in Israeli salad, Jenna became a Bat Mitzvah – a doer of good deeds - and as the Kershenbaums say: "The rest is just….gravy".

Jenna and her family were joined by the Kalker family, another family intent on helping those less fortunate than themselves. In addition to scooping out couscous and ...
April 15th, 2007

The Kenwood Company Rallies to help the Needy

The campaign offered the company’s clients the opportunity to return small, used electronic products in any condition to about 500 stores throughout Israel. In return, the customers received a substantial reduction on the purchase of new products.

The used products, including the smallest and simplest, were donated to Meir Panim which in turn made them fit for use and gave them to needy families. This joint campaign will be expanded in the future to include large electronic prod...
April 13th, 2007

Shopping Malls Help Power of Giving

In the course of the project, products were collected from stores in the chain’s malls: The Arim Mall in Kfar Saba, Orot Mall in Or-Akiva, Rehovot Mall, Central Mall in Jerusalem and in Huzot Alonim. The donations were transferred to the pediatric oncology wards in the Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba, Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot, Hadassah Ein Kerem in Jerusalem and Hillel Jaffe in Hadera. In addition, various products were distributed to the needy and disadvantaged by means of the Power of Giving o...
April 11th, 2007

Bat Mitzvah girl chooses to raise funds for Meir Panim to help sponsor meals for a class of children in Israel.

A beautiful card was sent with her invitation, asking friends and family to join her in support of Meir Panim.

She also made a beautiful and touching speech highlighting Mother Rachel's trait of lovingkindness and care and concern for the children of Israel, which she chose to emulate in honor of her becoming of age. Here is an excerpt of her speech:

“ Each one of us has a piece of Rachel in us. We each have the power to sacrifice for our nation, to perform acts ...
April 10th, 2007

Welfare Organizations Join Together

In order to promote this venture, a joint meeting was conducted for the representatives of all the aid and volunteer-based organizations in Israel in the Meir Panim branch of Dimona. 50 representatives of various organizations that are involved with the JDC-Israel’s Matov Project took part in this meeting.

During the event, Meir Panim Chairman Dudi Zilbershlag provided a short survey of the activities in the “third sector” (the general term for volunteer institutions and non-pro...