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May 30th, 2007

Is it or isn’t it?

Last week, Marilyn and Robert Feinstein from Denver, Colorado, had a chance to see this unique Meir Panim branch first hand. Dedicated in memory of Eva & Morris Fish, the restaurant services anyone in Tiberias who is in need of a warm meal.

In an hour span, one can spot the regulars who come in, take their food, exchange a few words with the staff and find their usual table. Newcomers look around uncertain until they are approached by Varda, the branch manager or Ziva, her ass...
May 29th, 2007

Bar-Mitzvah Celebration for Children of Meir Panim –Netzach Yisrael

The Bar-Mitzvah ceremony left a powerful impression which will not be quickly erased from the memories of its star participants, members of the Ethiopian community who come from complicated family backgrounds and live under difficult circumstances

After receiving a gift from Meir Panim – an ornate set of Tallit and Tefillin- the Bar-Mitzvah boys donned these items and set out on a celebratory parade accompanied by their families and the entire student body. Amidst joyful singing a...
May 16th, 2007

Badge of Honor Awarded to Mr. Sasson Amit, member of Meir Panim–Power of Giving Administration

The “Kol Ha’Ir” Newspaper presented Mr. Amit with the “My Jerusalem” badge of honor for his many years of activism and accomplishment as a member of volunteer organizations for disadvantaged populations.

Sasson Amit began his career of giving as a young teenager and has not stopped helping to alleviate situations of deprivation and distress ever since. As a businessman who brings with him organizational and promotional skills, he joined forces with Dudi Zilbershlag, Chairman of M...
May 16th, 2007

From Antwerp to Kiryat Malachi

The visit included the participation of the students in a “Kindness Day” in which they enthusiastically volunteered in Meir Panim’s soup kitchen in Kiryat Malachi and packaged thousands of hot food portions for children in the local Netzach Yisrael School.

Later, these guest students, dressed in shirts and hats with the Meir Panim logo, marched from the soup kitchen to the Netzach Yisrael School where they participated in a moving Bar/Bat-Mitzvah ceremony for the children of bot...
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

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 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 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 ...