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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...
March 29th, 2007

Passover Seder for Autistic Children

This unique, integrative school enables autistic and “regular” children to share the same learning environment. About 200 students, including low-functioning autistic and speech impaired children, enjoyed a “taste” of the approaching Passover seder.

Meir Panim in Jerusalem, together with the branch manager Mr. Elchanan Yonas, rose to the challenge of organizing a model Seder for the children. The Seder included all of the symbolic Passover foods: Matzoth, grape juice, charoseth, ...
March 25th, 2007

Gourmet Meals for the Needy

These public Seders will be conducted by Meir Panim in northern, center and southern towns throughout Israel.

The Sheraton Hotel chain and the chef Shalom Kadosh joined forces and voluntarily rose to the important challenge of preparing gourmet meals for the diners so that they can enjoy a delectable holiday meal such as they have never had before.

In the towns of Sderot, Kiryat Malachi, and Kiryat Gat, local catering companies rallied to cook the holiday meal for the...
March 23rd, 2007

Food Packages for the Elderly and Holocaust Survivors

The packages will also be distributed in local senior clubs in cooperation with the municipal welfare departments.

Thousands of Holocaust survivors in Israel live in poverty and difficult circumstances, lacking joy and dignity in their old age. With the generous help of the Claims Committee and its representative in Israel, Mr. Avraham Pressler, Meir Panim tries to ease this distress. Thousands of survivors receive daily hot meals in Meir Panim’s soup kitchens and in addition, thou...
March 21st, 2007

Assistance Hotline in Preparation for Passover

Needy people who have nowhere to celebrate the Passover Seder will have their requests handled via the hotline. In addition, families and individuals who are interested in opening their hearts and homes to guests, are invited to phone *3656.
Photo: Production and Documentation Department
March 20th, 2007

Emergency Assistance to Sderot and Kiryat Shmoneh

The missile-ravaged towns on the northern and southern fronts have long suffered from economic distresses. Following the end of recent war, the scope of help and donations to the residents of the towns has diminished and yet, the number of needy people in crisis in these areas has grown. Even the municipal welfare departments have encountered difficulties in handling all the issues and providing the full assistance needed.

Meir Panim will provide more than 1,100 needy families fr...
March 19th, 2007

Meir Panim Jerusalem branch receives face-lift

Now, both the staff and diners can enjoy the benefits of working and eating in a pleasant, fresh and stress-free environment. Indeed, the smiling faces of the volunteers as they perform their acts of kindness, and the decreasing worry-lines on the diners faces as they relax from their immediate worries, attest to the fact that the transformation has imbued everyone at Meir Panim with renewed strength and commitment.

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