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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.
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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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March 14th, 2007

Meir Panim lights up Los Angeles

1st street between Alta Vista and Formosa was closed to traffic early in the day in preparation for a Purim Chagiga and Kumzitz to benefit Meir Panim.

As night fell, men, women, and children filled the area. Traditionally costumed queen Esther’s, Haman's and Mordechai mingled with cowboys, princesses and the curious. Everyone enjoyed the kiosk of free treats, pony rides, a moon bounce, a Ferris wheel, and the highlight of the evening; a live concert starring acclaimed artists Mor...
March 5th, 2007

Bar Mitzvah Boy Raises $1,800 through Candy Sales

Noah was so influenced by the importance of providing meals for hungry children he decided his Bar Mitzvah project would benefit Meir Panim’s Meals for Children program. He decided to purchase candy with his own money and sell the candy to his fellow students donating all the proceeds to Meir Panim. Noah presented a check for $1,800 to Paulette Pollack, Administrator of Meir Panim’s Baltimore Office and received a Bar Mitzvah plaque in recognition of his incredible efforts on behalf of Isr...
February 22nd, 2007

Kosherexpo 2007 In Uk Great Success

There was a wide variety of products to sample and purchase from sushi to ice cream to confectionary and baked goods. Several companies launched new ranges at the show, generating considerable interest. Whilst people enjoyed the free food and wine sampling, they were also entertained by Celebrity Chef Denise Phillips, wine tasting by Illi Adato, and guest speaker Rabbi Daniel Rowe from Aish UK.

Other attractions included Tzivos Hashem craft workshops, a chef on stilts, Mr Balloon...
February 20th, 2007

A Bat Mitzvah Girl Enriches The Lives of Less Fortunate Jerusalemites

When it came time for Hannah Schmelzer to reap the fruits of her Bat Mitzvah celebration in January 2007, the young lady made a life altering decision that accentuated the essence of ‘chesed’.

She sent out dozens of memos to family members and friends urging them to redirect Bat Mitzvah checks to Meir Panim’s Relief Centers in Israel.

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February 19th, 2007

Greenburgh Hebrew Center Group Performs Chesed In Jerusalem

Several families brought their children with them to partake in the chesed activities and celebrate their forthcoming Bar Mitzvahs amidst the beauty of Jerusalem. Meir Panim Relief Centers throughout Israel have become an integral part of many synagogue and organizational missions to Israel. Members of the Greenburgh Hebrew Center group rolled up their sleeves and helped prepare hot lunches for hundreds of local citizens (pictured), who would otherwise go hungry, if not for Meir Panim’s upsca...
February 15th, 2007

Yeshiva of Flatbush Students Trade Winter Vacation For Chesed In Israel

Rabbi Naftali Besser, Dean of Students, led the group to Israel where they met Moshe Lefkowitz, one of Meir Panim’s outreach directors, who explained how the organization, which has branches throughout Israel, prepares thousands of meals each day for indigent Israeli citizens of all ages. The students-both boys and girls-rotated morning shifts at the Meir Panim soup kitchen in Jerusalem, where they prepared fruits and vegetables for the tasty lunch meals that are served to local citizens.
February 13th, 2007

Brigadier General Gal Hirsch is recruited to help Meir Panim

Following the conclusions of the Almog Committee after the war, Gal Hirsch decided to leave his military position and to devote himself to social and welfare projects in Israel.

Following this decision, Gal Hirsch met with Meir Panim Chairman Dudi Zilbershlag. This meeting of the two experts in their fields was not only productive, but also marked the beginning of a strong friendship. At the end of the meeting, Hirsch agreed to take a tour of Meir Panim‘s facilities. On Jan. 11, ...