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December 23rd, 2020

A Very Special Chanukah With Meir Panim

In a year where the world has been flipped upside down and spun like a dreidel, it’s certainly nice to be at the end of it, celebrating Chanukah! One major theme of the holiday is that even in the darkest of times, there is always light. That has certainly been true for the world as the holiday coincided with the release of the first COVID-19 vaccines. At Meir Panim, we have also been able to create light amidst the darkness this Chanukah, as we helped needy in...
April 21st, 2020

Post Holiday Updates from Meir Panim

Meir Panim  has been very busy these past few weeks. Here is a quick update from our branches.


Nissim, our Dimona branch manager, delivered boxes of treats to a nearby army base. Because of COVID-19, the soldiers had not been home in over a month, and had to celebrate Passover alone. Meir Panim is honored to have been able to lift their spirits during these trying times. JERUSALEM ...
May 29th, 2019

Don’t Let Jerusalem’s Poor Fall Hungry, Return Hope This Jerusalem Day

On June 2nd, celebrate Jerusalem Day! This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the reunification of the holiest city in the world. Free activities in the Old City and surrounding areas include musical performances, a parade, a prayer service at the Western Wall and tours of different historical sites.   Israelis and Jews worldwide view the reunification of Jerusalem as a momentous event, if not a divinely orchest...
February 25th, 2019

How Warm Soup Feeds the Hearts of Israel’s Young and Old

With weather reports predicting colder than usual temperatures for the following day in Jerusalem, the staff at Meir Panim's Jerusalem Restaurant Style Soup Kitchen anticipated an influx of visitors. Frigid days, a challenge for everyone was especially taxing on impoverished elderly. Extra pots of soup were cooked,  as well as the recruitment of additional volunteers. “With the dro...