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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 23rd, 2020

Flowers for Holocaust Survivors

This past Tuesday was Yom Hashoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Illanit, our Or Akiva branch manager, arranged for deliveries of flowers and memorial candles to 500 local Holocaust Survivors.  With so many Holocau...
April 23rd, 2020

Free Shuk Day at Or Akiva

Tuesday was free shuk day in Or Akiva. Meir Panim’s Illanit was on hand to distribute food to the needy with the help of local volunteers. They also got help from the IDF as they sent soldiers to assist in the activities.   This weekly distribution ensures that the residents can get the groceries they need. While Meir Panim makes premade meals available, it is also important to stock their homes with food staple...
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 ...
July 18th, 2019

We Love Camp Or Akiva

Kids are having a blast at Camp Or Akiva! Special thanks to Ilanit Haputa, our the branch manager, for her contagious energy and kindness.  
July 15th, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Diamond of Judah Tour

Earlier this month our Or Akiva branch was brightened and enlivened by an incredible group of volunteers. Participants on the Diamond of Judah tour hail from all over the United States. You are an amazing group of Christians committed to supporting Israel. Thank you for carving out special time, to give back, during your recent tour of Israel. We are so appreciative for all your su...
June 6th, 2019

Shavuot Food Packing and Distribution for Needy Israelis in Or Akiva

Thousands of needy Israelis were able to celebrate the holiday Shavuot with dignity. At our Or Akiva branch, Ilanit and her group of volunteers distribute hundreds of boxes to members of their community in need. Each box came with 4 ready-made boxes of a first fish course and a main course (2 courses for Saturday night and 2 for Sunday lunch), challot, packaged salads of Techina, Hummus and Eggplant, and desserts. Each packed box is worth an estimate of about 300 Shekels. Thank yo...
May 1st, 2019

Youngest Volunteer at Or Akiva

Check out our youngest volunteer, Amir, Ilanit's grandson, helping out with the produce distribution yesterday in Or Akiva.
It's never too young to make a difference!
April 9th, 2019

Meir Panim’s Celebrates Good Deeds Day 2019

Good Deeds Day at Or Akiva

City Officials, Chaim Gali, and Eyal Manzir, Tel David’s Commander and officers from the Police Force, along with representatives from Bank Mizrachi Tefachot from the Orot Mall, students from the Beit Ekshtein school, the Atidim school, and the Sahav Haofek school, along with many other volunteers from Or Akiva and adjacent areas, joined together at Or Akiva for Good Deeds Day. From ...