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July 30th, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Experience Mission Tour Group

This week Meir Panim Jerusalem hosted the Experience Mission Tour Group of Christian youth volunteers. Instead of coming for one day, they volunteered for the entire week and supported our Jerusalem Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchen!
Thank You! We hope you will visit us again!
Our wonderful regular volunteer Reuven Turk greeted and welcomed our volunteers in Jerusalem,  and as a profe...
July 28th, 2019

Helping Israel’s Needy Be Seen

They shuffle in one by one. Each of them seeking refuge from a hot summer Jerusalem day to get something that everybody needs: a warm meal. Steaming hot rice, meat and vegetables are carefully plated and brought to each client promptly.  No questions are asked. No payment is expected.  This is the vision behind Meir Panim’s Restaurant-St...
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...
July 10th, 2019

Meir Panim Volunteers

"It was a pleasure to take even a small part in such an important endeavor and show our children the importance of helping others." - Barbie and Ira Taub Cleveland, Ohio
June 23rd, 2019

Seeing a Different Side of Israel

A typical summer vacation usually entails some sort of getaway, whether it be a local one or a journey an ocean away. But for those looking to take part in something bigger than themselves and give back to those in need, Israel is a rich place for volunteer opportunities. To that end, Meir Panim offers many ways for both tourists and local Israelis to give back to those less fortunate. For the former, “it’s a super meaningful and informative way to learn about local culture. You can visit ...
June 19th, 2019

Volunteer Profile: Anat Avigad

In preparing for her eldest son's Bar Mitzvah, Anat Avigad was looking for something to make the experience more meaningful and hands-on for her rising 13-year-old Lotan. As a resident in the Arava region in the south of Israel, volunteer opportunities were limited and with the help of some internet research, she found Meir Panim Dimona, still a 45-minute drive from their home. Anat was so impressed after her conversation with Nissim our branch manager, that she decided to bring Lotan, and...
June 5th, 2019

[Watch] Shavuot Lunch and Learn

Our volunteers expertly prepared for the lunch crowds helped served lunch, socialized with our lunch patrons and squeezed in time for a little Shavuot learning. We are so appreciative of our motivated and responsible student volunteers. Thank you so much! We hope you will come back soon!   https://youtu.be/8vModBwa7Xw
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!
March 27th, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Daniel Koweity

For 14 years, an exceptional volunteer has been working on behalf of Meir Panim. Daniel Koweity of Long Island, New York first got involved with the organization after receiving a letter describing widespread poverty in Israel and the work Meir Panim has been doing to combat this issue. Inspired to help, he met with local staff in Brooklyn and started distributing Meir Panim tzedakah boxes at local businesses. “My goal was to raise $1,000 - in a few months I had raised $1,700,” Koweity sai...