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Tu B’Shvat at Meir Panim

Tu B’Shvat at Meir Panim

Last week in Israel and around the world we marked the holiday of Tu Bshvat, the celebration for our trees and nature. This holiday takes place halfway through the winter season in Israel, where...

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Celebrating by Giving

Celebrating by Giving

Just two years ago at the outbreak of the terrible Russia and Ukrainian War, twin 17 year olds, Rina and Dina fled to Israel as refugees and landed in the Or Akiva area.  With help from the Israeli...

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Adding Meaning to Volunteering

Adding Meaning to Volunteering

As our major hub for war-relief efforts, the Meir Panim branch in Or Akiva has been working overtime since the very first day of the war, now over three months. This branch, and enormous task, is...

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A New Meaning to the Power of Giving

A New Meaning to the Power of Giving

Meir Panim has been at the forefront of war relief efforts during these difficult days in Israel and has been providing for thousands of front-line troops and displaced families daily since October...

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Volunteer Visits During A Crisis

Volunteer Visits During A Crisis

The last week of the calendar year, when many workplaces around the world slow down, provides an ideal time for employees to take vacation and reset before the new year begins.  More than ever, Meir...

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Uplifting Wounded Soldiers

Uplifting Wounded Soldiers

In this difficult time of war, with so much suffering and pain, Meir Panim's mission has expanded more than ever, and at the same time, is more important than ever.  Providing thousands of meals...

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Barbecuing on the Frontlines

Barbecuing on the Frontlines

At Meir Panim, our mission is to treat those in need with dignity and respect and support our community facing hunger and food insecurity. We love when our patrons dine in at our Restaurant-Style...

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Fighting with Love

Fighting with Love

Meir Panim’s mission has expanded during Israel’s time of need in war. In line with our mission to uplift those in greatest need, we have been caring for front-line soldiers and displaced families,...

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Meir Panim and Israel in Crisis

Meir Panim and Israel in Crisis

While the country and world sat in shock and fear as Hamas terrorists infiltrated Israel during the Simchat Torah holiday, Saturday, October 7th, Meir Panim staff throughout the country sprang to...

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Sukkot at Meir Panim

Sukkot at Meir Panim

The holiday of Sukkot is now upon us, and the weeks of preparation for our staff in caring for our patrons has all concluded with distributions to thousands of families in advance of the week long...

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A Successful School Year with Meir Panim

A Successful School Year with Meir Panim

In the final weeks of August in Israel the air is filled with the back-to-school spirit. As the entire public school system begins the school year on September 1st, stores display school supplies,...

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Emergency Help for a Struggling Family

Emergency Help for a Struggling Family

On a recent Thursday afternoon, as our Or Akiva branch manager Ilanit Hafuta was closing up the branch for the weekend she received an unexpected call. A dedicated volunteer of Meir Panim called and...

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Summer break is on

Summer break is on

Summer break is on, however, for Meir Panim our branches are busier than ever taking care of those in need of a helping hand and with volunteers from all over the world visiting Israel. Families...

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Celebrating Shavout with Joy

Celebrating Shavout with Joy

The holiday Shavuot celebrates the Jewish people receiving the Torah during their journey as a nation from slavery in Egypt to freedom in Israel. It marks a key point in Jewish history, commemorated...

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Giving Back with Monday.com

Giving Back with Monday.com

As a part of a team building retreat, a group of co-workers from the Tel Aviv-based international company, Monday.com, wanted to integrate giving back to the community.  They reached out to Meir...

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Commemorating and Celebrating

Commemorating and Celebrating

At Meir Panim we are always planning for special moments and opportunities for our patrons. Immediately after Pesach, Israel enters the spring season with a number of special commemorations. The...

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