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Pesach 2023 at Meir Panim

Pesach 2023 at Meir Panim

This Pesach was indeed a very Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday) for tens of thousands of Israelis in need due to Meir Panim. With the help of donors worldwide and hands-on volunteers from every age and...

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Making sure nobody goes hungry this Pesach

Making sure nobody goes hungry this Pesach

At Meir Panim, the week before Pesach is the busiest week of the year, balancing both providing daily meals to those in need, and preparing for thousands of meals, holiday baskets and pre-paid food...

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Two Hearts One Cause: Giving Back Together

Two Hearts One Cause: Giving Back Together

When Bezalel Graber’s mother, Chavatzelet, wrote to us to set up a volunteering morning on his upcoming Bar Mitzvah trip to Israel, it was such a special Meir Panim moment!  Chavatzelet’s brother in...

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Making sure everyone can celebrate Purim

Making sure everyone can celebrate Purim

Purim 2023 at Meir Panim is in the books! Between coordinating Mishloach Manot Packages, festive Seudah meals, and costume drives, our branch staff and volunteers deserve a round of applause!!! At a...

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Meir Panim Staff Gathering

Meir Panim Staff Gathering

Last week, for the first time since before COVID, Meir Panim’s branch managers and administrative staff came together for an evening of collaboration, team building, and fun.  This group,...

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Tu B’shavat at Meir Panim

Tu B’shavat at Meir Panim

Tu B’shavat, the annual Jewish celebration of nature, also known at the New Year for Trees, is celebrated throughout Israel and of course as well as at Meir Panim branches. Starting seven weeks...

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Chanuka at Meir Panim

Chanuka at Meir Panim

At Meir Panim we try to infuse dignity and respect into our patron’s lives each and every day, but during the 8 days of Chanuka, we have the added challenge of bringing light and joy to Israel’s...

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Not Just Clowning Around at Meir Panim

Not Just Clowning Around at Meir Panim

What happens when a clown, fully dressed up, enters the doors of Meir Panim Jerusalem? It may sound like the start of a joke, but this is what really happens at Meir Panim Restaurant-Style Soup...

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Soup Season at Meir Panim Jerusalem

Soup Season at Meir Panim Jerusalem

There is nothing like the seasonal produce in Israel. Unlike many countries, so much of the produce is local rather than imported and is only available part of the year. Strawberries in winter,...

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A New Season at Meir Panim

A New Season at Meir Panim

Throughout Israel, and of course at Meir Panim branches as well, the summer season has come to a close with the conclusion of the Holidays. There is a new chill in the air and even some rain, school...

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A Festive Start to the Year with Meir Panim

A Festive Start to the Year with Meir Panim

All summer, our Branch Managers knew they had a tremendous task ahead of them to provide needy citizens with all they need to have a festive Rosh Hashanah holiday.  With the poverty rate in Israel...

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Meir Panim Tzfat; More than a Meal

Meir Panim Tzfat; More than a Meal

Meir Panim’s Tzfat Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchen provides hundreds of local individuals and families with hot, nutritious meals daily, but the branch strives to do more, serving as a community...

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A Successful School Year with Meir Panim

A Successful School Year with Meir Panim

Meir Panim’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty here in Israel, and one key element of this mission is educating the next generation. While we don’t “teach” them in the traditional sense, Meir...

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SodaStream Volunteers at Meir Panim Dimona

SodaStream Volunteers at Meir Panim Dimona

Meir Panim’s Dimona branch is a large complex with many different daily activities, making it the perfect location for larger groups to volunteer; attracting school groups, company team building...

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Meir Panim and the Milah Program

Meir Panim and the Milah Program

As the school year ends in Israel, teens and young adults are often left unattended and bored. Especially in impoverished communities, the summer months are a challenge for families who can not...

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A Meaningful Bar Mitzvah Milestone

A Meaningful Bar Mitzvah Milestone

When Dov Schreier wrote to Meir Panim that he would be taking a trip to Israel with his Bar Mitzvah-aged son, he wasn’t just trying to fit in a morning of volunteering into their itinerary, he was...

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At Meir Panim, Every Day is Jerusalem Day

At Meir Panim, Every Day is Jerusalem Day

In honor of Jerusalem Day, this year marking 55 years since the reunification of the city, we are excited to share an insider perspective into Meir Panim’s Jerusalem branch, a place that creates...

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