Elan Barak Vogelstein's
Bar Mitzvah Project


Please join me in raising funds for Meir Panim in Israel.

THANK YOU FOR CHECKING OUT MY BAR MITZVAH TZEDAKAH PROJECT. I care about Meir Panim because this nonprofit organization provides daily life-saving meals for needy Israelis of all backgrounds and ages.

Known for respecting the dignity of the people it serves, Meir Panim uses volunteer “waiters” to bring food to people in their restaurant-style soup kitchens; and delivers meals to many homebound, disabled, and elderly people, including Holocaust survivors. The money you donate in my honor will go directly to support Meir Panim‘s critical food services in Israel.

In addition to my Bar Mitzvah in Baltimore in May, I am looking forward to my trip to Israel this summer, where I will chant from the Torah on Shabbat at the Kotel. I also will have the opportunity to tour the Meir Panim restaurant-style soup kitchen in Jerusalem and volunteer as a waiter there. On behalf of the entire Meir Panim community, I am most grateful to you for adding to the mitzvah of my becoming a Bar Mitzvah.

Todah rabbah and l’chaim!


American Friends of Meir Panim is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, registered under EIN Number 20-1582478. Donations to American Friends of Meir Panim are Tax Deductible in the USA. We will mail you a printed receipt to keep for your records upon completion of your donation transaction.

Your donation to American Friends of Meir Panim will support our efforts to alleviate and diminish the harmful effects of poverty in Israel. In accordance with U.S. tax law requirements regarding deductibility of contributions, American Friends of Meir Panim shall have full dominion, control and discretion over this gift.

Form 990 FY 2019-2020 Audited Financial Statement FY 2019-2020