Mr. Hoenlein has been a long-time dedicated supporter of Meir Panim and the Israel Nutrition Center in particular. During the visit, Mr. Hoenlein was honored with the dedication of “The Ephraim and Esther Hoenlein Visitor’s Hall,” in blessed memory of his beloved parents. The Visitor’s Hall will overlook the general operations of the facility. Mr. Hoenlein spoke of his parents’ devotion to helping children and their deep love of Israel. In attendance at the dedication ceremony was Kiryat Gat Mayor Aviram Dahari, City Council Member Avner Kachlon, Welfare Director Yehuda Legami, Meir Panim Israel Chairman Peretz Hirshenbaum and Director Rachelli Ebenboim, as well as American Friends of Meir Panim President David Roth.
After the dedication, the Hoenlein Family traveled through the city of Kiryat Gat and distributed food shopping cards to needy families for Shabbat. Mr. Hoenlein was so moved by the experience that he remained beyond what his schedule permitted to help as many families as possible.
We would like to thank Mr. Hoenlein and his family for the inspiring visit which left a lasting impression on all present.