David Adler, age 8, woke up Monday morning to go to school.
Packing his backpack, lunch box, he knew today would be different. In anticipation of Rosh Hashana, his school principal, Yiga’al Shalev announced that a special guest would come. This program would enhance the weekly studies leading up to the High Holidays learning about chesed (good deeds) and being aware of Israeli citizens in need. Many do not consider the fact that over 200,000 families struggle today financially in Israel and 1.8 million suffer from hunger.
To David, learning about the sensitivity of Israel’s impoverished citizens and Holocaust Survivors in need, was eye opening and a special way to mark the High Holidays. His classmates felt the same.
Nissim, head of the Meir Panim Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchen in Dimona met students like David, to share Meir Panim’s life-saving work. The students, from two schools in the area, came back to the Meir Panim Dimona branch to fill bags for distribution to families in need for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and even Sukkot.
When they say it takes a village, it most certainly does. Thanks to our village at Meir Panim, this awareness and enthusiasm, supported Meir Panim’s large High Holiday campaign that raised over $300,000.
It was such a beautiful scene observing children taking part of charitable caused and how instrumental Nissim was out in the field, teaching young children the importance of giving back.
For a full recap of the community efforts for #HelpJudith and Meir Panim’s 2019 High Holiday campaign, please click here.