Meir Panim’s First Annual South Florida Poker Tournament, held on January 21, at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, was attended by close to 40 patrons from the South Florida community and featured celebrity players Michael and Robert Mizrachi. Also lending their enthusiastic talents was Marc Perlman, Chair as well as Stephanie Rosen and Bradley Ruben, who served as Co-Chairpersons.
Proceeds from the tournament will help Meir Panim, one of Israel’s largest poverty relief organizations, in their efforts to provide meals and other critical services to Israel’s most vulnerable citizens – hungry children, impoverished Holocaust survivors and families struggling to make their daily ends meet.
Last but not least, our deepest appreciation goes out to the South Florida community for their strong compassion and concern for the impoverished of Israel whom Meir Panim serves.
With relief centers across the country, Meir Panim is fighting the poverty crisis in Israel on a daily basis. Meir Panim serves all Israelis, regardless of ethnicity or religious background, through food and social service programs that give dignity, respect and relief to the country’s neediest residents.
Final touches are being made on Meir Panim’s most ambitious project to date, the Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Abigail Zuckerman & Renee Zuckerman Israel Nutrition Center in Kiryat Gat. At full capacity, the facility will provide up to 30,000 meals daily for distribution through Meir Panim’s restaurant-style soup kitchens, Meals-on-Wheels, Meals for Children and after-school programs.
We look forward to seeing our South Florida friends again at next year’s tournament!
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