Organized by a group of young olim and Israelis, the event succeeded in raising awareness of, and funds for, Meir Panim’s vital work.
Advertised as a “classy evening, filled with wine and entertainment”, the Wine Festival was held in a candlelit hall in Baka, Jerusalem. On entering the hall, each person was handed a wine glass and pointed in the direction of the bar, which was filled with on tap red and white wines. A magician floated around, entertaining the crowd with some fantastic tricks.
“We wanted to create an opportunity for young people to be able to meet each other in an informal and fun environment, and at the same time raise funds for an incredibly important cause,” commented Noah Pickholtz, one of the event’s organizers. “What started off as a small venture, hoping to attract about 100 people, ended up as an unbelievably successful evening, attended by over 200 young adults.”