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Tzefat

Branch address: 7 Weizmann Street

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 11:30-14:00

Phone: 04-6821704

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Or Akiva

Address: Balfour 17, Or Akiva

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 10:00-14:00

Branch Manager: Ms. Ilanit Chafuta

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Dimona

Branch Address: Hamekabim, Yoseftal Center, Dimona

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 08:00-13:00

Restaurant Manager: Mr. Nissim Almakayes

 

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Tiberias

Branch Address: Hagalil 56, Tiberias

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 09:00-14:00

Branch Manager: Yehudit Elimalech

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Jerusalem

Address: Hatzvi 11, Jerusalem

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 11:00-14:00

Branch Manager: Ms. Daniel Shefaim

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Tzefat

Branch address: 7 Weizmann Street

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 11:30-14:00

Phone: 04-6821704

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Or Akiva

Address: Balfour 17, Or Akiva

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 10:00-14:00

Branch Manager: Ms. Ilanit Chafuta

The Or Akiva branch is located in a campus between two floors. Before we begin to describe the branch itself, however, we must mention the lush lawns outside. The entire area is filled with green squares. In the plaza outside the building, one can already feel the beauty of the kindness taking place inside. Meet the one and only Ilanit Haputa – Or Akiva’s branch manager. Ilanit is a professor in kindness. One cannot meet Ilanit and not immediately notice the sheer goodness pouring out of her. You cannot speak to her without being interrupted after a few minutes by another teenager who needs her. Ilanit serves as the mother and father to countless children and teenagers. She holds their hands – physically and figuratively. Every person in need knows whom to turn to in Or Akiva. The Or Akiva Meir Panim branch serves as the address for every request – in times of distress, and in times of joy as well. Along with her volunteers, Ilanit cooks delicious, nutritious food. In the afternoon, the visitors will begin to stream in to enjoy a kind word while preparing trays filled with quality food and packaging separate meals for the children back home. Ilanit always knows which word to offer. The branch is her baby; everything begins here. Ask anyone in Or Akiva who the city’s mother is, and the answer will always be: Ilanit Haputa. Ilanit also manages the afternoon clubs with the art of an educator. Every child receives personal attention, as though he were her own son. Parties and birthdays are not just another event – every party is a personal, well-invested affair, and every child receives a personalized birthday cake, his name spelled out in frosting on the glaze. The city residents’ love for Meir Panim is famous. Even the police and municipality know where to turn with every request they receive.
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Dimona

Branch Address: Hamekabim, Yoseftal Center, Dimona

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 08:00-13:00

Restaurant Manager: Mr. Nissim Almakayes

 

The Dimona branch is a campus, including a dining room, a volunteer room, a board game room, and a tiny office – the office of Nissim Almakayes. You're also invited to meet Nissim Almakayes, the manager of the Dimona branch. From this small room, Nissim manages a vast network of kindness. The room looks like a command center with a task board and deadlines for completion. From here, Nissim's volunteers go out to purchase food supplies for the branch that feeds over 800 people a day. Some will come to the branch to eat their only hot meal of the day, while others will receive deliveries to their homes. A Holocaust survivor sits in his home waiting for Nissim's volunteers. The knock on the door signifies that someone thought of him, someone cares and will continue to care. He won't lack food – Meir Panim will always ensure that. By noon, everything runs like clockwork. Some volunteers go to the homes of lonely, disabled, and elderly people to deliver their lunch and check on their well-being, while others stay at the branch to welcome visitors. At 12:00 PM, the branch buzzes with activity. Meals are also served by volunteers doing community service, and Nissim gently guides them on how to return to life and embark on a new path. Nissim's team also includes intellectually disabled individuals. The love Nissim showers on them is immeasurable. They love Nissim, and Nissim loves them. In the afternoon, Nissim runs a seniors' club and supervises the volunteers at the nearby Koch L'Tet branch. He's attentive to whether a couple is about to get married and lacks the means to furnish their home – Nissim helps them with all their needs.
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Tiberias

Branch Address: Hagalil 56, Tiberias

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 09:00-14:00

Branch Manager: Yehudit Elimalech

The Tiberias branch overlooks the beautiful view of the Sea of Galilee, and inside the branch, angels of kindness roam. Yehudit Alimalech, the branch manager, oversees the cooking operations in white aprons, and together with the volunteers, they cook steaming pots of soup and the scents of the dishes waft through Galil Street in Tiberias from the early morning hours. In the afternoons, a diverse crowd from all walks of life enters the branch. The branch manager, along with the volunteers, approaches each one of them, inquiring about their well-being and health. When Yehudit hears that a child has been born to one of the needy, joy overflows: cakes come out of the oven, and balloons are hung in the branch, making everyone feel at home.
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Jerusalem

Address: Hatzvi 11, Jerusalem

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 11:00-14:00

Branch Manager: Ms. Daniel Shefaim

The Jerusalem branch operates harmoniously under the management of Daniel and a team of volunteers from diverse backgrounds. In the Jerusalem branch, you can see rehabilitated prisoners alongside volunteers, all standing together in the early morning hours, peeling potatoes and cleaning lettuce leaves for lunch. At 11:30, the flow of diners begins to arrive at the restaurant. Among them are single mothers, lonely elderly people, and individuals struggling to make ends meet. Daniel and the team of volunteers welcome everyone with smiles and love. They make sure to ask each one whether they would like another portion or perhaps are interested in "takeaway" meals. All of this is done with a smile and a generous spirit. Some say that they come to the branch just to see Daniel's smile and to be swept up in his positive energy.
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Tzefat

Branch address: 7 Weizmann Street

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 11:30-14:00

Phone: 04-6821704

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Or Akiva

Address: Balfour 17, Or Akiva

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 10:00-14:00

Branch Manager: Ms. Ilanit Chafuta

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The Or Akiva branch is located in a campus between two floors. Before we begin to describe the branch itself, however, we must mention the lush lawns outside. The entire area is filled with green squares. In the plaza outside the building, one can already feel the beauty of the kindness taking place inside. Meet the one and only Ilanit Haputa – Or Akiva’s branch manager. Ilanit is a professor in kindness. One cannot meet Ilanit and not immediately notice the sheer goodness pouring out of her. You cannot speak to her without being interrupted after a few minutes by another teenager who needs her. Ilanit serves as the mother and father to countless children and teenagers. She holds their hands – physically and figuratively. Every person in need knows whom to turn to in Or Akiva. The Or Akiva Meir Panim branch serves as the address for every request – in times of distress, and in times of joy as well. Along with her volunteers, Ilanit cooks delicious, nutritious food. In the afternoon, the visitors will begin to stream in to enjoy a kind word while preparing trays filled with quality food and packaging separate meals for the children back home. Ilanit always knows which word to offer. The branch is her baby; everything begins here. Ask anyone in Or Akiva who the city’s mother is, and the answer will always be: Ilanit Haputa. Ilanit also manages the afternoon clubs with the art of an educator. Every child receives personal attention, as though he were her own son. Parties and birthdays are not just another event – every party is a personal, well-invested affair, and every child receives a personalized birthday cake, his name spelled out in frosting on the glaze. The city residents’ love for Meir Panim is famous. Even the police and municipality know where to turn with every request they receive.
Dimona

Branch Address: Hamekabim, Yoseftal Center, Dimona

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 08:00-13:00

Restaurant Manager: Mr. Nissim Almakayes

 

image 14
The Dimona branch is a campus, including a dining room, a volunteer room, a board game room, and a tiny office – the office of Nissim Almakayes. You're also invited to meet Nissim Almakayes, the manager of the Dimona branch. From this small room, Nissim manages a vast network of kindness. The room looks like a command center with a task board and deadlines for completion. From here, Nissim's volunteers go out to purchase food supplies for the branch that feeds over 800 people a day. Some will come to the branch to eat their only hot meal of the day, while others will receive deliveries to their homes. A Holocaust survivor sits in his home waiting for Nissim's volunteers. The knock on the door signifies that someone thought of him, someone cares and will continue to care. He won't lack food – Meir Panim will always ensure that. By noon, everything runs like clockwork. Some volunteers go to the homes of lonely, disabled, and elderly people to deliver their lunch and check on their well-being, while others stay at the branch to welcome visitors. At 12:00 PM, the branch buzzes with activity. Meals are also served by volunteers doing community service, and Nissim gently guides them on how to return to life and embark on a new path. Nissim's team also includes intellectually disabled individuals. The love Nissim showers on them is immeasurable. They love Nissim, and Nissim loves them. In the afternoon, Nissim runs a seniors' club and supervises the volunteers at the nearby Koch L'Tet branch. He's attentive to whether a couple is about to get married and lacks the means to furnish their home – Nissim helps them with all their needs.
Tiberias

Branch Address: Hagalil 56, Tiberias

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 09:00-14:00

Branch Manager: Yehudit Elimalech

image 10
The Tiberias branch overlooks the beautiful view of the Sea of Galilee, and inside the branch, angels of kindness roam. Yehudit Alimalech, the branch manager, oversees the cooking operations in white aprons, and together with the volunteers, they cook steaming pots of soup and the scents of the dishes waft through Galil Street in Tiberias from the early morning hours. In the afternoons, a diverse crowd from all walks of life enters the branch. The branch manager, along with the volunteers, approaches each one of them, inquiring about their well-being and health. When Yehudit hears that a child has been born to one of the needy, joy overflows: cakes come out of the oven, and balloons are hung in the branch, making everyone feel at home.
Jerusalem

Address: Hatzvi 11, Jerusalem

Days of Operation: Sunday-Thursday

Hours: 11:00-14:00

Branch Manager: Ms. Daniel Shefaim

image 11
The Jerusalem branch operates harmoniously under the management of Daniel and a team of volunteers from diverse backgrounds. In the Jerusalem branch, you can see rehabilitated prisoners alongside volunteers, all standing together in the early morning hours, peeling potatoes and cleaning lettuce leaves for lunch. At 11:30, the flow of diners begins to arrive at the restaurant. Among them are single mothers, lonely elderly people, and individuals struggling to make ends meet. Daniel and the team of volunteers welcome everyone with smiles and love. They make sure to ask each one whether they would like another portion or perhaps are interested in "takeaway" meals. All of this is done with a smile and a generous spirit. Some say that they come to the branch just to see Daniel's smile and to be swept up in his positive energy.
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Jerusalem volunteer opportunities – Meir Panim

In the ancient city of Jerusalem, where history and culture converge, opportunities abound for individuals who wish to make a positive impact through volunteering. Among the various organizations dedicated to helping those in need, Meir Panim stands out for its comprehensive and compassionate approach

Volunteering in Jerusalem with Meir Panim is an enriching experience that allows individuals to engage with and support those facing difficult circumstances directly. The organization operates several programs to alleviate hunger, provide social services, and offer emotional support to those affected by poverty and conflict.

For those asking, “How can I volunteer in Israel?”, Meir Panim provides a clear and welcoming pathway to get involved.

participating in food distribution initiatives

Volunteers can help prepare and serve meals at various food centers located throughout Jerusalem. These centers provide nutritious meals to individuals and families who struggle to afford basic necessities. This hands-on work is not only vital for the recipients but also deeply fulfilling for the volunteers, who see firsthand the impact of their efforts.

In addition to food distribution, Meir Panim offers Jerusalem volunteer opportunities in their after-school programs. These programs are designed to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing a safe and nurturing environment. In those cases, Volunteers play a crucial role in these programs by acting as mentors and tutors, helping to shape a positive future for these young individuals.

Volunteer opportunities for foreigners

Meir Anim organization welcomes volunteers from around the world, recognizing the diverse perspectives and skills they bring. For international volunteers, Meir Panim provides a supportive environment that includes orientation sessions and ongoing guidance to ensure they have a meaningful and impactful experience.

Volunteering abroad not only allows individuals to contribute to the community but also offers a unique chance to immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of Jerusalem.

Flexibility is the key

Whether someone can volunteer a few hours a week or dedicate more substantial time, there are opportunities to suit every availability. This flexibility makes it easier for people to integrate volunteering into their lives, regardless of their other commitments.

The organization also emphasizes the importance of community and connection among its volunteers. Regular meetings and social events are organized to foster a sense of camaraderie and shared purpose. These gatherings allow volunteers to share their experiences, learn from one another, and build lasting relationships.

 Advocacy and educational initiatives

Volunteers can participate in these efforts by helping to organize community events, distributing informational materials, and engaging with the public to raise awareness about the challenges faced by those in need and the ways in which Meir Panim addresses these challenges.

Volunteering with Meir Panim makes a significant difference in the lives of those in need and enriches the lives of the volunteers. It provides a profound sense of purpose and connection, knowing that one’s efforts contribute to the community’s well-being. For those looking to volunteer in a charity in Israel, Meir Panim offers a welcoming and impactful way to make a difference.

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Distribution of equipment and food to soldiers and evacuees.
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Distribution of food products
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    לחצו על הפרויקט כדי לבחור
    Israel is at war
    Distribution of equipment and food to soldiers and evacuees.
    products 1
    food packages
    Distribution of food products
    bread 2
    Challah for Shabbat
    Challa distribution at the branches
    ticket 1
    food cards
    Prepaid shopping cards to the needy.
    restaurant 1
    Free Restaurants
    Hot and nutritious meals every day

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