1 in 4 Holocaust Survivors in Israel live in poverty. Now with COVID-19, they are feeling more isolated than ever before.

Dimona is home to hundreds of Holocaust Survivors. Unfortunately, many of them live below the poverty line and are unable to afford basic expenses like food.

Therefore, Meir Panim has made it their priority to set up a Day Center specifically for Holocaust Survivors where not only do they receive daily meals, they also have the opportunity to socialize with friends and participate in activities. The Dimona Holocaust Survivor Day Center has become a second home to each one of them.

Directed by a Social Worker, the program supports the needs of the Survivors as they age, providing not only nourishment for their bodies, but also for their souls in the form of group bonding. An array of activities such as celebrations, days devoted to bingo, trips and manicures and pedicures are offered. Through this program, Meir Panim ensures that these Survivors, who have been through so much in their lives, can enjoy each day in a meaningful way and age with care and dignity.

Sadly, due to COVID-19 and the danger it presents to the elderly, all operations at the Holocaust Survivor Day Center has been suspended. However, Meir Panim continues to support the Holocaust Survivors with Meals-on-Wheels deliveries and a daily phone call from Ilanit, the Program Director, who checks on each member of the group daily.

As coronavirus cases in Israel continue to rise, the elderly, including Holocaust Survivors, are at high risk. Help Meir Panim deliver Meals-on-Wheels to the homebound and elderly so they don’t have to risk their lives leaving their homes.

Don’t let Holocaust Survivors go hungry.

You can make a difference today in the lives of Israel’s impoverished Holocaust Survivors.

Holocaust Survivor Day Center

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You are making a difference today in the lives of Israel’s impoverished Holocaust Survivors.

 

American Friends of Meir Panim is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, registered under EIN Number 20-1582478
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