1.8 million people in Israel, including two out of every five Israeli children, are suffering from hunger. By supporting American Friends of Meir Panim, you can help provide hot meals for Israelis in need. Through Buy Israel Week, and an anonymous donor, you can double your donation to this worthy cause.
Especially at the time of year when we are all worrying about our Pesach seders, and hoping that there is enough food for all our guests, it’s important to remember those who may not have enough food even for themselves. Meir Panim is happy to help those in need, but need our help to do it!
American Friends of Meir Panim seeks to diminish the harmful effects of poverty on thousands of families across Israel by supporting a range of food and social service programs aimed at helping the needy with respect, including free restaurants, meals-on-wheels, school lunch programs, prepaid food card distribution, vocational training and after-school youth clubs.
The programs funded by AFMP help to alleviate the pain of poverty in the short-term, and provide long-term, proactive solutions that help needy Israelis break out of the cycle of poverty and become active, self-sufficient members of society.
EL AL is not just an airline, it’s Israel. Established in 1948 as the National Airlines of Israel, they have grown into a prestigious international carrier.
When we fly to Israel, EL AL is our number 1 choice and, at Buy Israel Week, we are proud to be associated with this Israeli company.
By attending to every aspect of service, and assuring that their passengers’ needs are met on time, every time, EL AL is ranked by IATA as one of the world’s three most efficient air carriers. With its expanded global coverage, supported by an international network of 77 sales offices, EL AL offers incomparable Israeli hospitality, a friendly and personalized touch that makes time fly and makes EL AL more than just a convenient mode of travel.
EL AL Israel Airlines has launched GlobaLY, a charitable program dedicated to giving back to admirable organizations that have strong ties with Israel. EL AL donates points to three Israeli charities at no cost to Matmid members. The three organizations now eligible to earn and share up to half a million Matmid frequent flyer points are Taglit/Birthright, The Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Israel. The points will be exchanged for EL AL tickets to bring more first timers to Israel as part of Taglit/Birthright, fly a lone soldier abroad to visit their family and fulfill the wish of children with life-threatening illnesses.
EL AL’s GlobaLY program allows you to be a part of this unique charity at no cost to you, either in points or money! Register now for FREE to become a Matmid frequent flyer and you will automatically be enrolled in EL AL GlobaLY (when using this link).
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“Promoting and distributing videos, movies and information to connect and engage people with the Land of Israel”
Technology is the only way to get people to pay attention in this modern world that we live in. It is therefore important for us, as supporters of Israel, to make sure that there is sufficient media showing the positive side to Israel. That is what 12Tribe Films does day after day.
12Tribe Films harnesses the internet and social media marketing to produce and promote videos geared towards educating, inspiring, and connecting Jews around the world. 12Tribe Film’s growing online network includes the premier Jewish/Israel video website www.israelvideonetwork.com as well as a network of Jewish/Israel related Facebook pages
See their latest project to show the beauty of living in Israel to the world: jewcer.com/joyofisrael
With this incredible company the truth about Israel will spread like an oscar nominated film!
See more about them on their Facebook page.
U-Boutique is the Israel made marketplace, which expresses the spirit of Israel and where unique handmade products can be purchased directly from the designer and artist. ‘Passionate’ best describes U-Boutique’s intent to connect talented, independent Israeli designers with lovers of quality and original Judaica, Jewish art, jewelry, fashion & gifts.
The site enables buyers to easily browse through a wide selection of special items for sale by the designer at below retail prices. If a buyer is seeking quality ‘one of a kind’ Israeli goods and wants to feel like they are supporting small Israeli businesses then U-Boutique is the site for you.
“I see U-Boutique as the leading marketplace for Israeli arts and crafts giftware with links to communities throughout the United States,” says Nachman Klieman the American born owner of U-Boutique. “We take our time to get to know each of our shop owners and their ability to deliver the highest quality in handmade items. This effort is aimed at helping us build and maintain customer confidence in our secure Internet site.”
U-Boutique was founded by Nachman’s youngest son, Gavriel z”l, who developed the concept for an Israeli Internet site that would offer unique Israeli made items for sale while turning the buying experience into something rewarding and memorable. “I have learned that Gavriel was right,” adds Nachman Klieman.
“In continuing Gavriel’s work I have come to realize it is indeed possible to help Israeli designers, many of who are graduates of Israel’s top design schools, to open their first shops and to market their products to a wide overseas market of customers. Our buyers are Jews and Christians alike who are looking to buy unusual quality handmade Israeli goods. The positive responses we receive from satisfied buyers from all over the world is our incentive to work even harder towards fulfilling the unfinished dream of a 26 year old business student.”
“In order to keep in touch with the latest trends in the arts and crafts market,” explains Nir Golshtein, the head of U-Boutiques’ Marketing and Customer Relations, “we often go out and visit Arts & Crafts fairs and marketplaces that showcase the works and creations of Israeli artisans and designers. Because we deal with small businesses, we feel the need to assist them and be available throughout the initial stages of opening their shops. Most of our clients need assistance with all things concerning online marketing like finding the right keywords and phrasing for their background stories as well as solving technical difficulties they may experience. It is a satisfying experience for both of us when they make their first online sale on U-Boutique Shops.”
“When considering the responses of visitors to our site,” concludes Nir Golshtein, “I realize that nobody can remain indifferent to the wide range of gift items available from our shop owners. Lovely, gorgeous, awesome, beautiful are typical comments. Reading the message ‘I found a treasure today on your lovely site!’ makes me realize we are on to something very special.”
When we travel to Israel a difficult decision to make is where to stay. It’s important to find top location mixed with great service, and that’s why we prefer the Dan Hotels. It has a wide range of hotels around the country and you will certainly find one to suit your wallet and your lifestyle.
This year, the Dan Hotels group has agreed to be a Buy Israel Week sponsor!
Discover the ongoing pleasures of a Dan Hotel vacation, whether it’s the legendary King David in Jerusalem or a resort hotel on the Mediterranean or Red Sea. Every Dan hotel is a landmark destination that reflects the spirit of its surroundings. And thanks to the chain’s variety of locations, the options are endless for enjoying the beauty, history and diversity of Israel.
Dan Hotels is the oldest, most prestigious hotel chain in Israel. Today, the group includes 14 deluxe hotels in prime locations around the country, an international convention center, a hotel training school and the Dan Lounges at Ben Gurion airport. The flagship hotel, the King David Jerusalem, regularly hosts visiting dignitaries and is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Being the most recognized name in the Israeli hotel industry Dan makes sure that, while each hotel has an individual character, all Dan Hotels share the same dedication to perfection.
Several awards have been acquired over the years, reflecting the effort, thought and attention to detail that is encouraged in all team members who are especially trained to give Dan guests “an experience beyond the expected.”
Hotels in the Group :
King David, Dan Jerusalem, Dan Panorama Jerusalem, Dan Boutique
Dan Carmel, Dan Panorama Haifa, Dan Gardens Haifa
In Tel Aviv:
Dan Tel Aviv, Dan Panorama Tel Aviv
Dan Eilat, Dan Panorama Eilat
Dan Gardens Ashkelon
(written by Netta Stavinsky of IL Couture)
IL Couture is an innovative fashion platform that provides global exposure to unique and innovative fashion designers from the holy Land of Israel. ILCouture performs as an online store where worldwide customers can access and shop unique items such as clothes, shoes, jewelry & accessories. Each designer’s collection is an extension of their passion, vision and perception of Israeli life, culture and art. Their innovative flare and creativity is inspired from the social liveliness and dynamic streets of their local neighborhoods. Furthermore these designers use high quality Israeli materials to create their collections, all of which are made in Israel.The mission of IL Couture is to help establish Israeli fashion as the vanguard of world fashion, and in doing so to expose to the world to a different image of Israeli life, culture and tradition. To find out more visit their website www.ilcouture.com
For more information about Israeli fashion & design or fashiontech, please contact Hanna at the Israel Economic Mission in NYC.
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“Cooking Made Easy with Fresh Frozen Garlic and Herbs”
Dorot is an Israeli based company that was born in 1992 on Kibbutz Dorot in Southern Israel. They specialize in developing, producing and marketing of frozen seasoning products all over the world. They are a fully Israeli owned company and Buy Israel Week is happy to support them!
Dorot has revolutionized the way Israelis, and now people all over the world, cook. Instead of constantly needing to find fresh garlic and herbs and then to chop and prepare them, you can simply pop a cube of whatever herb you need into your dish. The cubes keep the goodness frozen in and makes sure that your dish will be spiced to perfection. The Garlic & Herbs are grown in the fields of the Kibbutz and flash frozen right in the fields, making their products “fresher than fresh”. They are convenient and time saving – no more peeling/ chopping/ crushing – just ready to use!
If you’re not sure how you would cook with these great little cubes, simply check out the recipes on the Dorot website, they’ll make sure that you know exactly how to make the most of the fresh taste.
All Dorot products are brought to you vital and fresh, so you can enjoy rich, tasty, fragrant food, without the effort of washing, chopping and cleaning up! All Dorot products are all natural; NON GMO and gluten free.
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Dorot – cooking made easy!
Contact Dorot now and say that Buy Israel Week sent you to get special Dorot coupons! To find out the nearest store for you to buy Dorot products, use their store locator and begin making cooking easy!
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These papers will give you all you need to know about Israel and the Jewish community of that area.
Don’t forget to save the dates February 25th to March 3rd 2013 for Buy Israel Week! Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter (@BuyIsraelWeek)
You may be thinking, ok so I’ve seen this cool logo around some places and I know that it must have something to do with supporting Israel, but how can I buy Israel? I don’t have that much cash in the bank!
Well we’re here to explain it to you. Buy Israel Week was started to combat the call for boycotting Israel, which is heard all around the world continuously. Supporters of Israel are always there shouting back not to boycott Israel but where is the action to support our statements? Here it is! Here is your opportunity to do a little bit to boost the Israeli economy by buying Israeli made products and supporting Israeli charities.
From February 25th till March 3rd 2013 you will have the opportunity to buy Israeli goods, win Israeli prizes, eat Israeli food and support Israeli charities.
We know that a real boycott of Israeli companies would have disastrous consequences. Many Israeli institutions are responsible for scientific research to cure disease; Israeli companies develop technology that we use in our cell phones and computers, and new energy technologies are used in other countries.
The goal of Buy Israel Week is to combat the efforts of the BDS protestors through our purchasing power. Every purchase can help make a difference. Whether switching your brand of coffee or purchasing a gift, buy Israel.
So come on, let’s take a stand and ‘Buy Israel’!
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