Muslim women cool off during Ramadan. (Sliman Khader/Flash90)

Israeli officials issued greetings to the Muslim world in honor of the month of Ramadan, while Jerusalem has undertaken a special project to prepare the city for the special religious events and celebrations.

Meir Panim is dedicated to easing the year-round struggles facing many Israeli families and their children through its network of Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens in Tzfat, Tiberias, Or Akiva, Jerusalem, and Dimona; Meals-on-Wheels for the elderly, homebound, and disabled; and After-School Youth Clubs for at-risk children.

Since its inception, Yad Ezra V'Shulamit has distributed over one million food baskets that include chicken, fruit, vegetables and more. But what differentiates Yad Ezra V’Shulamit from other organizations that help the needy, is its desire to change the future for children who are born into poverty.