Dignity.

It is what Carmei Ha'Ir was built upon. Its what we stand for. Dignity for the man who has lost his job. Dignity for the wife who has lost her husband. Dignity for the children whose parents cannot buy them clothing- or even food. Dignity dictates that we help them.

Today's recession has put thousands of families in an untenable position. Not poor enough to qualify for real aid, but unable to make ends meet- without intervention their fall into poverty is inevitable. Where conventional charity cannot help, Carmei Ha'ir steps in.

By virtue of its devoted volunteer crew, Carmei Ha’ir is distinguished by a restaurant atmosphere rather than a traditional soup kitchen. This open restaurant feeds 1,000 of the poor and hungry of Jerusalem daily.