50 Questions "Meir Panim" Donors want answered!
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50 Questions Meir Panim donors want answered!
Last week TOT consulting published an article titled “25 questions Meir Panim donors want answered”. Since there was no response from the charity, we decided to add an additional 25 questions to that list. This article is formatted with internet links so donors can fact check along the way. If after review, you have concerns about this charity, we ask you sign the petition requesting for full disclosure.
1.) Why do you hide a convicted felon David Birnbaum on your payroll to solicit donations both online and red carpet events?
2.) Please disclose the details of your executive director “David Birnbaum” criminal case because donors have a right to know?
3.) Is the Meir Panim Board of Directors aware of the perjury charges David Birnbaum would face if you would disclose the truth?
4.) Please disclose a list of Meir Panim board members and principals since inception of charity. Also include the dates/years they were actively serving.
5.) Please disclose a list of all “40??? Meir Panim” international locations along with their board members. According to this link, you are all over the world. UK, Manna London, Canadian Friends of Meir Panim, Meir Panim Israel, Germany, ect. Please see link and confirm these office locations exist?
6.) Since Meir Panim is soliciting and collecting donations internationally, please combine the total amount of donations received annually by all worldwide branches.
7.) Please provide a list of all food kitchens and office locations you claim to own along with the psychical address? Also include building budgets.
8.) Please explain the progress of the building in this video? This was posted Sept 1, 2010.
9.) Please explain how your Meir Panim board members and principals keep getting investigated by the police in both Israel and the US? Are you a bunch of wolves in sheep clothing? Explain why the Jerusalem Police has been investigating for the past few days whether Peretz Hirschenbaum, Director of the charity Meir Panim, and David Roth, Director of American Friends of Meir Panim, attempted to blackmail influential Haredi journalist Dudi Zilbershlag.
10.) According to public 990 records, David Roth is the named Principal overseeing this charity, the company who prepares your tax return is named Roth & Company. Please confirm to your donors that there is no conflict of interest between your tax preparer and Principal.
11.) Explain this video made by Eagles Wings Robert Stearns and why he is claiming this is his food kitchen when everyone is wearing Meir Panim aprons? Is this Meir Panim’s kitchen or Robert Stearns? Why are two charities claiming ownership?
12.) Explain why CUFI Director Robert Stearns keeps calling up Meir Panim reps on GOD TV year after year but the check is always made out to non-registered organization?
13.) Please explain the special friendship your charity has with the CUFI leader John Hagee? Are CUFI and Cornerstone donors aware that their donations are funneled to your food bank?
14.) Please explain why David Birnbaum’s "Defending Zion" website is one digit off from CUFI? This would appear to be confusing to donors.
15.) Please explain how Meir Panim is tied in with Afikim charity? According to this document listed here…
16.) Please explain how Dudi Zilbershlag left Meir Panim and how he is related to Afikim… In fact, please provide details why all your board members seem to be attached to multiple other charities that all fundraise for the same causes?
17.) Please explain the deception shown between Meir Panim and CUFI leader Robert Stearns in the following two BREAKINGISRAELNEWS articles? The young pastors of Eagles’ Wings present Meir Panim with a generous donation (Photo: Breaking Israel News). Not true! Look at the photo and the check is made out to ABRAHAMS BREAD. A non-registered charity.
But in a second article by the same BreakingIsraelNews, this version is shared with Robert Stearns donators? Why are there two articles from the same newspaper, same authors, days apart from each other?
18.) David Birnbaum, your Meir Panim executive director is linked to an extensive background in Information Technology Fraud. How does one go from the background of being an IT Identity Theft expert to the face behind so many charities? Please explain how he made this career transition and what IT skills is he currently bringing to your organization?
19.) Research shows David Birnbaum was the CEO of Intelligent Biometrics Security Solution. A company that mysteriously disappeared in 2004 and had access to databases of biometric material. Intelligent Biometrics Security Solutions was shown contracting with the US Government in early 2000’s. According to this link, American Friends of Meir Panim filed for H1B Visas. What is the status of visas filed?
20.) Why is Meir Panims executive David Birnbaum associated with so many email and domain accounts? According to GODADDY, he owns over 167 different charity domains. We donors want a list of every charity domain that solicited for funds?
21.) Please explain how Meir Panim chooses what photos are used in their donation requests. It would appear false photos on your website are traced back for several years.
22.) Please explain why so many false Facebook accounts are linked to liking and sharing your multiple charity pages?
23.) Why does David Birnbaum’s “Hope for Zion” charity address link to a UPS Store? If it using the same DBA as Meir Panim then why are using different locations? Please provide written literature and a copy of the charity’s latest annual report. This should include a list of the board of directors, a mission statement and the most recent available audited financial statements with accompanying notes. Please also include how much donations go for the general administration and fundraising expenses. A copy of both charities’ tax exempt letter is also being requested. Are you registered Federal, state, or local authorities?
24.) Please provide a statement from the new HOPE FOR ZION executive director Sharon Benary-Mann found on this website. Is she aware this charity is non registered according to the IRS?
25.) Please explain why Meir Panim created dba "Tikva’s Hope" when you are fundraising for the same causes? Please provide written literature and a copy of the charity’s latest annual report. This should include a list of the board of directors, a mission statement and the most recent available audited financial statements with accompanying notes. Please also include how much donations go for the general administration and fundraising expenses. A copy of both charities’ tax exempt letter is also being requested. Are you registered Federal, state, or local authorities?
26.) Please explain why the charity Kollel Tiferes Bachurim is using the same EIN number as Meir Panim? Please provide written literature and a copy of the charity’s latest annual report. This should include a list of the board of directors, a mission statement and the most recent available audited financial statements with accompanying notes. Please also include how much donations go for the general administration and fundraising expenses. A copy of both charities’ tax exempt letter is also being requested. Are you registered Federal, state, or local authorities?
27.) Please explain why the charity CHICKEN FOR SHABBOT is using the same EIN number as Meir Panim? Please provide written literature and a copy of the charity’s latest annual report. This should include a list of the board of directors, a mission statement and the most recent available audited financial statements with accompanying notes. Please also include how much donations go for the general administration and fundraising expenses. A copy of both charities’ tax exempt letter is also being requested. Are you registered Federal, state, or local authorities?
28.) Explain why you have so many DBA’s then why are using the same bank out NY with different account numbers? Should these DBA’s be listed on your 990’s separately?
29.) Please explain the photos just posted to your Facebook wall about the new warehouse in Jerusalem? It’s our understanding you have the largest food bank in the entire middle east located in Kiryat Gat Israel that is almost complete. Did you just buy another location in Jerusalem? Please also explain why hide comments for the public to see on your FB page?
30.) Please explain why American Friends of Meir Panim’s FB page is listing another charity address of 347 5th Street, NY NY 10016 ? Whose office is this and what work is being done through it?
31.) Please explain why David Birnbaum’s "Heart for Zion" allows for Facebook donations but according to the IRS it is a nonregistered 501c? Please also explain why Heart for Zion’s entire website is mostly comprised of stock images and duplicate pictures of other charity websites? Please explain how your charity picks their stories to accompany the canstockphotos you purchase?
32.) Please explain why your charities IP address history keeps changing and why all emails sent from your executive director are untraceable and spoofed?
33.) According to your website, Please explain the corporate-charity alliance between Meir Panim and Schulz Quality Catering, Israel’s largest corporate food service provider. From the inception date of 2010 to current.
34.) According to your website, Meir Panim’s Israel Nutrition Center was creating over 200 new jobs. What is status on those new jobs?
35.) Please explain the amazing coincidence that there is a David Birnbaum on the Advisory board of www.stalker.com and a David Birnbaum, Meir Panim executive, who was criminally charged with stalking a woman. The stalking was so severe the state of Kansas issued the victim a lifetime protection order.
36.) Please explain why David Birnbaum was also employed with American Friends of Shalva during his criminal trial. Employment dates from Shalva are requested along with proof of the new hospital that set to be built in Israel on a road that doesn’t seem to exist according to google maps.
37.) For three years, the Meir panim website has been documented. According to that documentation, we show you have been 2.4 million shy in donations to complete the food bank. Why has this donation page been the same for the past three years especially when you have so many branches internationally that are soliciting for funds?
38.) Please provide the location address seen in the following video when the Jewish Federation of Reading PA visited in 2012?
39.) Please explain how the Mortimer Zuckerman is found soliciting for his food facility in 2006 yet no one in Israel has yet to seen this building completed?
40.) Please explain Malcolm Hoenlein visit to Meir Panim’s nutrition center in 2010 and why this building is not completed yet?
41.) Please explain how many “AMERICAN FRIENDS” charities you and your board members are attached to? We find it an amazing coincidence that David Birnbaum lived in a one mile radius of 10 additional American Friends charities in NJ that are ALL ran from houses and UPS stores!
42.) Please review the following 990 report from the JEWISH COMMUNAL FUND. According to their public 990’s, their net assets and/or fund balance shows $1,179,358,145. On pages 40-50 it lists over 118 “AMERICAN FRIEND” Charities that are receiving grant money annually from the fund. Millions of dollars distributed to possible copycat fraudulent charities. What is your grant process to receive money from this fund? How many American Friend charities link back to you?
43.) How many different funds is Meir Panim receiving grants from annually? What is that total dollar amount received by fund money?
44.) Please explain the overwhelming coincidence that there are several David Birnbaum profiles found on LinkedIn with and without photos. Most of them show New York City. All overlapping in IT companies, investments, and charities?
45.) Are you the same David Birnbaum listed in the following article in regards to stealing someone’s identity?
46.) Are you the same David Birnbaum also found in this article?
47.) Explain why one investigative reporter linked Meir Panim to mafia connections?
48.) It is publically known that John Hagee Ministries claims to have given over $80 million to Jewish and Israeli charities over the past thirty-two years. How much of that 80 million went to Meir Panim and their associated “charities” ?
49.) We have a documented case of a single woman in the state of Kansas who received a LIFETIME PROTECTION ORDER from your Meir Panim executive director, David Birnbaum. We consider this a very serious and urgent matter that requires full time protection. Throughout our research, we can’t find another documented order that reads “until death of the defendant” NATIONALLY!
Being that your charity raises money off the fact you help single mothers, why are convicted for scaring them in the state of KS? Why is it that after 3 years and a protection order in hand, your charities are still linked to the continued harassment that she receives? What peace of mind is your charity willing to provide her and her family in regards to their safety moving forward?
50.) How can you still solicit for funds when the world is watching your actions don’t match your words? The financial contributions that you are receiving nationally and internationally don’t add up to the number of children still in need of food in their stomach. It’s a simple math equation and if your charity would be willing to full disclose details; will your numbers match up??? If they don't add up, then what is actually being funded?
If you agree this charity needs to provide transparency and answer all or some of these 50 questions, please sign the petition. Sign it because a child with a hungry stomach needs your help. Sign it because in the words of a very decent human being, Elie Weisel, “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice but there must never be a time when we fail to Protest it.”
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