Although Gideon Ben Ami retired from managing food chains in Israel and abroad, he came back to work and is currently serving as the Executive Director of Pesia’s Kitchen NPO in south Tel Aviv. Gideon moved to the US at a young and raised a large family there. Once his four children had grown, he […]
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Pesia’s Kitchen: One Man’s Quest to Feed Hungry People Our first stop was Google headquarters in Tel Aviv. Gideon Ben Ami parked, ran up to the cafeteria, and emerged with a dolly piled with trays of food left over from that day’s lunch. Then he was off to a utility company for more. His little […]
“A beautiful, infuriating, unforgettable film” – Global Visions Film Festival Chelsea Film Festival – *** Best Documentary Award***Global Visions Film FestivalLa Cruces International Film FestivalNice International Film Festival Fifteen-year-old Naka is an anomaly. An honor student in the northern Israeli town of Nahariya, she glides through Hebrew, English, and Arabic fluently, sings in a band, […]
Gideon Ben Ami used to own a popular chain of restaurants in Israel. But in retirement, the 69-year-old has devoted his life to delivering over 15 tons of food a month to people in need.
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Gideon Ben-Ami has an uncanny ability to discover the poorest and most overlooked people hidden in the bustling metropolis.’By Abigail Klein Leichman Once upon a time, Gideon Ben-Ami brought Israeli musicians to Carnegie Hall in Manhattan. Today he brings fresh food to a shelter for drug-addicted streetwalkers in Tel Aviv. The former impresario, restaurateur and alternative-energy […]
We have written many times about Gideon Ben Ami, our friend in Tel Aviv who derives great pleasure from feeding people who are hungry and with so few resources that a nutritious meal is beyond their means. Gideon’s latest venture involves the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables grown in Israel and how, with Gideon’s hard […]
Gideon Ben-Ami has an uncanny ability to discover the poorest and most overlooked people hidden in the bustling metropolis.’By Abigail Klein Leichman Once upon a time, Gideon Ben-Ami brought Israeli musicians to Carnegie Hall in Manhattan. Today he brings fresh food to a shelter for drug-addicted streetwalkers in Tel Aviv. Watch our friend Gideon Ben Ami in Tel […]