February 2013 Panim el Panim
Posted on 02/18/2013 @ 11:51 AM
Read more about Panim el Panim through the eyes of a teen participant, Anya Steinhart, United Synagogue of Hoboken, in Hoboken, NJ.
On Sunday, we started our amazing Panim el Panim experience. We heard from speakers from the National Coalition for the Homeless. Everyone was really moved by their stories. They told us about their own homelessness experiences. They also explained to us that homeless people aren’t all crazy, and their homelessness experiences had to do with a lot of mistakes that happened in their lives. Their stories were very touching, and it made me feel differently about homeless people and how we should treat them.
Afterwards, the seminar split up into two groups and went to two different evening activities. I went to walk around the monuments. It was really cold outside, but walking around the monuments at night was really cool. My personal favorite was the Lincoln memorial. It’s really beautiful at night.