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February 2013 Panim el Panim 2

Posted on 02/18/2013 @ 11:51 AM

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Read more about Panim el Panim through the eyes of a teen participant, Elana Muroff, Los Angeles Hebrew High School, Los Angeles, CA.

Today was an exciting day! Being the first group to arrive, we had to wait for all the other groups to make their way to D.C. Our group explored Washington, D.C. before the other groups arrived – it was great!

Once everyone arrived, we had a session on what to expect from Panim el Panim and our potential impact on the world. Then we had icebreakers, and we had two guest speakers from the National Coalition for the Homeless. The taught us about their encounters with homelessness, and how to treat homeless people we encounter in the future. Tomorrow, when we are going out to do Street Torah, the information they provided will be useful. 

After dinner, we either went to BBYO's International Convention’s concert or took a stroll around the White House and monuments. I can’t wait until tomorrow!

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