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PB&J: Poverty, Bread & Justice

A Jewish Teen Summit on Hunger

June 24 - 28, in Washington, DC


Hungry for Change? More than 70 teens from around the country came to Washington, DC, for five days to take on today's hottest issues around hunger.

  • How does what I eat impact the environment?
  • What is Kosher, and why does it matter?
  • How can I promote healthy eating?
  • How can I fight hunger?

Together, the teens answered the tough questions about food, beyond "What's for dinner?"

Over the course of five days in the Nation's capital teens had the opportunity to celebrate Shabbat and Havdalah amongst the monuments, engage in service and advocacy, meet with their Congressional offices, and make strides in eliminating hunger in America and the world.

The teens stayed in a DC hotel, joined together for meals, sessions, and educational programming. The seminar included interactive sessions in which teens related Jewish texts and values to the world around them. Students also received political and issue advocacy training. To learn more about this event, and get answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: PB&J FAQ

Who Attended?

The PB & J Summit was attended by more than 70 teens from across the country. Like all Panim el Panim programs it was open to all Jewish teens going into 10th, 11th and 12th grade. Teens were able to sign up for seminars as individual participants without having to be part of a larger delegation.

Tell Me More

PB&J is a Panim el Panim experience brought together by the PANIM Institute of BBYO in cooperation with American Jewish World Service, Hazon, Jewish Council on Public Affairs, Jewish Federations of North America, Kayam Organic Farm, Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and Telem.

Learn more about this program by visiting the blog which features reflections from participants and staff, or by reading the press release.

Since 1988, 16,000 teens from more than 200 communities have traveled to Washington to participate in Panim el Panim. Each seminar brings together diverse groups of 10th-12th grade students from around the country to explore public policy and social activism through a Jewish lens.

If you are a teen interested in attending, the guardian of a teen interested in attending, or an adult interested in bringing a delegation of students, to a similar style program please click here to be contacted by a Panim el Panim representative to learn more.

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“For the first time in my life, I was able to blend my Jewish values with my passion for service. Panim el Panim taught me a lot about what it means to be Jewish in today’s world.” - Adam Bradlow

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