Panim el Panim
Washington, DC Wants You! Join Jewish teens from around the country in a city that has it all for a teen leader – Washington, D.C. At Panim el Panim seminars teens will see all of the city’s most famous tourist sites while gaining insider access to locations like the U.S. Capitol! Teens have the opportunity to meet and lobby members of Congress, learn from advocacy experts on Israel, healthcare, the environment and today’s hottest topics, and do service projects that provide direct aid to those in need in the city.
Teens participating in Panim el Panim seminars walk away with enhanced skills as a community leader and a greater understanding of civic engagement. In addition, these skills will help strengthen your individual or regional Stand UP campaigns!
In the 2010 - 2011 school year The PANIM Institute is adding new and excited additions to the traditional Panim el Panim offerings. Don't miss out on any of the following programs:
- Traditional Panim el Panim integrates Jewish values with political action and community service during a 3 or 4-day seminar in Washington, DC. On Panim el Panim, teens interact with today’s hottest issues, leading experts, Congressional Offices, and outstanding Jewish educators.
2010 - 2011 Dates for Panim el Panim:
- November 14 - 17 (Pluralistic Day School Seminar)
- December 12 - 15 (Orthodox Day School Seminar)
- January 16 - 18 (3 Day Community Seminar)
- February 20 - 23 (4 Day Community Seminar)
- March 11 - 14 (4 Day Community Shabbaton)
- March 13 - 15 (East Coast Kallah Extension)
- March 27 - 30 (4 Day Community Seminar)
The community seminars are open to all Jewish teens! Teens are encouraged to register with friends or individually. No matter who you attend with you'll definitely go home with a new group of friends ready to change the world!
- Teen Issue Summits are opportunities for teens to engage deeply with some of the country’s most pressing political concerns. The Teen Summit model was piloted in June, 2010 at Poverty, Bread, and Justice (PB & J): A Jewish Teen Summit on Hunger. In the fall of 2010 more than 70 teens came to New Orleans for the The Big EASY Summit at the Jewish Federations' GA Summit, and in summer of 2011, in partnership with the March of the Living, PANIM will offer a Human Rights and Genocide focused Issue Summit.
Who can attend?
These programs are open to all Jewish teens in 10th - 12th grade. Teens can sign up for seminars as individual participants without having to be part of a larger delegation. Feel free to bring a friend and share the experience together!!
Are Scholarships Available?
Yes! Scholarship funding is available for a life-changing Panim el Panim experience!
How do I find out more?
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, please click here to be contacted by a Panim el Panim representative to learn more.
Click here to download a sample intinerary for a Panim el Panim seminar
Learn more about the Panim el Panim experience at the blog, written by Panim el Panim alumni!
Ready to Register?
If you are signing up for a Panim el Panim seminar as an indivdual teen, or with friends you can now sign up online! To register, please click below on the date you would like to attend.
February 20-23, 2011 Participant Registration Form
March 11-14, 2011 Participant Registration Form
March 13 -1 5, 2011 Panim el Panim ECKstension, open only to East Coast Kallah Participants
March 27-30, 2011 Participant Registration Form
If you are registering a delegation, class or large group you can register online here.
Panim el Panim Forms
Panim el Panim is Hebrew for “face to face.” Since 1988, 16,000 teens from more than 200 communities have traveled to Washington to participate in Panim el Panim. About 1,000 participants each year meet with Members of Congress and their staff, hear from policy experts, enjoy Washington's national monuments and historic sites and return home knowing that they have the power to make a difference!
For twenty years, the PANIM Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values has been empowering Jewish teens to a lifetime of activism, leadership and service. Now, as a division of BBYO, PANIM continues to offer its high-quality content and experiences to significantly more Jewish institutions and teens, creating a movement of young activists ready to take on the challenges facing society and the Jewish community.!