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PB&J Summit a Success

Back in May we posted about BBYO’s PB&J (Poverty, Bread & Justice) Jewish Teen Summit on Hunger. There was little doubt that the summit would be anything but amazing. Below, participant Joshua Chasan from Seattle recounts his experience there, to fill us in on just how amazing it was.

When I was preparing to come to Washington, DC, for PB & J I really tried to get myself into a business mindset. I wanted to be mentally prepared for a lot of learning and the serious nature of the topic of hunger. Beyond that, I really didn’t know what else to expect.

On Thursday, I arrived in Washington, DC, with more than 70 other teens from around the country. Some I had met at other BBYO events and the rest would soon become my friends. We started the seminar with an eye-opening event, the Oxfam Hunger Banquet. The activity broke the 72 of us into the world’s populations; the majority being low income and without food, and a very small majority having access to food regularly. After our learning banquet we were joined by Hazon founder, Nigel Savage for our real dinner and later he spoke to all of us.
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On Tap: PanimWorks Southwest

Calling all high school students on the lookout for an amazing summer adventure: join Panim: The Institute for Jewish Leadership & Values for 12 days of Jewish learning, cultural exchange and service in the Southwest.

Participants will live and work on a Native American reservation in Colorado and northern New Mexico, spending one week volunteering with local organizations, painting homes, and helping organize activities with the Navajo, Hopi or Zuni Nation communities. Along the way, they will gain first-hand experience about Native American traditions, spend time hiking, exploring and camping in the Southwest’s gorgeous landscape, interact with a pluralistic community of Jewish participants, explore Jewish texts and celebrate Shabbat together. (The trip is kosher, vegetarian and Shabbat-friendly.)

Panim, which is a division of Bnai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO), is a youth-focused Institute that impacts the next generation of Jewish teens, empowering them towards a lifetime of leadership and service.
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PB&J Summit: Poverty, Bread & Justice with BBYO

Volunteering at a soup kitchen or food pantry has long been a popular service activity for teens – easy to organize and meaningful. Now, BBYO is helping teens take the next step with PB&J: Poverty, Bread & Justice: A Jewish Teen Summit on Hunger.

Jewish teens from around the country will convene in Washington, D.C., for five days this summer (Thurs., June 24-Mon., June 28) to discuss today’s most pressing food-related questions. (Hint: There’s more to it than “What’s for dinner?”)
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