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.