Our Mission

Panim Hadashot-New Faces

Revitalizing Shabbat Hospitality

 

Meaning

Panim Hadashot –פנים חדשות  (Pah-neem Chah-dah-shote) means “new faces” in Hebrew. It is an ancient Jewish term associated with hospitality and the Sabbath.

Mission

Panim Hadashot-New Faces fosters Sabbath joy (Oneg Shabbat) by encouraging home hospitality, reviving the tradition of table singing through our music, exploring timely Jewish teachings, and bringing “new faces,” people from diverse backgrounds, together in celebration.      

What We Do

Panim Hadashot-New Faces is a unique Jewish organization that teams up with hosts all around Seattle and surrounding communities through our Shabbat Hospitality Partnerships to bring Sabbath joy to home gatherings with our Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. We also provide opportunities for all those we touch to enjoy the song, music, learning, and prayer offered by our Heart of Shabbat Ensemble at Shabbat, Festival, and High Holiday gatherings open to the entire community.