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I picked up a couple in Capital Hill area of Seattle to take them to the airport. The woman saw my kippah and quickly surmised that I was a rabbi. It turns out that she was a therapist who had a unique insight into the work that I do for ...continue reading "Tales of the Lyfter Rebbe, 5/22/19 Distractions"

The news of the massacre at a Mosque in New Zealand is another reminder of the destructive virus of acts of hatred and violence that shatter our world. The painful echoes of Charleston and Pittsburgh are heard again. As an organization that brings people through hospitality, we are especially pained ...continue reading "Our Hearts are Breaking"

From Israel to SE Alaska I picked up a young man named Joel in the University District who was loaded with gear. As it turned out he was on his way to Southeast Alaska to work as a counselor on a wilderness program for troubled teens. The teens, he told ...continue reading "Tales of the Lyfter Rebbe, Monday, Feb 25, 2019"

A key part of our Home Shabbat Experience that Panim Hadashot offers is the presence of a 'Shabbat Animator'.  A Shabbat Animator "animates"-brings alive the experience of Shabbat at home.  Rabbi Dov Gartenberg is our lead Shabbat Animator. He has a mastery of Shabbat table music and folksongs. As a ...continue reading "What is a Shabbat Animator?"

We are happy to announce our Out of the Box Panim Hadashot Home Shabbat Experiences for January-February 2019.  This is a unique service of Panim Hadashot that gives you an opportunity to host a great Shabbat experience in your home or community room. Invite a group or friends, family, and ...continue reading "Our Out of the Box Home Shabbat Experiences for Prospective Shabbat Hosts, January-February 2019"