Education (General) Jewish culture, education, and community Panim el Panim fosters Jewish identity and unity within a culturally-fractured Israel via supplemental Jewish educational enrichment programs. Panim el Panim's main programs are concentrated within the high schools and the IDF.
Panim el Panim’s main projects are:
Midrasha Program- brings Jewish values and Jewish identity lectures and informal educational workshops to 20,000 students in more than 30 state high schools from Dimona in the South to Netanya in the North.
Panim el Panim ("coming face to face") was founded in Jerusalem by Col. (res.) Geva Rapp, a leading IDF officer who served for over twenty-five years in the IDF, and by community leaders from Southern Israel, just after the Disengagement Plan was ratified in the Knesset in 2004. Its activities then were in the form of door-to-door meetings between volunteers and the average Israeli household. These meetings attempted to break down the barriers between Jewish Israelis by discussing Jewish identity and Jewish values. As a result of these meetings, Panim el Panim suddenly became aware of the overwhelming openness and yearning throughout Israeli society for Jewish knowledge and experience as never before. This led Panim el Panim to regionally expand its outreach while diversifying its programs to fit the specific needs of various nationwide organizations. Today we provide professional programming for thousands of students, young adults, and families in Israel.