Pnina Agenyahu

Jewish Agency Senior Shlicha
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington


Pnina Agenyahu is the Jewish Agency senior shlicha of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. She previously served as director of the Hillel Center at Tel Aviv University, and has extensive experience in public speaking and teaching.

In Israel, Pnina was an activist involved in several endeavors aimed at social change and was appointed as public representative on the country’s Council for Higher Education. In 2014, as Israel marked 66 years of independence with a tribute to women, Pnina was named by Haaretz as one of 66 influential Israeli women you should know.  In 2016, Pnina was the recipient of the Ted B. Farber Professional Excellence Award for her work on the Israel Engagement Fellowship for Teens.

Pnina holds a BA in Jewish history and sociology from Hebrew University and an MA in political and public leadership from Tel Aviv University. An Ethiopia native who made aliyah at three years old, Pnina has a unique understanding of and love for the land of Israel, in addition to her love of the People and State of Israel. She and her husband have two children.

Sessions:

Amazing Emissaries: How Shlichim Transform Jewish Communities Around the World