On Thursday, Nov. 21, BBYO Lonestar Region brought together more than 200 middle school and high school students from across Houston to see an exclusive pre-screening of the new “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie and to raise awareness about hunger in the community.
Travel restrictions imposed by the FAA on U.S. airlines servicing Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport are now in their second day with no indication when they will be lifted. Of course, that is causing all kinds of trouble for people trying to get to Israel or fly back home.
During their high school years, most teenagers wrestle with what seems like endless questions, and very few answers. Questions that, as I now look back, allowed me to explore and connect with my heritage and culture, and to develop my Jewish identity.