On Dec. 5, BBYO honored Rachel Kronowitz and Mark Plotkin with the Philip Berg Distinguished Alumni Award at the ninth annual Celebration of BBYO for their involvement in both the international Jewish youth organization and the D.C. community.
Brittany Bruck recently returned from coordinating BBYO’s Fall Teen Issue Summit, Hunger Is Not A Game: A Teen Issue Summit on Hunger Awareness and Advocacy, where nearly 80 teens met in Detroit, Michigan to learn, volunteer and advocate to fight hunger.
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.