When thousands of Jewish teens, professionals and community leaders descend upon Atlanta this February, we will be able to celebrate being Jewish, both as individual movements and together as one Jewish people.
During March 28-30, 190 Jewish teens came together from Houston, San Antonio and Austin, Texas, at the Houston Marriott Westchase to celebrate their Judaism at a sold-out Mishpacha Means Family: Lonestar Regional Kallah 2014.
The Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee annually hosts a community model Seder to call attention to a critical justice issue. This year on Wednesday, the federation is hosting a community Seder that focuses on justice in education.
The Lappin Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural awards for teen leadership and Israel advocacy to two BBYO teens. Trevor Brown, 18, of Georgetown, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Youth to Israel Jewish Teen Leadership Award. Andrew Jacobson, 17, of Swampscott, will receive the 2015 Youth to Israel Exceptional Teen Israel Advocate Award.
When 2,200 BBYO teens joined forces with 1,000 members of NFTY — the North American Federation of Temple Youth represents the younger cohort of the Reform movement — for a day of joint learning sessions in Atlanta on Feb. 14, Christiansen found that the teens had more in common than he realized.
From Bulgaria to Canada, Argentina to Macedonia, there is an unbelievably diverse Jewish population out there that, despite centuries of assimilation threats and persecution, has formed strong communities that are deeply committed to sustaining Jewish life.