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.
A fourth generation BBYO member from Memphis, who is the current president of Rose Belz Kriger BBG, has taken her love for the youth organization one step farther - joining BBYO's International Teen Board as new International Sh'licha (vice president of Jewish Heritage) for the 2015-16 programming year.
BBYO Community Engagement Fellow Ryan Ladd witnessed the Student Government Legislative Assembly at The University of Texas at Austin reject a bill calling for the university to boycott, divest and sanction Israel, as a part of the global BDS movement.
“Thank you for changing my life.” That’s what my new Ukrainian friend, Juli Kovaliova, said to me during our last embrace. In a moment filled with the purest sense of emotion, I did not know how to respond. All I could think to say was, “No, thank you. Thank you for changing my life.”