In the months prior to the shooting at Perry Hall High School, teen leaders at Baltimore’s BBYO chapter had kicked around ideas about composing a pledge that would take a concrete stance against bullying.
Avigayle Adler grew up in circumstances most people do not find themselves in, but she maintains an upbeat attitude and pursues her dreams.You would never guess, from looking at the smiling face of the young woman selling her painted glass and paper-cut creations on Fridays in downtown Jerusalem, that she’s had to make her own way in a world that was not always kind to her.
Jake Levy is prepared for his freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania. Beyond his clothing, his academic supplies and his dorm necessities, he is very clear about his Jewish identity. He declares without hesitation, “I love all things Jewish.”
Entering her sophomore year at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, Dana was chosen as council shaliach by Baltimore’s BBYO chapter. The position entails keeping the members connected to their religion and organizing social action and community service opportunities.