TORONTO — Jesse Freedman says he and fellow Jewish teens have a responsibility to prevent atrocities from happening again. A Grade 11 student at Crestwood College in Toronto, Freedman, 16, recently participated in the March of the Living, the annual Holocaust educational program that takes place in Poland and Israel. “The trip was powerful, but we can’t let the trip just end,” he told The CJN.
Olathe, KS—April 20, 2011 is a big day in the lives of people battling brain cancer. That's because it's a big day in the life of a teenager who has become their champion. Reaching 4 Excellence Young Achiever Meryl Engle's unique fund raising project is bringing in more than $40,000 for her to donate to Head for the Cure.
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.