As a Jewish teenager, I worry about school, extracurricular activities, homework, walking the dog, and of course, sleep. During the summer, I have no worries (well, I still walk the dog). This summer, instead of sleeping till noon and staying up until 2 a.m., I chose to discover my Jewish identity.
As momentum builds towards the culmination of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz's 45-year quest to translate the Talmud, over 256 Jewish communities around the world are planning study programs on the Global Day of Jewish Learning, Sunday, November 7th, to mark the occasion. Just four weeks away, communities that have signed on for Global Day now include: Mumbai, Havana, Detroit, Miami, Bratislava, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Washington, Moscow, Los Angeles, and all points in between.
Summer of 2010 brought teens to the beach and movies, but for BBYO, the world's leading pluralistic teen movement, it also brought more than 1,000 teens together in leadership and Jewish identity enriching experiences.
This story comes to us from BBYO, the leading pluralistic teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For 90 years, BBYO has provided identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for hundreds of thousands of Jewish teens.
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.