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.
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.
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.