Over 3,000 teenagers from multiple Jewish youth groups gathered in Atlanta for a series of events aimed at both strengthening Jewish identity among teens and rallying philanthropic support for such programs.
The following is the text of the winning entry in BBYO’s Oratory Contest. The winner was announced at BBYO’s International Convention 2015, which runs through Monday in Atlanta. The author addressed the prompt: “If you could modify any of the 10 Commandments, which would you choose and what would your modification be?”
Recently in my mother’s bedroom, I discovered a Passover guide published by the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization in Washington, D.C., that likely dates to the 1950s. Looking through this guide stimulated memories of celebrating Passover as a child at home with my family.