Young philanthropists came to the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County in South River to participate in the local effort of J-Serve: A National Day of Jewish Youth Service — helping the homeless, sick children, and American soldiers.
On March 21-23, over 700 Jewish teens gathered for the 5th annual East Coast Kallah in Bethesda, Maryland. Teens from 8 different regions joined together for a weekend themed “Hineni: I am here. Where are you?”
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.