Aliya Droker, 16, of Bellevue, center, gets help cleaning whipped cream off her face by her laughing friends, from left, Sabrina Kavesh, Emma Graham, Alex Lowenson, and Whitley Pearson, right, after getting a pie in the face at the annual Purim Carnival at the Stroum Jewish Community Center Sunday March 16, 2014. Purim is a celebration commemorating the salvation of the Jewish people in 4th century Persia; it is custom to wear costumes, give gifts to the poor and feast. At the carnival, different Jewish organizations raise money by running booths like this with games and prizes. The girls belong to a BBYO Jewish all-girls youth group chapter called Halom #1240. Their mascot is a cow.
Hamantashen pastries are tradition at the annual Purim Carnival at the Stroum Jewish Community Center.
The book, Tuesdays With Morrie, relates a story about a big wave and a little wave. The little wave is enjoying its beautiful day in the blue ocean until it sees the waves before it crash to the shore.
Approximately 13,000 Jewish teens in more than 90 communities across 20 countries are participating in a day of community service and improvement projects this spring as part of J‑Serve, the International Day of Jewish Youth Service
The Jewish High School of Connecticut (JHSC) is making a name for itself as a home to many young women leaders. Through the skills they develop now, these young women will go on to become the future leaders this world so desperately needs, both within the Jewish community and in the broader world.