Shabbat is more than just a “day off” for many Jews around the world. It’s often referred to as a day of physical and spiritual joy which is used to rest and reconnect with family and friends.
I hadn’t comprehended that I was going to Germany with BBYO. I hadn’t taken in that I was about to learn more about my Jewish roots, meet Jewish teens from the other side of the world, and – as always – have fun.
My Jewish experience is very different from those of my friends. My parents emigrated from Moscow to Tel Aviv to San Francisco.
Over the course of the nine days, 15 teens from across the United States, Lithuania and Canada, were immersed in the vibrancy of German Jewry.
For nine days in April, I was lucky enough to explore Berlin and Frankfurt’s Jewish communities alongside 14 other BBYO teens from the United States, Canada, and Lithuania.
Senior year. For students all across the nation, the end of this long-awaited year traditionally means prom, graduation parties, and enjoying their last days of high school with their friends.
Shock, confusion, embarrassment – for every #MeToo account that comes to light, many in our community have pondered why those with Jewish perpetrators hit us the hardest.
This year, the International Day of Jewish Teen Service, J-Serve, took a very different approach than in previous years.
On April 22, South Jersey Region BBG celebrated 75 years of B’nai B’rith Girls History!