Children & Youth

Menorah Finds New Home As Special Bar Mitzvah Gift

By Mary Klaus

An old menorah found in a Virginia attic and nearly thrown away has a new home with a recently Bar Mitzvah.

C.J. Schneier, who became a Bar Mitzvah at Chisuk Emuna in May, received the gift from Matt McGuire, a Catholic man new to the area.

McGuire, who in November moved wit…

The Next Chapter

By Sammy Schwab

Many of my parent's friends who I bump into at the JCC all ask me, “What is next”?

My answer is astoundingly simple, "EVERYTHING!”

Everything is what is next. I may be a senior and graduating from high school, and ultimately the JCC in some respects, however, my shot…

An Update from BBYO

By Melissa Hans and Brenen Grossman, Presidents of Liberty BBYO

Across the globe this fall, thousands of teens are turning to BBYO and discovering a sense of meaning and belonging, a support system in a time of profound change and uncertainty, and the inspiration and the platform to make an…

The SABABA Graduates of 2020

Introduction by Sally Jo Bronner

The high school graduates of 2020 have missed out on milestones and rites of passage teenagers look forward to in their senior year due to the public health crisis. SABABA graduates, however, also missed out on participating in the March of the Living, a lea…

Local Teen Among Recipients of National Award for Effecting Social Change

By Adam Grobman

Max Astrachan, a local Jewish teen and Sababa student, is among 15 teen leaders announced as recipients of the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards.

Presented by the Hellen Diller Family Foundation, the award recognizes teens working across the globe to address urgent issues, fro…