For Rebecca Halpern, working with teenagers in Yerucham in the Negev during July made the summer of 2007 one she will always remember. “It felt so good for me to help the teens,” the Stern College for Women student said. “And it meant so much to them. Every morning they would come in with a smile and hug.”
Students from yeshiva high schools around the United States will gather in Cleveland, TX, approximately 60 miles north of Houston, March 13 – 15 to explore American Jewish identity. Following student-led presentations and panel discussions on the challenges, conflicts and implications of being both American and Jewish, attendees will hear from Ben Fine, a student at Yavneh Academy of Dallas and founder and president of Students Against Terrorism (S.A.T.), on “Effective Student Leadership from Overseas.”
Yeshiva high school students from around the United States gathered Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at a retreat center in the Poconos for “One Nation Under God,” a leadership development conference sponsored by Eimatai, an initiative of Yeshiva University. This project is designed to help teens balance their dual identities.