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Their childhoods were stripped from them. Seventy years later, we—teens who are enjoying what they couldn’t when they were our age—are part of the last generation with the opportunity to hear firsthand from those who experienced the horrors of the Holocaust.
Michele Rodri was 7 years old when a pair of Nazi storm troopers plucked her out of a game of hopscotch outside her Paris home. Telling her story to a group of Southern California teens at Shabbat dinner on the evening of Nov. 6, Rodri lifted her plastic plate to demonstrate the ease with which they hoisted her into the back of a truck.
On Saturday, Oct. 10, the lovely ladies of Reba Wadel BBG No. 349 asked a very important question: Why can't womanhood be pluralistic? Why can't we define our own womanhood? Many people have confronted this question, but the social stigma surrounding this topic is still strong.
On Friday, August 14, 2015, the Executive Leaders of the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and the B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG), the high school leadership fraternity and sorority of BBYO, passed a motion to ensure BBYO continues to be fully gender inclusive and pluralistic.