Jewish Journal

  • A man developing a plan: Micah Hyman

    By Jared Sichel

    June 11, 2014 | 1:13 pm

    YULA Boys High School

    Going to: Yeshivat Sha’alvim; New York University

    This summer, Micah Hyman will be doing precisely what many unemployed teenage boys will be doing — playing video games. 

    Except Hyman will be doing it as an intern at Treyarch, the Santa Monica-based...

  • Building a positive outlook: Yosef Nemanpour

    By Elyse Glickman

    June 11, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    Shalhevet High School
    Going to
    : Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah; Yeshiva University

    Yosef Nemanpour knows the difference between being a bystander in life and an “upstander,” Shalhevet High School’s widely used term to describe someone who constantly interacts with his world at large...

  • The giver: Rachel Brunelle

    By Jared Sichel

    June 11, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    YULA Girls High School
    Going to: Midreshet HaRova seminary; New York University

    When Rachel Brunelle was in 10th grade at YULA Girls High School, she took one look at the list of approved community service projects and immediately was disappointed.

    She already had been...

  • Generation inspiration: Emma Bloom

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    June 11, 2014 | 12:59 pm

    Milken Community Schools
    Going to: Skidmore College

    When Emma Bloom sat down to talk with Holocaust survivors at her school as part of the Righteous Conversations Project, an organization that connects teens with survivors, she was inspired to think about what she could do to...

  • Issues-oriented, with a heart: Daniella Wenger

    By Ryan Torok

    June 11, 2014 | 12:52 pm

    Milken Community Schools
    Going to: UC Berkeley

    In a way, what Daniella Wenger wants out of life is simple: She wants it to be interesting.

    And she’s willing to work to make that happen, as she did earlier this year when she helped bring a day of TED-style talks to her...

  • World traveler, community journalist: Tamar Willis

    by Michelle Chernak

    June 11, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    Shalhevet High School

    Going to: Hevruta Partnership in Global Jewish Learning; Princeton University

    Calling Tamar Willis a global citizen doesn’t go far enough, even though she’s spent time in Africa and Israel. This Shalhevet High School senior spent the past four years...

  • Advocating for dignity: Jacob Artson

    by Michelle Chernack

    June 11, 2014 | 12:42 pm

    Emerson Academy

    Jacob Artson completed his coursework, participated in extracurricular activities and will be graduating this month, just like so many other high school seniors in America. 

    But Jacob is not an average student. He is an anomaly. 

    Artson has autism, but that...

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