Young American Jews have closer ties to Israel than ever before, while Israelis who have moved to the United States are raising the Jewish consciousness of all Jews in the New World.
Jewish youths reportedly assaulted an Arab man in Jerusalem in front of his Jewish friends.
The condition of an Israeli teenager injured in a Palestinian rocket attack on a school bus has worsened. Daniel Viflic's condition was downgraded Tuesday to extremely critical and life threatening, according to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.
A 14-year-old resident of the Druze village of Ussfiya was arrested after admitting to starting the fire that destroyed much of the Carmel Forest.
A 15-year old Orthodox Jewish girl has become the youngest elected public representative in Los Angeles.
A Gaza teen reported by Palestinian officials as killed by Israeli troops returned home alive. Mohammed al-Farmawi, 15, reportedly had been killed Tuesday during clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli troops on the Gaza border during Land Day protests.
Calgary police have issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for an 18-year-old male over a slew of spray-painted anti-Semitic messages.
The racist graffiti on mailboxes, signs at synagogues and a memorial for Holocaust survivors, which surfaced last November, included swastikas and the words "kill Jews" and "six million more."
t's not Jets and Sharks, nor Bloods and Crips, but . . .
Two Israeli cliques somehow manage to 'just get along' in this hiphop music video from rappers Gad Elbaz and Alon de Loco
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The power of the rally was not necessarily its numbers, but its message: The "apathetic youth of America" are, well, not so apathetic. The event was coordinated by Teens Against Genocide (TAG), a group of greater Los Angeles high school students dedicated to raising awareness about the situation in western Sudan. These teenagers joined the group, and the cause, because they feel so strongly about the issue.
My Torah portion is the retelling and explanation of the Ten Commandments by Moses. A teacher of mine encouraged me to pick a commandment mentioned in my portion, and write about what it means to me. Five words instantly flew into my head: "Honor thy father and mother."
We volunteered with the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), a nonprofit organization devoted to ending poverty by furthering sustainable development and promoting international human rights.
"The highest priority for a teen is the avoidance of humiliation at all costs," said Levine. "Cool is an obsession. It prevents children from developing as individuals because they are so concerned about coolness."
A group of 25 campers from Ramah of California's pilot summer in 1955 returned to camp this summer to kick off a yearlong celebration of Ramah's 50 years on the West Coast. The camp officially opened in 1956.
Back then, there were 62 campers and 24 staff members. Tuition for the 10 days was set at $56.16 -- with scholarships available. Today, there are 1,275 campers at the Ojai location, just down the road from the original campsite and a four-week session costs $3,120.
Rabbi Jacob Pressman, director of the camp that first summer, and assistant director Miriam Wise were among the delegates this summer. Rabbi Daniel Greyber, current director, presented the two with an award of recognition for their service.
The alumni toured the camp and then spent the evening in a singalong with current campers. Young campers and alumni alike were touched and amazed to hear that they knew the same camp songs, some of them authored by the adult guests.
Teen magazines like YM or Seventeen are usually aimed at young girls who can spend hours contemplating the deeper questions of life like "How can I tell if he likes me?" or "Is 50 Cent hot or not?"
The Jewish Community Center (JCC) is on the lookout for teen athletes who want to compete in the 2003 JCC Maccabi Games, a week-long international Jewish youth summer games competition, to be held Aug. 8 through Aug. 15.
This year, 70 local athletes will be able to participate in games to be held in Houston and St. Louis, said Matt Lebovits, a Maccabi coordinator. This year's sports include boys basketball and soccer (for those 14 and under), boys and girls soccer (for those 16 and under), girls volleyball (16 and under), baseball, tennis, dance and swimming.
There, a steady stream of vehicles arrived, disgorging clusters of teenagers at Orange County's Jewish Community Center. Instead of movies, sleepovers and football games, the typical high school student's Friday night pursuits, about 60 teens gathered to participate in the center's "Teen Shabbat" program, now in its second year.