For children, traditions and rituals are significant; they provide predictability, support, and familiarity, while bringing families together and creating unity and a sense of belonging.
I tried to hide my religion during my entire childhood. When I look back, I wonder who I was kidding.
Despite growing up in a Jewish household, it was not until high school that my Judaism really shaped my life’s path.
When my term as youth group president ended, I was not ready to stop my social action and community building efforts, so I decided to run for the local board of education.