Shabbat to Remember launches 50th anniversary Kallah Jewbilee
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Shabbat to Remember launches 50th anniversary Kallah Jewbilee

Esther Geizhals, pictured, celebrated becoming a bat mitzvah at BBYO’s International Kallah Shabbat to Remember along with fellow Holocaust survivors Trudy Albom and Myra Genn. None of them had the chance to do so when they were teenagers. (Courtesy BBYO)
Esther Geizhals, pictured, celebrated becoming a bat mitzvah at BBYO’s International Kallah Shabbat to Remember along with fellow Holocaust survivors Trudy Albom and Myra Genn. None of them had the chance to do so when they were teenagers. (Courtesy BBYO)

BBYO’s International Kallah, celebrating its 50th anniversary, was held earlier this month at its Shabbat to Remember and Jewbilee at Perlman Camp in Lake Como, Pa.

BBYO welcomed eight Holocaust survivors, who told their survival stories to the international Kallah community, made up of 225 teens from 10 countries, including local teens Matthew Jankowitz of Mahwah and Brandon Oliff of Glen Rock. A Jewbilee followed Shabbat with a 25-hour festival that included a keynote address by humanitarian Alina Spaulding.

Kallah is an annual summer highlight for BBYO members around the world. At the Kallah, young Jews have shaped their personal connection to Judaism while forming supportive relationships with their peers.

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