We have a saying in Romanian: “pofta vine mâncând” – it translates to “appetite comes while eating”. All Romanian kids have surely heard this saying throughout their childhood when they didn’t want to eat their veggies…
Twenty years later, 2018, I ended up joining The Junction Annual, the place where I met about 150 other people from around the world, that have a pretty similar story.
“What excites me about the Jewish future is the fact that I have to raise my children and make them feel as a part of it and not out of it!” – Misel Mevorach
“I’ve been involved with Jewish life since the Friday evening I was born on, when my father and mother celebrated Shabbat around me in the hospital. Ever since then, Jewish tradition has been the frame through which I experience life, whether consciously or not.” – Micki Weinberg
“The possibility of not feeling alone, and rather part of a bigger family: in the liquid society we are all living in, the certainty of Jewish roots I think (and hope) could guide us to succeeding in developing the best in us and reaching our goals.” – Carlotta Jarach