Having Jewish friends surrounding me, listening to the stories of Moses, Noah, Abraham and Sarah. Going to synagogue and celebrating all the festivals including Shabbat. Our family lighting the candles on Shabbat and knowing people are doing the exact same all around the world.
Being different at school which makes me feel special. There is only me and my brother Jonathan who are Jewish. And I love fishballs that my Nana brings from London and her chicken soup with lokshen and kneidlach.
Going to a Jewish school makes me feel Jewish, surrounding me with people of my own kind, learning about how badly my ancestors were treated. This makes me thankful that I am a Jew now. I am proud about being Jewish, standing up to the people who are against me.
“Being Jewish to me is about family. My family play a big part in my life and being together at Jewish festivals is a wonderful time for me. We are a close-knit family, which I think is from my grandparents and their parents and our Jewish upbringing.”
“When I get tired, or forget something, I just laugh. There’s not much else you can do. People who have been through adversity learn to laugh at themselves, perhaps that’s why we have so many comedians. My fundraising is about taking the social justice tradition and making it my own.”