During my summer travels, I came to appreciate my connection to the global Jewish community. 

Summer reminds me of Istanbul, where I learned to appreciate my dad’s afternoon simit.  

And I wonder if there is a safe future for European Jews. 

A mission to Greece was uplifting even though the scarcity of Jewish life was shocking. 

During an international camp, an Israeli teen mingles with Christians and Muslims and becomes a stronger Jew. 

On a 12-hour flight to Israel a group of strangers connects and reflects.  

A father and daughter trace the history of Jews in France. 

Australia—land of sandy deserts, sparkling oceans, rare wildlife, and... Jews!  There are as many as 120,000 Jews living in Australia with 80 percent residing in and around the southeastern cities, where I once lived, of Sydney and Melbourne, according to the Jewish Virtual Library.