Monday's gathering at Temple Sinai in Roslyn Heights was not a day to read from the bible or torah to learn about religion. Instead, it brought a hands-on learning experience for young teens to teach others about their respective religions.
Faith played a big part in the event this year, but more importantly, its sole purpose was to unite neighboring teenagers to meet others their own age and become more understanding and respectful of each other.
Held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the event featured the chance to meet new friends and gain knowledge. There was also a service project, where the teens helped teach seniors about technology so they could connect with family members online.
Patch spoke with teens from local youth organizations, including in Sands Point and Temple Sinai's senior youth group, known as SORTY. Also present were teens from , Reconstructionist Synagogue of The North Shore in Plandome, the Islamic Center in Westbury, St. Martha's in Uniondale, and others.