Jenny Travis

Jenny Travis

Inside Leadership
Two teens writing on a chalkboard about what NFTY means to them

When I was in second grade, my friend and I both won goldfish at our synagogue’s Purim carnival. I made what I thought was the perfect home for my new pet: a fishbowl with colorful rocks and a plant. My friend, however, had a small fish pond in his backyard, so he put his fish in there. I went to his house a few months later and peeked at the pond to see if I could find the little goldfish that looked like mine… but I didn’t see any small fish. That’s when I found out that goldfish actually grow quite large if you put them in a bigger space. I was in awe at what that tiny fish had become...

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