"I went to Jewish Day School from pre school through 12th grade and participated in BBYO and was never told what the West Bank was. Once I went to college and began to do my own research, I felt defeated and lied to. I couldn't believe how much unlearning was ahead of me. I had spent a lot of my life proud of my knowledge and connection to Israel. During this unlearning process, I began to hate all Jewish institutions I was previously a part of. This eventually led to an internalized hatred of my own Judaism. It has only been through my growing connection with other anti-occupation Jews that I am relearning to love my Judaism." -BBYO, Solomon Schechter, JCC, alumna