January 1, 2017
When Charlie Breyfogle saw an image of Aylan Kurdi, a dead Syrian boy lying on a beach, something clicked for the Bexley 13-year-old. "I thought, 'This could have been me,'" Charlie said. That thought is part of what prompted him take his Bar Mitzvah Torah reading a few steps beyond just relating it to a real-life event. He began working to help Syrian refugees in the Columbus area.