I’m a Leader?

2 months ago csegal 0
We, as the Jewish people, are all leaders; we all have leadership aspects within us. Some portray those characteristics more than others, but we all have them-each and every one of us. What does this mean? This calls for an explanation. It is well-known that for millennia, Jews have been persecuted, discriminated against, and pursued. Read More

Maror-Why Remember Exile?

4 months ago csegal 0
Maror-everyone’s favorite part of the Seder, am I right? During the Passover Seders, there are three obligatory foods that we are commanded to eat: matza, the paschal lamb, and maror. Matza, as most know, is an unleavened bread. When the Jews were leaving Egypt, they were carrying dough on their backs and the sun baked Read More

Countdown to the Shabbaton Day 3: The Sights!

6 months ago csegal 0
New York City is one of the best-known cities in the world, the most visited city in America, and the home to the CTeen International Shabbaton. NYC has many things for out-of-towners, including a diversity of food, a change of atmosphere, and, most importantly, a variety of sights. At the CTeen International Shabbaton, there are Read More

Ahavat Yisroel-The Basis of the Torah

10 months ago csegal 0
I hereby accept upon myself the positive commandment of ‘Love your fellow as yourself.’” We say this everyday before we pray, but do we really understand its meaning? The story goes like this: when asked to recite the entire Torah standing on one foot, Rabbi Hillel, one of the greatest Torah scholars, famously said that Read More

Introducing…Claire!

12 months ago csegal 0
I believe introductions are in store… Hi, my name is Claire Segal. I’m fifteen years old (sixteen on Rosh Hashana) and I’m a leader from CTeen Bucks County, Pennsylvania! I’m a first-generation American; I was raised in a Russian household, making it my first language. When I went to kindergarten, I had to adjust, and Read More
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