3 years ago eglazer 0
There’s a bunch of words that can be used to describe the past three weeks that I spent on CTeen’s Heritage Quest: sad, tragic, happy, fun, exciting. The list goes on and on, but there is one word that sticks out the most: inspiring. What do I mean by “inspiring”? The inspiration began when we Read More

Dear CTeen

4 years ago eglazer 0
Dear CTeen, Graduation is finally approaching, meaning that thirteen years of school are finally ending. This is an exciting time in my life. But, as I sit here typing, there’s something more to the clicking sound of the keyboard—I’m not just thinking about school, but the last six years specifically. These past six years weren’t Read More

Head to Head: Freedom

4 years ago eglazer 0
During the Jewish people’s time in Egypt, we were an enslaved nation, living by the Pharoh’s commands each and everyday. Eventually, Hashem took us out of slavery, making us a free nation. Although in today’s day and age we live in a free society, some may argue that there are ways in which we are Read More

Jewish Pride New York Takeover

4 years ago eglazer 0
Whoa! The energy and Jewish pride at the shabbaton was amazing! The moment I walked into registration I could already feel the energy in the atmosphere. There was so much singing and dancing! I knew it was going to be a great weekend.   As soon as my chapter walked into dinner Thursday night, we Read More

Countdown to the Shabbaton Day 9: Staying Up All Night!

4 years ago eglazer 0
Hey everyone! Emily Glazer here. Can’t believe the Shabbaton is only a few days away!! One of the best parts of a sleepover is staying up all night long…and let’s be real: the Shabbaton is basically a sleepover that lasts the entire weekend! What isn’t there to love about staying up into the late hours Read More

Who Runs the World?

4 years ago eglazer 0
Have you ever wondered about feminism in Judaism and what the Torah has to say about the role of a woman? I’ve always been curious about the topic, and recent world events have caused me to stop and consider what feminism really means.  This got me to thinking about what is the role of a Read More

The Worries of a Jewish Student

4 years ago eglazer 0
It began with a college essay prompt:  “Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.” This prompt was different than the others. It wasn’t a prompt where the writer would lead Read More

Life Lessons from CTeen Xtreme

4 years ago eglazer 0
During my summer experience on CTeen Xtreme, I learned a lot. CTeen Xtreme was a trip full of fun and adventure, but it was also a time for learning and reflecting, beginning every morning with a lesson with Rebbetzin Manya Lazaroff.   Here are a few of the best lessons I took away from this Read More

One Extreme Summer

4 years ago eglazer 0
“So shout out loud my CTeen crowd a family forever we’ll be.” This was one of the many lines I chanted while on CTeen Xtreme. Recently, I returned from a two week journey out west with CTeen Xtreme. And what a family we became. While on CTeen Xtreme we traveled from Denver, Colorado to Los Read More

Live Your Life

4 years ago eglazer 0
     This past month, the world endured multiple senseless tragedies. First, the Jewish people were once again victims of an attack, which took place in Tel Aviv. Five innocent lives were taken. It always hits me hard to hear of attacks in Israel. Knowing that one of my fellow brothers and sisters lives were Read More
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