Hallel–Thank You Hashem

3 weeks ago hkaplun 0
Hallel, one of the last steps of the Passover seder, is quite literally “psalms of praise.” It is psalm 113-118, and we say it as part of the seder. The Hallel mentions five topics of redemption: the exodus from Egypt, the crossing of the Red Sea, the giving of the Torah, the resurrection of the Read More

Esther: The Ultimate Heroine

2 months ago hkaplun 0
If you ask almost any little girl what what they are dressing up as for Purim, the answer will more than likely be Queen Esther. To kids, this is an excuse to dress up as a princess. However, Esther should be celebrated for more than just her beauty and status. The story of Purim is Read More

Countdown to the Shabbaton Day 1: New Friends!

3 months ago hkaplun 0
If there was ever a place to make 2,000 new friends, it’s the CTeen International Shabbaton. You meet so many people from all over the world. You come as strangers; you leave as family. Just walking down the streets of Crown Heights is a social event. You bump into so many chapters, and just asking Read More

The Many Languages of CTeen

6 months ago hkaplun 0
Hello, Privet, Shalom, Nǐ hǎo, Hola, Bonjour, Olá, Buna, Yeoboseyo So many languages, one tiny world. For the first five years of my life, I spoke only Russian. Growing up as a first generation American, it is never out of the ordinary for me to flip flop between English, Russian, and Ranglish (a mix of Read More

Introducing… Hannah!

8 months ago hkaplun 0
Hey guys! I’m Hannah Kaplun,  CTeen leader from Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. I’m so excited to become a part of CTeen Connection! Let me tell you about myself: I have been involved with Chabad for about ten years. After my Bas Mitzvah, my Rebbetzin told me about CTeen. I started to go to a few Read More
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