Starting the New Year Right: Mind, Body, and Soul

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By Samara Smukler Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner, and as everyone makes their resolutions for the year ahead and reflects on the past year, it’s important to think about how prepared we really are for this new year in all aspects: mind, body, and soul. Some of the mothers and daughters of CTeen Read More

My CTeen Summer Experience

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By Evabella Serebro It started in New York where none of us knew each other and only some of us have met before. We landed in Poland and our Heritage Quest had begun. The first night was one of my favorites. Where I had met my best friend, we both knew no one and were Read More

My Long Lost Family History

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By Julia Landes It all started in Poland at the death camp named Treblinka. When walking into Treblinka it feels surreal. My shoulders felt heavier as I walked along the path that the Jews had walked on many years before. There was a sense of silence in the forest around us and it affected everyone Read More

Gad Elbaz Came to Our Kickoff!

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You know CTeen is incredibly cool when Gad Elbaz just shows up at your chapter’s Kickoff event. Yep, Gad Elbaz was Skokie CTeen’s guest of honor this past Sunday at our Kickoff event for the year! It was a super cool experience. Not only was his visit a surprise, but he also took the opportunity Read More

CTeen in Outer Space

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Hey y’all! My name is Nina Pfrenger and if you didn’t already guess from the “y’all” I live in Houston, Texas and am currently a senior at a public high school. About a year and a half ago, at the 2017 Cteen Shabbaton, my journey to become more observant started. After the Shabbaton I took Read More

My Year In Israel

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Howdy! My name is Netanel Ashkenazi, I grew up in Israel and moved to the states when i was 9. I became a baal teshuva along with my family back in middle school. For High School I attended public school. By junior year the struggle to remain religious was a bit hard and by senior Read More

My Florida Shabbaton Experience

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The Shabbaton was one of the best experiences I have had in many years. My name is Elliot, I am 14 years old and go to the Boca CTeen chapter. During the Shabbaton, I had a blast with six boys in our host’s house. Not only did I meet three boys, but I also got Read More

Rewind: Tri-State Regional Shabbaton in DC!

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By Sarah Strent // West Suffolk, NY If I was to choose two words to sum up this past weekend at the D.C Shabbaton, I would choose the words inspiring and incredible. We began the weekend by visiting the Holocaust museum. Most of us were in denial because we couldn’t even begin to imagine what Read More

Let’s Celebrate Jewish Pride

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By Sara Serfaty//M. Viejo, CA When it comes to Israel, from the war back in 2014—Operation Protective Edge—to the riots in Gaza now, the presence of media hypnotizes readers into believing lies. Today, I did a presentation at my CTeen chapter, CTeen Mission Viejo, about why it is important to support Israel. During the beginning Read More

Yom HaShoa Poems

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By Itamar Aviani//Panama Six Million How innocent the child was born Into an empire full of hatred Not knowing what was to come It all started When the kids at school got mean And he lost his right to education One day Police officers from the capital Came to their house They had only an Read More
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