The Best CTeen Shabbaton Yet!

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Rebecca Ross, Manchester, England   Never did I ever think that I would enjoy this shabbaton more than I ever did when I attended two years ago, but guess what? It beat my expectations! The minute CTeen Manchester stepped off of the plane, we immediately broke out in song and dance, letting our CTeen spirit Read More

My CTeen Experience

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Miki Dubery, Irvine, CA On February 22, my two best friends and I took off from LAX to JFK, where our Shabbat weekend getaway would begin. The amount of excitement running through all of our homes was unspeakable. Yes, they were both as excited as I was, but my excitement was different. I look at the Read More

My CTeen Family

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By Julia Gozman, Bucks County, PA 2000 teens. One weekend. One experience. To laugh, to cry, to love. To be a part of one family. That is what it really means to be part of Cteen. One big Jewish family, taking over New York City for a weekend. Staying in touch with friends from afar, Read More

My CTeen Moment

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By Sara Freer, Ulster County, NY My name is Sara Freer and I am the leader of Ulster County’s amazing CTeen chapter! CTeen stands for Chabad Teen Network,  and as you all know, is a network of Jewish youth groups who work to unite Jewish teens like myself through community service and super fun activities. Read More

My Final CTeen International Shabbaton

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Alex Andelsman, West Suffolk, NY “Don’t cry that it’s over, smile because it happened,” some say after an amazing experience comes to end. It is easy to say that when you have not experienced CTeen for five years, gone on four international shabbatons and one domestic shabbaton in D.C. I will admit, I did cry Read More

Shabbaton Countdown Day 5: Shabbat!

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Zack Horowitz, Wilmington, DE I don’t know about you guys, but for me, the ultimate part of the Shabbaton is Shabbat! Last year, us boys took a tour of 770, followed by Friday night prayer and then the biggest loudest, coolest Shabbat dinner I had ever been to. From singing at the top of our Read More

Shabbaton Countdown Day 4: Jewish Pride Alive!

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Netanel Ashkenazi, San Antonio, TX Walking around the streets of NY and seeing so many Jewish people, teens especially, was definitely a highlight of mine because you don’t get to see that in San Antonio. Everyone was constantly saying “good Shabbos” and “Shabbat Shalom” as well as singing out songs at the top of our Read More

Blessings Guide

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Stop and take a moment to make a blessing on each food you eat. Here’s a handy-dandy guide to use for all your blessing needs!   Bread made from the five species (wheat, barley, rye, spelt, or oat). However, for it to be considered “bread” the majority of liquid needs to be water. (Ex: pasta is Read More


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It is a universal truth that young Jewish girls, like myself, strives for a deeper connection not only with Ha’Shem, but also with fellow peers. I am Elizabeth Svinkin of Columbus, Ohio. Let’s get the basics out of way: I’m a sophomore in high school, I play piano, I run cross country, I voraciously read Read More

Hear O Israel…

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By Rachel Wilkes Hollywood, Florida שמע ישראל ה׳ אלוהינו ה׳ אחד.. What do these words truly mean? Everyone knows that the literal translation is, “Hear O Israel, The Lord is our G-d, The Lord is one.” But, as I learned over the course of the past three weeks on CTeen Heritage Quest, I learned that Read More
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