Do’s and Don’ts of Missing School for the Holidays

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By Ariel Lotman School is extremely tough. It takes up almost all of our time. It forces us to wake up early. It gives us loads of seemingly useless homework to do every night. As a junior in high school, I contemplate all of these points daily. However, the whole concept of school gets significantly Read More

What Poland Taught Me

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By Elie Glaser/Leeds, England Before attending Heritage Quest, I had read many books and seen movies about the Holocaust, and had learned about it briefly in school. It was a totally different experience to see the history of it up close. Being in Poland helped me appreciate and relate to the history from a persona Read More

Meet Our Leaders!

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By Adina Ichilov/S. Antonio, TX The start to the new school year also means the start of a new CTeen leadership board. Some of these leaders have had experience from previous years and some of them are new, but everyone has one main goal in mind: to help make their CTeen chapter thrive and flourish. Read More

Finding My Heritage

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By Shai Fichtelberg/ Sonoma County, CA I’m not gonna lie—at first, I was hesitant about attending CTeen’s Heritage Quest this summer. My mom and my Rebbetzin Altie Wolvosky, convinced me. Now that I’ve come home, I can’t thank them enough for the experience.  CTeen Heritage Quest changed my life in the best ways possible. I Read More

Beha’alote’cha, a Dvar Torah

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By Quincy Barrett, CTeen Manchester, UK Like many students in the UK, I have just finished my High School Exams (GCSEs). Many of us, regardless of where we are from, know that feeling, just before an exam where you instantly think— you’re going to fail. Well, one of my friends was doing his pre-university exams Read More

United As One

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By Ariel Lotman Every week across the globe, Jews ranging from different religious orientations and sects come together, as a family, in one building, to pray to G-d and thank Him for all of the blessings he provides us each day. We rejoice in the spirit of Shabbat, and enjoy our freedom as Jewish people Read More

I’d Fly Across the World For CTeen!

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This past Monday I got up at 6am and hopped on a two our train to my country’s capital city London, from Manchester. Why? Because two of my best friends were there, of course! Ever since I started CTeen, and built the amazing international friendships I have I have made sure to keep the connections Read More

What I Learned at the DC Shabbaton

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By Lauren LosakWhat did I learn from attending the CTeen regional Shabbaton in Washington D.C.? Well, let me start with why I attended. I wanted a stronger connection to my Jewish family by connecting to every Jew. On this trip I found connections that I wouldn’t have been able to have if I hadn’t attended Read More

Symbols of Purim: Megilah, Masks, and…Modesty?

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By Samara Smukler//Boca Raton, FL With the joyous festival of Purim behind us, it’s time to reflect on what the holiday means to us.  many of us dreamt up our perfect costumes, handed out Mishloch Manot to our friends, and debated on which filling to put in our hamentashen(chocolate, always chocolate). However, beyond its triumphant Read More

A Lit Time in NY

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Elizabeth Ossowska//Edmonton, Canada As featured in the Edmonton Jewish newspaper! As February came to a close, eleven Jewish teens from Edmonton joined hundreds of others from around the world at the eleventh international Cteen Shabbaton in New York. Led by Chabad Edmonton’s lively Rabbi Dovid Pinson, and later joined by lovely Chaya Vaisfiche from Montreal Read More
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