What CTeen Means to Me

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A version of this article can be seen in this year’s CTeen Connection magazine. My name is Quincy, and I live in Manchester, UK. My first ever CTeen event was the first of several BBQs, which were just a few friends in a garden kicking a ball around. Back then it was just 2 yeshivah Read More

The Value of Shabbat

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Recently a guy in my school asked me what I do without my phone on Shabbat. I told him that I spend Shabbat having intimate conversations with my family and friends. He responded by telling me that I am missing out on so much that life has to offer because of my religion. I then Read More

Teen Talk: What Does It Mean To Be A Jew?

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Hi all! my name is Mitchel Zilbershteyn. I am a high school junior representing CTeen of Bucks County. I’m not a very religious person. I come from a family that is very split about religion. My mother’s side of my family is not observant at all and rarely even celebrates the holidays. My father’s side Read More

Chanukah’s Over…Now What?

10 months ago Leighest 0
Chanukah is my favorite holiday. In my opinion, it is the best Jewish holiday there is.It is a time spent with family, we light the menorah, we eat, we party.  On Chanukah, the light of the menorah decorates our windows, our streets, our living rooms. On the eight days of Chanukah, we notice fire everywhere Read More

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
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