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

Teen Talk: Emilio Chayo

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Once upon a time, there was a sixteen-year-old boy. The boy learned that, because of how his cards had been dealt, he wouldn’t be starting school at the same time as his friends. He felt sad, but most importantly he felt powerless, for this was a situation that he had no  help in solving. He Read More

How One Weekend Changed My Life

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By Sarelle Franco/Los Alamitos, CA How one weekend changed my life The CTeen International Shabbaton is one of the most astonishing things I’ve ever seen in my entire 16 years of living. To watch more than 2,500 high school students share their Jewish pride out loud is something empowering and amazing to witness. Judaism is Read More

CTeen @ AIPAC

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By, Zachary Schulman/Philadelphia, PA/11th Grade The AIPAC Conference is something that I look forward to every year. For those who do not know, AIPAC is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Founded in 1951, it has continued grown since, to the point of 18,000 strong this year. Jews and non-Jews from all over the world Read More

Teen Talk: Adina Samloff

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Hi everyone! My name is Adina Samloff and I’m a senior at Bader Hillel High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As you’ve heard about the age old “three second rule” for first impressions, I’m sure you’ve already observed my skirt that covers my knees, my high neckline, and elbow length sleeves. You’re probably assuming I grew Read More
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