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


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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

Things that could only happen at the NYC Shabbaton!

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By Carly Tamer/West Suffolk County, NY With the 10th Annual NYC Shabbaton coming up, let’s take a look back at the awesome things that could only happen when you get 2,500 CTeeners in one city!   Hundreds of Jewish teens on one subway   Every year, we travel around the city to explore by subway! Read More

The Mitzvah of Tzniut

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Sarelle Franco/ Los Alamitos, California I definitely stand out in a crowd. As the representative of the Jewish nation in my school, I dress modestly, wearing skirts and shirts past my elbow. It’s a challenge, but it’s one that I enjoy doing. You may ask, how did I, a student in public school, make the Read More

Memories of Sukkot in Israel

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Sarah Serfaty, Mission Viejo, CA The Chagim, holidays, are right around the corner again. Pretty crazy how fast time goes by, right?! The High Holidays are a very special time and though we celebrate them all over the world, my favorite memories are of spending Sukkot in Israel, where I lived for four years. Just like Read More
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