Eight Takeaways from Berel Solomon, 2022 INTL Shabbaton Speaker

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Ethan Benenson// Hunterdon County, NJ Berel Solomon was born and raised in Montreal, Canada in a secular home. In school, he got involved with drugs and eventually started dealing them. After getting jumped and violently beat up, he turned to the nightclub business. Although Solomon found a great deal of success organizing parties, he felt Read More

CTeen Female Leader of the Year: Meet Levana

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Chloe Baker// Fairfax, VA At last, the highly anticipated 14th annual CTeen International Shabbaton opened its doors to 2,000 plus teens from all around the globe. The weekend was enjoyed by all, but it was especially enjoyed by the winner of CTeen’s Female Leader of the Year: Levana Calvo from CTeen Massy, France.  Levana has Read More

Shabbaton 2022: A Weekend of Unparalleled Pride

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Ethan Benenson// Hunterdon County, NJ The weekend of February 25 to 27 marked a yearly occasion for Jewish teens all around the world. Starting from Thursday night and continuing through Friday morning, Jewish highschoolers from Argentina to Panama to California to Texas to New Hampshire to France to the UK to Italy (the list goes Read More

Eight Hamantaschen Recipes You Won’t Believe Exist

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Emily Fulton// Manchester, NH The smell of Purim is in the air, or, more specifically, the smell of yummy fresh-baked hamantaschen straight from the oven. This joyful yearly tradition is enjoyed by Jews all over the world to celebrate how we survived Haman’s evil plot described in the Book of Esther. While we may not Read More

Match Made in…CTeen

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Ethan Benenson// Hunterdon County, NJ This is one of the articles put out as part of our recently published magazine. If you’d like to read more content like this, purchase the full magazine at this link: https://shop.cteen.com/collections/new/products/cteen-connection-magazine-5782 Sara Lewis was part of CTeen Conejo, California, when she met Brandon Jadidi. The fateful day was at Read More

My Secret Tip for Hosting Epic Events (It’s Not What You Think)

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Emily Fulton// Manchester, NH Pictured: Emily Fulton’s CTeen chapter on a road trip last summer Photo courtesy Chanchie Krinsky I get it. It can be hard to keep busy teens interested during the fantastic events you have spent hours planning. It can be discouraging when all your hard work culminates in something…well…less than perfect. I Read More

The Meaning of Chai

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Chloe Baker (pictured with the orange sweatshirt, alongside her classmates)// Fairfax, VA A few weeks ago I turned 18 and made the plunge into legal adulthood. To my non-Jewish friends, turning 18 is a huge milestone as it is their first taste of being considered an adult and being responsible for certain things on their Read More

In commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day

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Alfie Joseph// Manchester, UK Today, the 27th of January, is Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), the time we remember one of history’s most momentous days: the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau a mere 77 years ago. HMD is not only a time to remember the many Jews that were murdered but also a time to remember the millions Read More

How to Make Terrariums for Tu B’Shevat

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Emily Fulton// Manchester, NH Last Monday, Tu B’shevat was frigid and snowy for most of the Northeastern United States and many other parts of the world. That’s not exactly ideal gardening weather in my opinion, so the traditional Tu B’shevat activity of planting trees was out of the question. It’s a good thing us Jews Read More

Expelled from Jerusalem: The Jewish Diaspora

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Ethan Benenson// Hunterdon County, NJ We have been living in the Jewish Diaspora for 1,952 years now, scattered across the globe as we pray for the Moshiach to reunite us. But what really is the Diaspora? How did it start? Why should you care? In this article, we will be taking a deep dive into Read More
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