Every Mitzvah Counts!

10 months ago Shai Fichtelberg 0
Sophie Edelstein//CTeen Milwaukee, Wisconsin There are four siblings in my family. We all have strong Jewish identities, yet we all practice and celebrate our Judaism in incredibly different ways. Nevertheless, our Jewish identities all shine brightly. My older brother is currently in Yeshiva, a Jewish educational institution that focuses on the study of traditional religious Read More

Chanukah Miracles

10 months ago Shai Fichtelberg 0
Nathan Ginsburg// CTeen Gaithersburg, Maryland The story of Chanukah had many amazing miracles occur to the Jewish people, from the oil in the temple lasting eight days rather than one, to our victory, as the Maccabees, against the Greeks. The oil miracle is particularly fitting for today’s age because it is similar to, say, a Read More

Meet CTeen Hungary

11 months ago Shai Fichtelberg 0
Shai Fichtelberg// CTeen Sonoma County, California With a new year comes a new CTeen chapter. Just a few months ago, Tzemmy and Sophie Bassman moved to Budapest, Hungary, from the United States, in the hopes of establishing a program for Jewish youth in Hungary. Sophie Bassman shares how important it is to give others the Read More

TGIS 2020

11 months ago Shai Fichtelberg 0
Rachel Rouhani//CTeen Plano, Texas  Sophie Edelstein//CTeen Milwaukee,Wisconsin What is TGIS you ask? TGIS stands for “Thank Gosh It’s Shabbat!” This acronym serves as the theme for a weekend in November when many CTeen chapters worldwide host Shabbat programing.Shabbat is what unifies the Jewish people, and gives us strength for the upcoming week. This is why Read More

CTeen Gone Virtual!

1 year ago Shai Fichtelberg 0
Katie Freedman// CTeen Manchester, UK During this pandemic, meeting up with friends and family has become a great challenge and it has affected all of our lives.  However, CTeen and it’s amazing chapters around the world have managed to keep in contact with their teens which has made our chapters stronger than ever. I am Read More

CTeen Kickoffs

1 year ago Shai Fichtelberg 0
Allan Feldman// CTeen Palo Alto, CA The new year has kicked off for CTeen chapters around the world, and what better time to start than on Rosh Hashanah? Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, chapters have found sweet ways to connect with their peers and celebrate the new year, even if it’s virtual or six feet apart. Read More

Top 5 things to do during Corona…Inspired by the Rebbe!

1 year ago Shai Fichtelberg 0
By Elie Glaser// CTeen of Leeds 1. Learn some Torah! Are you always making a mental note to learn some Torah each week but never actually get round to it? Does something ‘more important’ always come up? It’s okay, we all do it. Why not take this time we’ve been lumbered with, and use it Read More

CTeen Connection’s Guide to an Awesome Passover Seder

2 years ago Shai Fichtelberg 0
This year, all around the world, many Jewish families will be hosting their first Pesach Seder at home. This can seem like a daunting task with so many preparations to be made and steps to follow be we are here, to make this a little easier, and help you host your hopefully first, of many, Read More

Heritage Quest Changed Everything

2 years ago Shai Fichtelberg 0
By Allan Feldman// CTeen of Palo Alto, California I am not very religious. Don’t get me wrong, I certainly don’t shy away from attending Shabbat services on Saturday mornings, but for the most part I grew up secular. When I had the opportunity to go on the CTeen Heritage Quest, I felt it was my Read More

Tips For The INTL Shabbaton

2 years ago Shai Fichtelberg 1
Going to the CTeen INTL Shabbaton for the first, or even second or third time can be the most exciting and nervous feeling ever. Not knowing what is going to happen or who you will meet can be nerve wracking, trust me, I know. Sometimes just throwing yourself into the unknown can be exhilarating, but Read More
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