The Shabbat Solution: Why the seventh day can change your life

7 months ago The Connections Staff 0
Kinneret Birwadkar// Mumbai, India “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest.” After six long days of hard work God gave us this seventh day to rejuvenate and recharge ourselves for the next coming week. Does this mean we spend more time with our family?  Yes, the idea of a Read More

Winning at Winter: Three Must-Try Events for your Chapter

8 months ago The Connections Staff 0
Emily Fulton// Manchester, NH The winter season can be a hard time to keep CTeeners engaged and coming back for more, and if you are anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for fun events to do with your chapter. For this exact reason, I’ve compiled my top-three all time favorite winter CTeen events Read More

High Achieving Jews Across Industries and the Globe

8 months ago The Connections Staff 0
Kenisha Birwadkar// Mumbai, India Fellow Jews are leading the way in business, design, sports and films. These Jews are also very distant cousins of ours, aren’t they? We’re all connected in some way. These achievers are making the Jewish tribe proud and inspiring us to be like them some day. So in light of these Read More

The Secret Stories of the 3,200 Jews of Africa’s Mediterranean Region

8 months ago The Connections Staff 0
Ethan Benenson// Hunterdon County, NJ Please read on a mobile device for best formatting experience. The Mediterranean region of Africa was once home to some of the largest Jewish communities in the world. However, within just the past eighty years, there has been a ‘second’ mass exodus of Jews from Africa, and many North African Read More

Unique menorahs to purchase this Chanukah

9 months ago The Connections Staff 0
Chloe Baker// Fairfax, VA With Chanukah just around the corner, we will soon start to revive our menorahs! No Chanukah is complete without a beautiful menorah illuminating the home and shining through the window. Though I love a traditional silver or gold Menorah, there are endless possibilities of unique ones to purchase before the first Read More

Verses in Verse: Vayeshev (Week 9)

9 months ago The Connections Staff 0
Ethan Benenson// Hunterdon County, NJ “The Dreamer Who Wasn’t Stranded” Favorites, dreams, and a dreadful decline- For this is Vayeshev, Parshah number nine. Of all his sons, Yaakov loved Yosef the most, And of this Yosef would always boast. By his brothers Yosef was very much loathed, Especially after he solicited Yaakov’s special coat. Eventually Read More

The Official Connections Book Review: ‘Night’ by Elie Wiesel

9 months ago The Connections Staff 0
Ethan Benenson// Hunterdon County, NJ Synopsis Born in Romania to an Orthodox Jewish family, a profound dedication to Judaism was instilled within Elie Wiesel from birth. However, when the Nazis separated his family and sent him and his father to Auschwitz, Wiesel finds himself questioning his faith as he is suddenly thrown into a world Read More

How to Jewish-Ify Your Public School

9 months ago The Connections Staff 0
Chloe Baker// Fairfax, VA As a Jewish teen who attends a public school, it can be hard to feel represented among the many cultures and religions that co-exist in my everyday life. Diversity is important, but sometimes it feels as if Judaism is constantly put on the back burner. However, it is a religion that Read More

The Secret Weapon Against Anti-Semitism

9 months ago The Connections Staff 0
Yair Shpiler// Toronto, Canada Combating anti-Semitism may seem like a daunting task. After all, who am I compared to some of these hate-driven people in the world, in our Twitter accounts, or at our high schools and college campuses? We would all be lying if we said that we aren’t worried witnessing the sharp rise Read More

Verses in Verse: Vayetze (Week 7)

9 months ago The Connections Staff 0
Ethan Benenson// Hunterdon County, NJ From exile to Joseph and his Brethren, This is Vayetze, Parsha number seven. Fleeing his wild and spiteful brother, Yaakov is sent to his uncle’s house by his mother. Now what do the Temple and ladders have in common? They were both in a dream Yaakov had when he stopped Read More
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