My First (Chassidic) Wedding

2 months ago Shayna Solkowitz 0
It’s crazy to think that I haven’t even know Chaya for a full six months. It’s even crazier to think that I only met her once in person before attending her wedding. On Sunday night, I attended my first wedding of my CTeen Torah Buddy, Chaya. Tuesdays are my favorite days because we learn together. Read More

The Shocking Lessons I Learned at the CTeen International Shabbaton

3 months ago Shayna Solkowitz 0
I was asked to write about one aspect of the International Shabbaton that affected me the most. The only problem was, how could I choose just one?! I don’t think I’m like most teens. One of the main reasons I love the Shabbaton is the workshops. Obviously my #1 reason for attending is seeing my Read More

Is There Balance Between Judaism and Being an Average Teen?

3 months ago Shayna Solkowitz 0
Do you ever feel like you’re living a double life? I do, sometimes. How do you find the balance being a regular teenager and maintaining  a Jewish lifestyle with Jewish traditions? The truth is, I personally do think I’m living a double life…I also don’t think it’s possible to live an equally balanced life. At Read More

Understanding the Touchy Topic of Shomer Negiah

9 months ago Shayna Solkowitz 0
“I’m sorry but I can’t shake your hand for religious reasons.” This is what a lot of people who are Shomer Negiah say. Shomer Negiah translates to ‘Observant of touch.’ My best friend is intrigued by this concept and wanted to learn more, so I told her I’d study up on it and get back Read More

Seminary? Shluchim? The Powers of a Farbrengen

11 months ago Shayna Solkowitz 0
What… a… weekend. This weekend I went to the CTeen 5th annual leadership retreat for the first time. We had so many inspiring workshops and speakers, but my favorite part included staying up until 3 am to talk and hang out with my new friends. My favorite part was farbrengening on Friday night. Throughout the Read More
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