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Turning Darkness Into a Mitzvah: CTeen Connection’s Mitzvah Challenge

4 days ago hkaplun 0
On Monday August 14th, the New England Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston was vandalized by a seventeen  year old boy. He “hurled” rocks through a glasses panel inscribed with numbers representing those tattooed on the arms of the Jews in concentration camps. This came just days after the two day White nationalist and Neo Nazi Read More

From CTeen to Jerusalem

7 days ago Leighest 0
By Netanel Ashkenazi, S. Antonio, TX Waking up every  morning for the past four years to get ready for school was a heavy burden. Every day that I knew I was not attending a Jewish high school, but rather the secular high school in San Antonio, Texas where I was a student, made me feel Read More

My Experience at the CTeen Leadership Retreat

2 months ago Leighest 0
Aaron Cohen, Mequon, WI When I found out in May that I was going to be a leader for my CTeen chapter next year, I was so excited and quickly began brainstorming ideas. But as I was thinking of how to make my chapter bigger and better than ever before, I got stuck. I called Read More

The Story of My Hebrew Name

2 months ago Leighest 0
By Olivia Rubinsky, Palm Springs, California Recently, I had an amazing opportunity to attend the CTeen Leadership Retreat. At first I was skeptical of going but I decided to make the best out of it. One thing that stands out to me happened on Shabbat. While we were going around saying our Hebrew names it Read More

Stand with Manchester; Stand with Growth

3 months ago bbursk 0
“Why?”   This is the question that I asked myself this morning when I woke up and heard that over twenty people had lost their lives and many more had been injured in my hometown of Manchester, England. The very city in which I slept was being rocked by a terror attack only miles away. Read More

My Washington D.C. Shabbaton Experience

5 months ago Leighest 0
Alex Andelsman, West Suffolk, NY   My name is Alex Andelsman from CTeen West Suffolk; some of you may know me from my article about this shabbaton from last year. I can tell you that this experience was just as, if not even more, amazing than the first shabbaton in Washington, D.C.   When we Read More

Share the Truth

7 months ago yhazan 0
The Jewish world was once again torn apart today  (January 8, 2017) following a terrorist attack that happened in Jerusalem. Four soldiers were murdered, and fifteen others were wounded when a truck drove off the street and onto the sidewalk in Armon Hanatziv. Words cannot describe the pain and anguish that followed upon hearing this Read More

Thank You CTeen!

12 months ago Archive 1
This past summer, I had two incredible and life-changing experiences. It began on July 4th with CTeen Xtreme. Although this was my second time, it was significantly different than my first Xtreme adventure. The previous year I barely knew how to put tefillin on myself, but this year I was getting men in and out of Read More

A Precious Stone

12 months ago bbursk 0
  As I sit here reflecting on Heritage Quest, I can’t help but feel that it feels like years since I was there, standing in Auschwitz when really, it was just weeks ago. I am taken back to those moments, standing at Auschwitz with my head in my hands, wondering how humanity could allow such Read More

Life Lessons from CTeen Xtreme

12 months ago eglazer 0
During my summer experience on CTeen Xtreme, I learned a lot. CTeen Xtreme was a trip full of fun and adventure, but it was also a time for learning and reflecting, beginning every morning with a lesson with Rebbetzin Manya Lazaroff.   Here are a few of the best lessons I took away from this Read More
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