CTeen Summer

My Experience at the Kotel

11 months ago Leighest 0
Natalie Sharbin, Fairfield, CT   This summer, I had the amazing privilege to go on CTeen Heritage Quest, a three week trip to Poland and Israel. While there were many inspiring and eye opening experiences, one stands out to me in particular: Friday night at the Kotel. While I have attended Friday night services at Read More


12 months ago eglazer 0
There’s a bunch of words that can be used to describe the past three weeks that I spent on CTeen’s Heritage Quest: sad, tragic, happy, fun, exciting. The list goes on and on, but there is one word that sticks out the most: inspiring. What do I mean by “inspiring”? The inspiration began when we Read More


12 months ago Leighest 0
Ashley Brauning, CTeen of Solano County, CA When I joined Heritage Quest this summer, I thought I had Judaism figured out. I already kept some of the mitzvot, like Shabbat, Kosher, and Tzniut, which were all decisions that I made on my own at various parts of my life. My mom is not observant and my dad Read More

Reflections on Poland

1 year ago Leighest 0
Yesterday, (July 5th) began as a regular day in Poland. My roommate and I woke up, talked, and got ready for the day. Our day began with breakfast, davening, and hanging out with one another. We headed to the bus and I knew once we arrived to our destination, that this “normal day” wasn’t going Read More
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