Tasting Judaism at the D.C. Shabbaton

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Jake Snedeker, Woodcliff Lake, NJ   My name is Jake Snedeker from CTeen of Woodcliff Lake. As many of you know, this past weekend was a regional shabbaton in Washington, D.C. I was supposed to be going on the shabbaton with a friend and I was extremely excited; but the week before, I got the Read More

My Washington D.C. Shabbaton Experience

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My Washington Shabbaton Experience   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 Read More

Head to Head: Freedom

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During the Jewish people’s time in Egypt, we were an enslaved nation, living by the Pharoh’s commands each and everyday. Eventually, Hashem took us out of slavery, making us a free nation. Although in today’s day and age we live in a free society, some may argue that there are ways in which we are Read More

Head to Head: Slavery

4 weeks ago Danielle Jacobson 0
In the story of Passover, we were slaves in Egypt. We endured backbreaking labor while we are forced to build cities for Pharaoh. Then, Moshe came around, taking on the job of freeing the Jewish people. The Jewish people were freed, and became their own nation. As time has passed, we have been introduced to Read More

Anti-Semitism Is Growing—But So Is Our Jewish Pride!

1 month ago Danielle Jacobson 0
A lot of people would like to think that anti-Semitism isn’t as strong as it used be, but in fact it’s growing. From where we were to where we are going, we may be faced with anti-Semitism, but our Jewish pride has never been stronger. I went to a Jewish school for seven years. One Read More

Coming Together in Spite of Darkness

1 month ago Oryah Lahijani 0
It is 10:30 A.M. on a beautiful sunny day. I just finished my second class of the day. I checked my phone, as I typically do, to check on my snaps. Except this time, my heart dropped to the ground and my eyes filled with water. Something that I would have never expected happened. It Read More

Keeping the Purim Happiness Alive

1 month ago sweiss 0
Purim is over, we need to make sure we carry out the tremendous happiness throughout the rest of the year. As high schoolers, it’s not easy to take a break from our hectic schedules and “be happy.” I’m sure we all have heard the phrase “don’t worry, be happy” before. Sorry, but since when is Read More

The Purim Connection

1 month ago yhazan 0
What is a Jew? Where does the word “Jew” even come from? In a world overflowing with search engines and books, the answer should seem quite evident, right? Jews-chosen people? Nation? Religion? But, is that the definition of the word “Jew”? As Jews, are we really aware of our responsibility as Jews and what being Read More

My CTeen Moment

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By Sara Freer, Ulster County, NY My name is Sara Freer and I am the leader of Ulster County’s amazing CTeen chapter! CTeen stands for Chabad Teen Network,  and as you all know, is a network of Jewish youth groups who work to unite Jewish teens like myself through community service and super fun activities. Read More

The True Meaning of Purim

2 months ago nroffe 0
Purim is a time of happiness and joy. Did you know that we are commanded to be happy? On Purim, we celebrate the defeat of our enemies, remember the decree waged against us by Haman, and recall the miraculous way in which the Jews were saved by the hands of Esther, Mordechai, and Hashem. While Read More
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