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

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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

Be a Thermostat

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A short anecdote for the beginning of the school year by Koby Lerner, CTeen S. Diego. According to dictionary.com,  a thermometer is an instrument for measuring temperature, while a thermostat is a device that functions to establish and maintain a desired temperature. Basically, a thermometer tells the temperature in a room while a thermostat controls Read More

From CTeen to Jerusalem

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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 Journey to Judaism

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Olivia Rubinsky, Palm Springs, California This article is an excerpt of a speech that I wrote for the JLI Retreat in Palm Springs. My name is Olivia Rubinsky; I’m 15 years old. I am part of an organization called CTeen which stands for Chabad Teen Network. Since I joined, I feel that my Jewish life Read More

Leadership Retreat Recap 5777/2017

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By Carly Tamer, West Suffolk County, NY CTeen is truly a sensational, powerful community. Just over a year ago, I had never heard of tefillin, the megillah, or the shema. Now, I say the shema every night. Not only has CTeen introduced me to my Jewish neshama, but it has enabled me to build new Read More

My Experience at the CTeen Leadership Retreat

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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

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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

Leadership and Beyond

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By Rachel Wilkes This past weekend I had the incredible opportunity to attend CTeen Leadership Retreat as an alumni. Being that I have spent my last five years looking up to CTeen leaders, officials, and staff, it was a remarkable chance to come back as an alumni; someone for the teens to look up to.  Read More

My Leadership Retreat Experience 5777-2017

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Recently,  I had the opportunity to attend the CTeen Leadership Retreat. I didn’t realize how much this weekend would impact my life. I was excited to attend, but also really nervous. When I arrived in Crown Heights to go on the bus, I met  other leaders I  knew by name from group chats; it was Read More

My Leadership Retreat Experience

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By Hank Loeb, Cincinnati, OH While I was apprehensive as the CTeen Leadership Retreat began, I was also excited because I had been to a regional and international Shabbatons. I knew that Chabad would deliver. I was looking forward to seeing friends I had made and making new friends. What I hadn’t anticipated was the Read More
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