Starting the New Year Right: Mind, Body, and Soul

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By Samara Smukler Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner, and as everyone makes their resolutions for the year ahead and reflects on the past year, it’s important to think about how prepared we really are for this new year in all aspects: mind, body, and soul. Some of the mothers and daughters of CTeen Read More

My CTeen Summer Experience

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By Evabella Serebro It started in New York where none of us knew each other and only some of us have met before. We landed in Poland and our Heritage Quest had begun. The first night was one of my favorites. Where I had met my best friend, we both knew no one and were Read More

My Long Lost Family History

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By Julia Landes It all started in Poland at the death camp named Treblinka. When walking into Treblinka it feels surreal. My shoulders felt heavier as I walked along the path that the Jews had walked on many years before. There was a sense of silence in the forest around us and it affected everyone Read More

Social Media Isn’t Perfect

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Snapchat: Click, delete. Click, delete. Click, dele—eh, it’ll do. Swipe, swipe, hold it down, add a geotag—perfect. Instagram: Scroll through gallery, choose one to three. Add a filter. Type and retype a caption for a minute. Text friends for help. Thirty minutes later—perfect. Facebook: TBH, who even uses it anymore? In case you’ve missed it, Read More

Gad Elbaz Came to Our Kickoff!

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You know CTeen is incredibly cool when Gad Elbaz just shows up at your chapter’s Kickoff event. Yep, Gad Elbaz was Skokie CTeen’s guest of honor this past Sunday at our Kickoff event for the year! It was a super cool experience. Not only was his visit a surprise, but he also took the opportunity Read More

Baseball Players: Just Like Us

5 months ago Zach Marcus 0
It may seem like Jews are strangers in the world of baseball, that we are actually very experienced playing America’s pastime. Many prolific professional baseball players are just like us: they’re Jewish! Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays is arguably the best defensive outfielder in the game. Joc Pederson is an essential piece to Read More

My Year In Israel

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Howdy! My name is Netanel Ashkenazi, I grew up in Israel and moved to the states when i was 9. I became a baal teshuva along with my family back in middle school. For High School I attended public school. By junior year the struggle to remain religious was a bit hard and by senior Read More

Shluchim: Wellsprings of Judaism

6 months ago Sarah Hinkediker 0
Have you ever heard the saying “Where there is Starbucks, there is Chabad?” This is extremely true! All around the world , from the US to China we can find Chabad communities! But who is responsible for operating Chabad houses? Who makes it possible for every Jew, no matter where they find themselves in the Read More

CTeen West Suffolk Annual Banquet Overview

6 months ago Sarah Strent 0
Cteen West Suffolk Annual Banquet Overview By: Sarah Strent June 4th, 2018 was an unforgettable night! Many of you may ask, why was it so unforgettable? The answer is simple; it was the Cteen West Suffolk’s end of the year Dinner Banquet. Cteen West Suffolk holds an annual dinner to recognize all the volunteering we Read More

Chabad in America (part 1)

6 months ago Jessica Kiroff 0
From Haven to Home, the Chabad movement in America is by far one of the most prevalent and strongest of both American and Jewish movements. Under the influence of the Rebbe, the Lubavitch movement became sensational, being that the Lubavitch Jews came to America seeking a safe haven to practice their religion freely, but over Read More
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