Who Runs the World?

3 weeks ago eglazer 0
Have you ever wondered about Feminism in Judaism? What does the Torah have to say about the role of a woman? I’ve always been curious about the topic, and recent world events have caused me to stop and consider what Feminism really means.  This got me to thinking about what is the role of a Read More

Ahavat Yisroel-The Basis of the Torah

4 months ago csegal 0
I hereby accept upon myself the positive commandment of ‘Love your fellow as yourself.’” We say this everyday before we pray, but do we really understand its meaning? The story goes like this: when asked to recite the entire Torah standing on one foot, Rabbi Hillel, one of the greatest Torah scholars, famously said that Read More

The Worries of a Jewish Student

5 months ago eglazer 0
It began with a college essay prompt:  “Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.” This prompt was different than the others. It wasn’t a prompt where the writer would lead Read More


6 months ago Leighest 0
It is a universal truth that young Jewish girls, like myself, strives for a deeper connection not only with Ha’Shem, but also with fellow peers. I am Elizabeth Svinkin of Columbus, Ohio. Let’s get the basics out of way: I’m a sophomore in high school, I play piano, I run cross country, I voraciously read Read More

Introducing… Ben!

6 months ago bbursk 0
      Hello, hello My name is Ben Bursk. Some of you may know me from the Shabbatons or general CTeen related things or you might know the most insane and loud chapter that is CTeen of Manchester if it’s the second option I sincerely apologize for the headaches we may have caused… Now Read More

Introducing… Hannah!

6 months ago hkaplun 0
Hey guys! I’m Hannah Kaplun,  CTeen leader from Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. I’m so excited to become a part of CTeen Connection! Let me tell you about myself: I have been involved with Chabad for about ten years. After my Bas Mitzvah, my Rebbetzin told me about CTeen. I started to go to a few Read More


6 months ago csegal 0
I believe introductions are in store… Hi, my name is Claire Segal. I’m fifteen years old (sixteen on Rosh Hashana) and I’m a leader from CTeen Bucks County, Pennsylvania! I’m a first-generation American; I was raised in a Russian household, making it my first language. When I went to kindergarten, I had to adjust, and Read More


6 months ago echester 0
Going into my fourth year of high school, I’m definitely ready to test the waters of college and have some new experiences. However, I am not ready to leave CTeen behind. This coming February will mark my fifth CTeen International Shabbaton. Sad as it is, I can hardly even remember my first shabbaton, the awkward Read More

Introducing Netanel

6 months ago nashkenazi 0
Netanel Ashkenazi Howdy! I’m Netanel, 17 years old and a proud CTeen leader from San Antonio, Texas. I am one of the numerous new writers for CTeen Connection. Here’s a little about me: I originally grew up in Israel, and moved to the U.S. when I was a little past 9 years old. I was Read More


6 months ago mhausman 0
Hello, everyone! My name is Maggie Hausman and I am so honored to be a new part of the CTeen Connection team! Let me tell you a little about myself! First of all, I have been a part of my local CTeen chapter in Fairfield, Connecticut for about four years now and I am excited Read More
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