Throwback: Operation MItzvah

3 years ago Leighest 0
By Miriam Gabai//CTeen of Conejo, California Editor’s Note: Our awesome teen staff at CTeen Connection is working hard to create inspiring, meaningful, and uplifting content to help us stay connected during this new and challenging time. We’d like to thank all of the teens who submitted articles for the magazine and the blog. You can Read More

What Makes a Jew a Jew

3 years ago Shayna Solkowitz 0
I want to begin this post with a story that a good friend of mine shared with me:  One day a guy wanted to convert from Judaism to Christianity. He went to the Priest who said ‘okay, on the following conditions:  ‘You’re not allowed to keep Shabbat anymore.’ The guy was like, ‘Shabbos I don’t Read More

I Tried It- Cholov Yisroel

3 years ago Shayna Solkowitz 0
So, Kosher. We know about keeping meat and milk separate, about Kosher symbols, Kosher wine. But, did you know that there are different ways of keeping Kosher? Wild, right! When it comes to dairy food, there are two types of Kosher: OU-D, and Cholov Yisroel. Let’s make one thing very clear, OU-D is kosher, Cheez-Its- Read More

Beha’alote’cha, a Dvar Torah

4 years ago Leighest 0
By Quincy Barrett, CTeen Manchester, UK Like many students in the UK, I have just finished my High School Exams (GCSEs). Many of us, regardless of where we are from, know that feeling, just before an exam where you instantly think— you’re going to fail. Well, one of my friends was doing his pre-university exams Read More

Connections Are Essential in Life

4 years ago Shayna Solkowitz 0
This ‘Ted Talk’ was delivered at my Chabad house for Shavout all night learning, enjoy 🙂 Hey everyone! If you don’t already know me, my name is Shayna, and I’m finishing up my sophomore year in high school. What I’m going to be talking about encompasses a lot of different aspects, and here at Valley Read More

United As One

4 years ago Leighest 0
By Ariel Lotman Every week across the globe, Jews ranging from different religious orientations and sects come together, as a family, in one building, to pray to G-d and thank Him for all of the blessings he provides us each day. We rejoice in the spirit of Shabbat, and enjoy our freedom as Jewish people Read More

My First (Chassidic) Wedding

4 years ago Shayna Solkowitz 0
It’s crazy to think that I haven’t even know Chaya for a full six months. It’s even crazier to think that I only met her once in person before attending her wedding. On Sunday night, I attended my first wedding of my CTeen Torah Buddy, Chaya. Tuesdays are my favorite days because we learn together. Read More

What I Learned at the DC Shabbaton

4 years ago Leighest 0
By Lauren LosakWhat did I learn from attending the CTeen regional Shabbaton in Washington D.C.? Well, let me start with why I attended. I wanted a stronger connection to my Jewish family by connecting to every Jew. On this trip I found connections that I wouldn’t have been able to have if I hadn’t attended Read More

Symbols of Purim: Megilah, Masks, and…Modesty?

4 years ago Leighest 0
By Samara Smukler//Boca Raton, FL With the joyous festival of Purim behind us, it’s time to reflect on what the holiday means to us.  many of us dreamt up our perfect costumes, handed out Mishloch Manot to our friends, and debated on which filling to put in our hamentashen(chocolate, always chocolate). However, beyond its triumphant Read More

A Lit Time in NY

4 years ago Leighest 0
Elizabeth Ossowska//Edmonton, Canada As featured in the Edmonton Jewish newspaper! As February came to a close, eleven Jewish teens from Edmonton joined hundreds of others from around the world at the eleventh international Cteen Shabbaton in New York. Led by Chabad Edmonton’s lively Rabbi Dovid Pinson, and later joined by lovely Chaya Vaisfiche from Montreal Read More
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