My Words Matter?

7 days ago csegal 0
“You’re so retarded.”   “OMG kill me.”   “He’s so OCD about it.”   Did any of those phrases trigger you? When one of your classmates or friends says “I want to die,” does it effect you, or do you brush it off with a laugh? We hear it all the time; in fact, I Read More

My Shabbaton 5778 Experience

2 weeks ago ssalles 0
February 22, 2018(Thursday) Dear CTeeners, Shabbaton 5778 was incredible and inspiring. My journey started at 4:40am, when I headed to the airport! At check in, I ran into CTeen of South Florida, who were on our flight. As time went on the rest of our chapter and chaperones arrived with a kid from Key West Read More


2 weeks ago Leighest 0
By, Zachary Schulman/Philadelphia, PA/11th Grade The AIPAC Conference is something that I look forward to every year. For those who do not know, AIPAC is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Founded in 1951, it has continued grown since, to the point of 18,000 strong this year. Jews and non-Jews from all over the world Read More

Secret Miracle

3 weeks ago csegal 0
Five years ago today, my world changed forever.   But, I didn’t know it yet.   Today is Purim: the holiday of secret miracles. What many don’t realize is that secret miracles aren’t only a thing of the past, but still very much of the present.   As a child, I was the shyest person Read More

What Purim Teaches Us About Jewish Pride

3 weeks ago Noah Roffe 0
One of the many lessons that we learn from Purim is the importance of maintaining Jewish pride. The Purim story takes place during a time of exile and in an environment of anti-semitism. The Jewish people had recently been driven out of the land of Israel and were living under the authority of the Persian Read More

Teen Talk: If Not Now, When?

3 weeks ago csegal 0
I first learned about the reality of world religions when I was in sixth grade. My history teacher asked my class of twenty five kids what the number one religion in the world is, and the whole class immediately responded with Christianity. When she asked for the second, I eagerly raised my hand and, with Read More


4 weeks ago sweiss 0
       Motzei Shabbat  (Saturday night), as 2000+ of us teens meet in Times Square in New York City, emotions and excitement fly everywhere. From the second your feet hit the subway station’s floor, a shock of energy strikes your body. You look to the right and there is a billboard with your chapter on it, you Read More

The Mitzvah of Tzniut

2 months ago Leighest 0
Sarelle Franco/ Los Alamitos, California I definitely stand out in a crowd. As the representative of the Jewish nation in my school, I dress modestly, wearing skirts and shirts past my elbow. It’s a challenge, but it’s one that I enjoy doing. You may ask, how did I, a student in public school, make the Read More

“I Tried It!” – Modeh Ani

2 months ago Hannah Butcher 0
For two weeks, I said Modeh Ani, one of the most important Jewish prayers, before I began each day. And G-d proved to me, yet again, that everything happens for reason. I began my goal with the intent that, by thanking G-d as soon as I woke up, I would train myself into appreciating each Read More

How We Experience The Miracles of Chanukah Everyday

3 months ago ssalles 0
Chanukah is a very special holiday celebrating the miracle that occurred in the second Beit Hamikdash thousands of years ago. Today, we often wish for a huge miracle in our day-to-day lives, but did you know we experience and witness them every day? For most of us, our lives consist of waking up, eating breakfast Read More
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