Teen Talk: Emilio Chayo

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Once upon a time, there was a sixteen-year-old boy. The boy learned that, because of how his cards had been dealt, he wouldn’t be starting school at the same time as his friends. He felt sad, but most importantly he felt powerless, for this was a situation that he had no  help in solving. He Read More

How One Weekend Changed My Life

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By Sarelle Franco/Los Alamitos, CA How one weekend changed my life The CTeen International Shabbaton is one of the most astonishing things I’ve ever seen in my entire 16 years of living. To watch more than 2,500 high school students share their Jewish pride out loud is something empowering and amazing to witness. Judaism is 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

10 Shabbaton Lessons to Remember for Life

2 weeks ago Hannah Butcher 0
Last week, I participated in my final International Shabbaton as a CTeener. My favorite part of each Shabbaton has always been the Shabbat lectures, which include intimate, enriching, and spiritual discussions with rabbis and rebbetzins from across the nation. This year, in order to ensure that I made the most of my last Shabbaton, I Read More

Teen Talk: Adina Samloff

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Hi everyone! My name is Adina Samloff and I’m a senior at Bader Hillel High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As you’ve heard about the age old “three second rule” for first impressions, I’m sure you’ve already observed my skirt that covers my knees, my high neckline, and elbow length sleeves. You’re probably assuming I grew Read More

A Shabbaton Like No Other

3 weeks ago hkaplun 0
Is it just me, or did the shabbaton fly by? All of a sudden, I’m back in school, and back to everyday life. Well, not exactly; since this was my last International Shabbaton, I decided to make the most of it. I sang louder, danced harder, and talked to more people than I did in Read More

My Ohel Experience

1 month ago Hank Loeb 0
Last year, on the final day of the CTeen Shabbaton, I went to the Ohel for the very first time. I had heard of people going to the Rebbe’s resting place, but I didn’t really know what to expect. It turned out to be a moving experience.   Early Sunday morning, after an amazing weekend, Read More

Things that could only happen at the NYC Shabbaton!

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By Carly Tamer/West Suffolk County, NY With the 10th Annual NYC Shabbaton coming up, let’s take a look back at the awesome things that could only happen when you get 2,500 CTeeners in one city!   Hundreds of Jewish teens on one subway   Every year, we travel around the city to explore by subway! Read More

My Life Before and After the Shabbaton

2 months ago Sarah Hinkediker 0
Last year, I attended my first CTeen International NYC Shabbaton with my chapter, CTeen Panama. The trip really made a huge impact on my life, from the way I act to the way I dress. I have to admit, at first, I was skeptical about attending the trip since I had never really gone on Read More
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