Happy Chanukah from your Editors!

4 weeks ago Adina Ichilov 0
Here are family recipes from each of your editors. We wanted to share a part of our traditions with our CTeen family. Enjoy! Candy Dreidels- Adina Ichilov Dreidels were the one thing everyone in my huge family had of their own. When I was younger, I remember my grandmother and my great aunt making the Read More

Thankful for CTeen

2 months ago Shai Fichtelberg 0
As we look through our years, or maybe only our months, at CTeen we see there is so much to be thankful for. CTeen has provided each and everyone of us with a sense of Jewish pride we can’t find every day at school or hanging out with friends. When we walk away from a Read More

MidWest Shabbaton Recap

2 months ago Shai Fichtelberg 0
This year, I had the opportunity to go—as the only Californian—to the Midwest TGIS Shabbaton with CTeen Naperville. It was so special to not only go to my first regional shabbaton (which just so happened to not be my region), but to also visit four girls who went with me on CTeen Heritage Quest this Read More

Recap of Tri-State TGIS Shabbaton

2 months ago Sarah Strent 0
By: Sarah Strent This year’s Tri-State TGIS Shabbaton was extra special to me because it was my last TGIS Shabbaton. Four years ago, I came into CTeen not knowing how big of an impact it would have on my life. I recall my first Shabbaton ever in Atlantic City. I couldn’t help but be intimidated Read More

Tri-State Sukkot 2019

3 months ago Sarah Strent 0
By: Sarah Strent The regional event this past Thursday, October 17 was a blast! My night began with an hour ride on a party bus to Long Beach! I had so much fun dancing and singing Jewish songs with my best friends! Then, we finally arrived at the sukkah in Long Beach! The highlight of Read More

Parsha Nitzavim

4 months ago Orli Richman 0
“Atem Nitzavim hayom coolchem leefney hashem elocechem” You are standing here today before the lord your G-d. Just like the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah, in parsha Nitzavim the entire Jewish nation is standing before G-d, men, women and children. With every soul before him, G-d directly tells us about life and death and in Read More

How to Tackle the College Process

4 months ago Adina Ichilov 0
My name is Adina Ichilov and I am a senior from CTeen San Antonio. Let’s face it, the college admissions process is extremely overwhelming. From the number of essays and short questions you have to write to the constant reminders you need to give your recommenders, the process is stressful. However, as I’ve moved along Read More

Six Flags Regional Event

5 months ago Mitchel Zilbershteyn 0
As school starts up, CTeeners from all over the Tri-state area gathered together at Six Flags to start off the year with a day full of thrills. While the weather was gloomy, the loud voices of the cheering teens made the atmosphere as bright and lively as ever! Each chapter had an impressive turnout, and Read More

What Purim Teaches Us About Unity

10 months ago Noah Roffe 0
Purim is easily the most joyful and happy Jewish holiday of the year. It is known that the entire Jewish month of Adar is a time of happiness and success because of the Purim story. Purim however isn’t just about happiness and success on the individual level, it is also about maximizing our potential on Read More

My First Shiva Call

1 year ago hkaplun 0
Today, I paid my first shiva call, for someone I’d never met before. A seemingly strange thing, until you think about our common factor.  We have the most important thing in common, the one thing that bands together millions of people, and has for thousands of years–we are both members of Am Yisrael.   Last Read More
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