The Shabbaton: A weekend to change the world

1 day ago Adina Ichilov 0
In honor of one month since the CTeen Shabbaton, we bring you this reflection by Rachel Arrouas from CTeen S. Maur, France. We each have a unique journey in this world. We each have the power to change this world. “A little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness,” said Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Read More

Heritage Quest Changed Everything

6 days ago Shai Fichtelberg 0
By Allan Feldman// CTeen of Palo Alto, California I am not very religious. Don’t get me wrong, I certainly don’t shy away from attending Shabbat services on Saturday mornings, but for the most part I grew up secular. When I had the opportunity to go on the CTeen Heritage Quest, I felt it was my Read More

Shabbaton Digital Memory Jar

1 month ago Adina Ichilov 0
For 4 days out of the year, Jewish teens from 24 different countries come together for an epic weekend in New York! 10 years ago there were only 39 attendees, however, now there are over 2700 teens, Shluchim, and chaperones! In just a short amount of time, CTeen had expanded into 510 cities. Each year, Read More

Tips For The INTL Shabbaton

1 month ago Shai Fichtelberg 0
Going to the CTeen INTL Shabbaton for the first, or even second or third time can be the most exciting and nervous feeling ever. Not knowing what is going to happen or who you will meet can be nerve wracking, trust me, I know. Sometimes just throwing yourself into the unknown can be exhilarating, but Read More

Happy Chanukah from your Editors!

3 months 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

6 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
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