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Connections Are Essential in Life

2 months 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

My First (Chassidic) Wedding

5 months 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

The Shocking Lessons I Learned at the CTeen International Shabbaton

6 months ago Shayna Solkowitz 0
I was asked to write about one aspect of the International Shabbaton that affected me the most. The only problem was, how could I choose just one?! I don’t think I’m like most teens. One of the main reasons I love the Shabbaton is the workshops. Obviously my #1 reason for attending is seeing my Read More

Is There Balance Between Judaism and Being an Average Teen?

6 months ago Shayna Solkowitz 0
Do you ever feel like you’re living a double life? I do, sometimes. How do you find the balance being a regular teenager and maintaining  a Jewish lifestyle with Jewish traditions? The truth is, I personally do think I’m living a double life…I also don’t think it’s possible to live an equally balanced life. At Read More

Silence in Public School: Will It Work?

1 year ago Hannah Butcher 0
My high school is forty minutes away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas. After the tragedy, my school’s administration hastily reacted by enacting a confusing string of new rules: our IDs are required to be visible, the front doors to all buildings are locked, teachers are doubly employed as hall monitors, and cameras are mantled to the Read More

“I Tried It!” – Modeh Ani

2 years 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
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