Shabbaton

Are Tattoos Taboo? (The Torah’s Take)

2 months ago Hannah Butcher 0
In December, after I turned 18, the first thing my friends asked me was if I was going to get a tattoo. Something inside me held me back from jumping head-first into a tattoo parlor, however.  At the International Shabbaton I realized why, exactly, I hesitated to get inked. Like me, many Jewish teens stand Read More

10 Shabbaton Lessons to Remember for Life

5 months 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

My Leadership Retreat Experience 5777-2017

1 year ago ssalles 0
Recently,  I had the opportunity to attend the CTeen Leadership Retreat. I didn’t realize how much this weekend would impact my life. I was excited to attend, but also really nervous. When I arrived in Crown Heights to go on the bus, I met  other leaders I  knew by name from group chats; it was Read More
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