Chabad teens honor Parkland victims with acts of kindness

Chana Burston: 'Adding extra kindness into the world brings light, which dispels the darkness'


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  • Chabad of Orange County CTeen chapter members assemble 17 packages they will personally deliver to homeless people in New York City, an act of kindness to honor of the 17 victims of Parkland (Photos courtesy of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston/Chabad Orange)




  • Dylan Goldstein, 16, of Cornwall is proud of her CTeen Orange chapter (Photos courtesy of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston/Chabad Orange)




  • Several Chabad CTeen Orange chapter members are pictured with the 17 packages they created in honor of the 17 victims in Parkland (Photos courtesy of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston/Chabad Orange)




​​ — The Chabad of Orange County CTeen (Chabad Teen) chapter, led by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, did extra acts of kindness to honor the victims of the Feb. 14 Parkland, Fla., massacre.

Teens met this week at the Chabad Center in Chester to pack 17 packages for the homeless in honor. The group will be attending the CTeen International Convention Feb. 23-25 in Brooklyn and New York City and the teens will personally deliver the gifts to the homeless.

“This tragedy leaves a void in this world,” Chana Burston explained to the teens. "Adding extra kindness into the world brings light, which dispels the darkness."

Club members were enthusiastic about this project.

"Today my daughter’s CTeen group met and made 17 bags for the 17 lives taken this week in Parkland,” wrote Lori Robertson of Cornwall on Facebook. Robertson’s daughter, Dylan, 16, is a CTeen chapter President.

“We talk about everything we can do to prevent such things from happening," she said. "I truly believe that having such a positive, strong group of religious leaders and friends is so important to helping my kids instill the values I want for my family. Thank you Rabbi Pesach Burston and Chana Burston, CTeen Leaders Chaya Flamer and Leia Young and for being such amazing people in my children’s lives."

The Chabad of Orange County CTeen chapter is an affiliate of the Chabad International CTeen Network, and meets for events that are community-service based, as well as social. CTeen is open to all Jewish teens in Orange County. For more information call 782-2770 or visit chabadorange.com.





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