Chabad of Orange County creates ‘CTeen'

| 22 Feb 2012 | 02:27

Chester — “Cteen” is a new Jewish teen network established by Chabad of Orange County which combines fun and projects, education and service. CTeen, which is open to all Jewish teens in the community regardless of affiliation, meets once a month for events including: icebreakers, team building activities, peer-to-peer discussions, educational debate sessions, video presentations, community service activities, exciting recreational trips and “Shabbatons.” Organizers said the CTeen Network takes skills that teenagers have mastered throughout time, and “creatively channels their talents toward making a difference in the community.” CTeen provides the opportunity for teenagers to reassign some free time into meaningful time, constructively spent learning, giving, and interacting with others teens, added organizers. “CTeen’s goal is not just to get together and have a good time,” said Rabbi Pesach Burston, director of Chabad of Orange County and head of the local CTeen chapter, “It’s also about encouraging our teens to take a leadership role. Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment where teens can learn about themselves through giving to others, identify with others who share the same faith, and be part of a group that focuses on building core values with an emphasis on character development.” The next CTeen event will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 5:30 p.m at Chabad’s new Monroe/Chester location, 1170 Route 17M, Suite 1 in Chester. For more information visit, or to request a brochure and CTeen Calendar, call 782-2770 or email to: