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Teens at CTeen Newton made their own waffles with an assortment of toppings and played an interactive Chanukah themed Kahoot game. They organized a toy drive for the children in Israel who suffered from the recent fires. The teens were enlightened by an uncensored question and answer session with Guest Speaker, Dr. Binyomin Abrams, senior lecturer of Boston University's Department of Chemistry, which led into heated discussions on contemporary issues.
Teens delivered the cupcakes that were made at the CTeen Newton Kickoff to residents at the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly. The teens gave them New Years cards and wished them a Shana Tova. The teens enjoyed conversing with the elderly.
Following the teen's visit, the elderly experienced a Shofar Factory with Rabbi Shalom Ber Prus, to see how a shofar is made.
Dozens of teens gathered to kickoff the year at CTeen Newton. The evening began with writing Shana Tova cards for the elderly. The teens mingled and got to meet new friends with a fun icebreaker activity. CTeen student leaders introduced CTeen to the participants. The teens were divided into teams and the CTeen Cupcake Wars began! Each team designed their own cupcakes and had a chance to explain the theme of their design. Following the event the cupcakes were given as a Rosh Hashanah gift to the residents at the Jewish Housing for the Elderly.
The evening concluded with CTeen Newton participating in the international CTeen Mitzvah Challenge by accepting the challenge from CTeen of Milwau
Teens of CTeen Newton volunteered at Food for Your Table. They collected produce at the end of the Farmers Market and distributed it to residents at affordable housing units in Newton.
With the recent attacks on law enforcement officials across the country, teens at CTeen felt that they should express their appreciation to the local Police officers. The teens baked chocolate chip cookies and then delivered them to the Newton Police Department. While the cookies were baking in the oven, together with Rabbi Shalom Ber Prus, the teens explored Judaic sources on the importance of law enforcement. Lieutenant Bruce Apotheker, together with other officers, met the teens at the station and gave them an extensive tour. The Police officers were very thankful for the thoughtful appreciation the teens displayed.
Teens gathered around the fire to celebrate Lag Baomer! While enjoying a BBQ dinner, they learned about the significance of the day. The teens created unique decorative flower centerpieces for the Shavuot community lunch. The evening concluded with marshmallow roasting, s'mores and an interactive game around the fire-pit.
CTeen visited the elderly for a Passover Cooking Demo!
The teens guided the seniors to peel, chop and mix together 'Charoset', a traditional dish for the Seder. The teens gained insight from the stories that were shared with them. As the group was leaving, the seniors thanked them for this enjoyable evening and asked the teens when the next visit would be.
On Purim day CTeen Newton brought 100's of Hamantashen, food and drink to the students at Newton South High School. The students were able to give packages of food to their friends (Mishloach Manot), and had a chance to learn about and share their heritage. Thanks to our CTeen leaders for organizing this important event!
Teens of CTeen Newton enjoyed making their own fruit smoothies in honor of Tu Bshvat! They discussed the significance of the holiday and enjoyed a fun exercise learning about their personality strengths and weaknesses. The teens showed their artistic talents by designing creative decorated pens for women in a domestic abuse shelter. It was a full night of learning, fun and giving to others!
Hundreds of Newton South High School students were greeted with hot latkes and fresh sufganiyot jelly donuts on the 4th day of Chanukah as they were dismissed from class. Students had an opportunity to learn about Chanukah and experience the cultural foods of the holiday. The event was organized by CTeen Newton student group. For more info on CTeen visit: www.CTeenNewton.com
For the second year in a row, a Sukkah was put up at Newton South High School. Arranged by the teens of CTeen Newton. Hundreds of teens (& staff members) enjoyed free pizza, seeing the sukkah at school, shaking the lulav and etrog & fun games! Thanks to all who helped set up and take down the Sukkah.
CTeen Newton kicked off the year with its first event with a BBQ! Teens had fun baking cakes for the community Yom Kippur break-fast. We spoke about Sandy Koufax's brave and historical commitment to Yom Kippur and discussed if we have that same courage and commitment. The student leaders introduced CTeen's programs and mission and gave an overview of the highlight event of the year, the NY Shabbaton Weekend! The get-to-know-you game was an exciting way to meet new friends and learn new things about old ones! Looking forward to our 3rd year of CTeen together!
CTeen Newton gathered around the bonfire to mark Lag Baomer. Teens tie-dyed "onesies" for newborn babies in the hospital in the NICU. After roasting s'mores, the teens played a game which led into heated discussions about various topics that today's teens are faced with.
Three CTeen chapters joined together for an incredible Shabbaton! Over Shabbat teens enjoyed informative and inspirational talks from various rabbis, rebbetzins, and from a doctor and an attorney. Teens bonded over entertaining activities and interactive workshops. Saturday night was filled with fun and laughter with a grand laser tag game, arcades and more followed by midnight pizza. On Sunday morning teens shared their reflections of the weekend over breakfast before heading home.