Over 500 Jewish teens from across the world will join together on February 8-10, 2013, at the annual international Teen Shabbaton for a weekend of fun, excitement, Jewish pride and inspiration in New York City. Teens will meet other Jewish teens from all over the world and create friendships that last a lifetime!
The Shabbaton will start off on Friday morning, as the teens will go on a grand tour in Manhattan, experiencing the city in VIP style, after which they will make their way to Brooklyn for a unity Shabbat. Saturday night, teens will go to Times Square for a grand havdallah ceremony! Sunday morning there is a Jewish heritage tour where teens visit a hand-made matzah bakery, a Jewish scribe, Judaica stores and more. The weekend ends with a leadership banquet and fairwell.
This year’s featured guest is Sport’s Illustrator “Jewish Jordan,” Tamir Goodman, who will share his story, “Hoops of Hope: A story of passion, faith, and rebounds.”
Teens will be traveling together as a group from Merrick on Friday morning and the trip will be chaperoned by Chabad staff. The teens will be staying at select host families in Crown Heights, Brooklyn who are known for their hospitality and warmth.
For more information regarding the NY CTeen Shabbaton or to register, you can contact Chana at 516-833-3057 or at chabadjewishlife.org/cteen or on Facebook at CTeen Merrick-Bellmore.