Times Square was host to an incredible display of Jewish pride on Motzei Shabbos, as 5,000 CTeens, shluchim, supporters and dignitaries joined together for the annual havdalah ceremony and rousing concert.
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Times Square was host to an incredible display of Jewish pride on Motzei Shabbos, as 5,000 CTeens, shluchim, supporters and dignitaries joined together for the annual havdalah ceremony and rousing concert with singer Beri Webber.
The chorus of “I’m a Jew and I’m and proud” reverberated within Times Square Motzai Shabbos as over 5,000 people celebrated their Jewish Identity.
The iconic highlight of the CTeen International Shabbaton saw the CTeeners, their Rabbis, plus local friends and supporters join together to pray, dance and sing at the crossroads of the world.
A major milestone was the printing of a new Times Square edition of the Tanya led by Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice Chairman of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch and Chairman of CTeen.
Rabbi Kotlarsky encouraged the teens to be beacons of light in their local communities worldwide, and together transform the world into a place of goodness and kindness.
Videos of the Rebbe were played on the huge screens lining Times Square, and teens watched a special presentation encouraging them to spread Yiddishkeit ‘Whenever and Wherever’.
The teens also heard from CTeen director Rabbi Shimon Rivkin, and Merkos 302 Director Rabbi Mendy Kotlarsky, who encouraged them to take the inspiration back home.