Watch live Sunday at 2:00 PM: The closing ceremony of the 13 annual CTeen Shabbaton will feature a live concert by Benny Friedman and Nissim Black, raffles, comedy, and talks by inspiring teens.
Thousands of teens from all over the world, in ten different time zones, will tune in to the closing ceremony of the 13 annual CTeen Shabbaton featuring a live concert by Benny Friedman and Nissim Black, raffles, comedy, and talks by inspiring teens.
Social by nature, the school-closures and isolation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected the mental health of children and teens across the country. The alarming rise in anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation is why CTeen has been focusing on empowering the teens to reach out to their peers and uplift their communities.
“In-person or virtually, CTeen is about channeling the energy outward,” says Rabbi Mendy Kotlarsky, executive director of Merkos 302, CTeen’s parent organization. “Our goal is to lift up another person. And then another, and another. Until the whole world is uplifted.”
“The Rebbe always taught us that obstacles are opportunities,” says Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Vice-chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch. “A virtual Shabbaton will give us the opportunity to reach many more teens.”
Produced by Rabbi Dovid Weinbaum, the event will be broadcast live from the FlowMotion studio in Brooklyn.