During the Havdalah Ceremony in Times Square, CTeen announced the launch of its 700th chapter, founded in Estonia under the directorship of Rabbi Michi and Rishi Piekarski. Some 82 years ago, the Nazis entered Estonia and declared it Judenfrei or “Jew free.” Today, the Estonian Jewish community flourishes like never before—with a synagogue, mikvah, holiday programming and now, a CTeen Chapter—a testament to the remarkable resilience of the Jewish Nation.
For young teens like Isabel Sarapul, being involved in CTeen has given her the confidence to embrace her Jewish identity and share it with others. Isabel says: “Joining CTeen gave me confidence in my Jewish identity and allowed my friends to realize it’s a subject they should feel comfortable asking me about. Now that I have a stronger bond and understanding of my heritage, I can proudly share with them what it’s like to be a Jew.”
Mazel tov on this incredible achievement and we look forward to seeing the impact this new chapter will bring! #EstoniaJewishCommunity #CTeen700thChapter #JewishPride