JEMs take part in Shabbaton
Over 3000 Jewish teenagers from 30 different countries gathered together, where they visited Ground Zero, enjoyed a concert at Times Square and visited the Rebbe's resting place
Rabbi Chida Levitansky and Rivky Shuchat led a JEMs CTeen Sydney group to Crown Heights in New York City for the 15th annual Chabad CTeen International Shabbaton.
Over 3000 Jewish teenagers from 30 different countries gathered together, where they visited Ground Zero, enjoyed a concert at Times Square and visited the Rebbe’s resting place, where they placed thousands of prayer notes.
“The CTeen Shabbaton is an incredible opportunity for Jewish teens from all over the world to visit the Rebbe’s resting place, and it wouldn’t be possible without the incredible hospitality of the Crown Heights community,” said chairman of CTeen International Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky.
“This ‘Hakhel’ year, the unprecedented number of teens participating are being hosted by the Crown Heights community once again. Their warm welcome to the thousands of teens is remarkable and inspiring, and we are truly grateful.”
The influx of participants can be attributed to it being a “Hakhel” year, which is a special gathering that historically took place at the Temple in Jerusalem.