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FC Barcelona President
Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Jewish leadership skills are the focus of a CTeen summer program

“It gave me my voice. It helped me evolve as a person,” says 18-year-old Rachel Wilkes of her years with CTeen, the Chabad teen network. “It showed me that I can be who I want to be.”

The native of Hollywood, Fla., is off to study for a year in Israel, but before that—and right after graduating high school—she made time to attend the fourth annual CTeen Leadership Retreat. She joined 200 other young people and Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries who participated last month in a long weekend of workshops, lectures, discussions and a traditional Shabbat in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains.

One of the older teens there, Wilkes shared some of the tools she uses to connect with peers

Summer: six tiny letters that conjure memories of catching fireflies at dusk, barbeques, running barefoot through the sprinkler and last but not least — vacation.

We all need time to relax and create new summertime moments, but there are a few things that every savvy traveler should keep in mind, to reach their summer paradise.

Create a Vacation Budget

Summer travel can be costly thanks to rising hotel prices and airfares that have increased six percent in the last twelve months according to

Jerusalem may seem an unlikely location for Israel’s first aquarium – the city is approximately 850 meters above sea level, with no natural bodies of water in the area. But Shai Doron, CEO of the capital’s Tisch Family Zoological Gardens, says that as a major contributor to the national biodiversity plan and as Israel’s capital, the zoo was by far the most logical place for the marine center.

“We have a lot of credit with the National Parks Authority, and with the public,” Doron told reporters

Driving into Timna Park, a 15,000-acre nature reserve expanse bounded by majestic, red-tinged craggy hills, it’s easy to feel the awe and serenity that’s the hallmark of any desert experience. Drive 20 minutes south, and you’ll arrive at the brash Red Sea resort town of Eilat, where water sports and shopping are the order of the day.

Timna is less than 10 minutes by car from the new Ilan and Assaf Ramon Airport that’s scheduled to open next spring near Eilat, in what is expected to be a

The best places to enjoy a day at the shore in Israel with all the amenities you need for kids

A day at the beach is one of the highlights of summer for children and their parents. With 140 beaches boasting plenty of sand for digging, along with calm surf, warm water temperatures and strong breezes for kite-flying, Israel is perfect for a sunny family day at the shore.

The best beaches for children must be clean, safe and accessible with plenty of restrooms and places to buy food and