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CLTC 1 Update: June 17, 2013
Posted on 06/17/2013 @ 11:56 PM
"My chapter worked very well today together, and it was our best day so far. Also, the March of the Living program was emotional, but I am so happy I was able to experience with my cousin Emily Gerstein." -Amanda Iserson, GCR
"The March of the Living program was absolutely impactful and emotional, especially the introduction with the letters." -Ellee Sinykin, Wisconsin
"Today was my first true day of reflection. I really thought about what kind of leader I am, whether it was win-win or win-lose, etc." -Jake Teplitzky, CVR
"Everyday at CLTC I meet a new girl or guy and I love each and everyone of them" -Sophie Jerwick, MAR-KC
"Thank you to the staff, coordinators, and past March of the Living participants, Ben Sack and Samantha Simon, for providing me one of the most inspirational nights of my life." -Jacob Leviton, Liberty Region
"Today showed why I came to CLTC: to learn and to experience." -Ethan Wiseman, CRW
CLTC 1 Update: June 16, 2013
Posted on 06/16/2013 @ 11:41 AM
Hello, my name is Yishai Barth, and I am from New England Region. I have been a part of BBYO for two years, and am a rising senior. I was told to attend CLTC to learn how to be a leader from my regional director after being elected to regional board. I did not know what those four letters stood for, but I was told that these 12 days are the most amazing days of your life.
Those words do not do CLTC justice, as I feel that I have been here over 12 weeks. CLTC brings a group of teens together, who care about the room around you, and care about refining the light of leadership. Here at CLTC, we are given the tools to forge ourselves into leaders by ceasing upon one another's strengths and improving each other's weaknesses.
Our first Shabbat was an unbelievable experience. Our AZA coordinator, Mika Stein, led a song called Tov L'hodot, and I was moved to tears. Not solely by the music, but also by the voices of so many Jewish teens singing the song. One hundred Jewish teens who did not know one another, together, from across the United States, sang in unison, the voice of Judaism.
CLTC surely does the impossible.
CLTC 1 Update: June 14, 2013
Posted on 06/14/2013 @ 11:41 AM
Here are what the CLTC 1 teens are saying!
"It was nice to be with my sister BBGs, just relaxing and bonding." -Risa Mond, North-Texas Oklahoma Region
"I learned about public speaking, and I hope to use it not only in BBYO, but in my future career." - Andrew Rosen, Ohio Northern Region
"It was helpful to learn about public speaking and to bond with my chapter." -Laurel Esstman, Rocky Mountain Region
"I truly believe I became closer with every person here from the Stand Up! program." - Ben Koppel, Ohio Northern Region
"I learned that Jewish laws and ideals apply to daily life." -Jake Teplitzky, Connecticut Valley Region
"The Stand Up! program was especially impactful. Seeing over 100 teens together show their particular passion for standing up was truly inspiring and imprinted an image on me that I will never forget." -Elissa Koppel, Wisconsin Region
"CLTC is actually living up to all the hype!" -Hunter Cohn, Kentucky Indiana Ohio
Look for Shabbat pictures and an update on Sunday!
Welcome to CLTC 1!
Posted on 06/11/2013 @ 05:00 PM
Everyone has arrived safely and CLTC 1 has officially begun!
The next 12 days are going to be the best days of our lives! Make sure to check back here for updates!
CLTC 1 2013 is Almost Here!
Posted on 06/10/2013 @ 05:00 PM
CLTC 1 2013 is just hours away! Make sure to check back here for blog updates and below for pictures!
Here's to an epic #BBYOSummer2013