Contact Us
Mamaroneck Daily Voice serves Larchmont & Mamaroneck

Menu

Mamaroneck Daily Voice serves Larchmont & Mamaroneck
Breaking News: Seen Him? Teen In Westchester Goes Missing
neighbors

Larchmont-Mamaroneck Cteen Launches The Legacy Project

CTeen members Brianna Apple and Dalia Kaufman record Esther Gheizel's story for The Legacy Project.
CTeen members Brianna Apple and Dalia Kaufman record Esther Gheizel's story for The Legacy Project. Photo Credit: Submitted Photo
Avi Goldstein, Aliya Falk and Danielle Godick interview Edith Frater as part of CTeen's Legacy Project to preserve their ancestor's history.
Avi Goldstein, Aliya Falk and Danielle Godick interview Edith Frater as part of CTeen's Legacy Project to preserve their ancestor's history. Photo Credit: Submitted Photo
Jeremy Magram and Jason Holzberg interviewing holocaust survivor Dr. Moshe Avital, who survived six internment camps.
Jeremy Magram and Jason Holzberg interviewing holocaust survivor Dr. Moshe Avital, who survived six internment camps. Photo Credit: Submitted Photo

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Jewish teenagers living in Larchmont, N.Y., and Mamaroneck, N.Y., have a new program to help them and their struggles with the “terrible teens" while preserving a piece of history.

The Chabad Teen Network launched a new venture on April 15 called The Legacy Project, which aims to collect, share and preserve the stories of their grandparents and holocaust survivors living in the community.

Commonly known as CTeen, the network empowers youth with programs that teach critical leadership skills and community activism. Through brainstorming, delegating, and executing, teens create and implement community service initiatives, charity fundraisers, as well as, local and national trips.

“It is so important to preserve the memories traditions and life lessons they have to offer,” said Sophia Danziger, a CTeen member and a student at Mamaroneck High School of the program in a statement. “We created an archive for future generations.”

In groups of two or three, the teens visited the homes of holocaust survivors replete with homemade cookies, tea, and a list of questions. They sat in the survivors’ living rooms recording the stories -- such as that of Dr. Moshe Avital, who told of his experience during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in six concentration camps.

Rabbi Mendel Silberstein, the club’s founder, saw that adults were irritated with teens, seeing them as “takers” with nothing to offer until they grow up. Silberstein, however, saw society’s outlook as the root of the problem, causing a vicious cycle.

“How can anyone expect anything different when we refuse to give teens any responsibility?” said Rabbi Silberstein in a statement. “We’re watching the development of the leaders of tomorrow.”

Cteen gathers weekly to undertake a new community service project. From recording audiobooks for blind children at Bach 2 Rock music studio, to playing a grand game of basketball with South East Consortium special needs league, Cteen is continually active in the community.

One week, they prepared and executed a carnival for the Coachman Homeless Shelter with various booths and refreshments. Another week, they made and delivered delicious sandwiches to Hope Community Services. When the cold winter approached, Cteen made scarves to give to those in need.

More information is available online at jewishlarchmont.com , or by calling (914) 834-8000 or email at info@jewishlarchmont.com.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Mamaroneck Daily Voice!

Serves Larchmont & Mamaroneck

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.