Big Apple visit sees Elie make new friends from around the world

CTEEN leader Elie Glaser represented Leeds at the international annual Chabad Teen Leadership Conference in New York.

The Grammar School at Leeds Year 10 student spent a weekend in the Big Apple with 2,000 Jewish teenagers from all over the world, who were hosted by Jewish families in the Crown Heights area.

Also from Leeds was Marc Smith, who said: “In my entire life, I have never felt more proud to be Jewish.”

They visited places of interest in the city, including the 9/11 memorial, and attended a special concert in Times Square. There was also a tribute to the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Elie said: “I am utterly grateful to CTeen for giving me this opportunity to meet so many inspiring people and to be part of such a strong movement.

“I was honoured to see the power of youth and to feel that I am part of a global family of people who all want to make a positive difference in the world.”

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