"The attack sparled youth groups at the Chai Center in Dix Hills to take action, When youth director and rabbi Dovid Weinbaum reached out to leaders of various groups, all agreed that they needed to come together for a nigh of solidarity, called One Hour of Unity. Despite being hundreds of miles away from Pittsburgh, the teens felt grief for those killed."
LONG ISLAND TEENS COOK FOOD TO FEED 100 PEOPLE FACING MEDICAL CRISES
"Teens from The Chai Center’s CTeen chapter in Dix Hills (CTeen West Suffolk County) took over the kitchen and cooked enough meals for 100 people whose families are facing major health issues – coping with a sick parent and/or child. The teens peeled, boiled and baked for several hours making chicken stir fry, potatoes, vegetables and soup – ensuring these families have a joyous feast during the upcoming Jewish High Holiday season."
"Town of Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci; Suffolk County Legislator Susan Berland; Carol Nuzzi representing Senator John Flanagan; and Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon of the Town of Babylon all attended to personally congratulate the teens. Warm greetings and certificates were also sent from Governor Cuomo, Senator Gillibrand, and Senator Schumer."
"Teens from CTeen West Suffolk County, based at The Chai Center in Dix Hills, collected and packed over 60 boxes filled with toys, food, cleaning products, baby essentials and school supplies to be donated to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX."
(L to R): Hannah Sharifian (Leadership Award); Sarah Strent (Chesed "Kindness" Award); Carly Tamer (Dedication Award); Legislator Steve Stern; Tyler Eliades (Rookie of the Year Award); Tyler Bonasera (Rookie of the Year Award); and Ethan Ertel (Teen of the Year Award).
"At the June 5 dinner, each member received a letter signed and written by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as well as a certificate of achievement and proclamation from Huntington councilmembers Susan Berland, Mark Cuthbertson, Eugene Cook, and Tracey Edwards. State senators Kirsten Gillibrand, John Flanagan, and Carl Marcelino also attended the dinner. along with Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone and Suffolk Legislator Steve Stern."
Teens of CTeen West Suffolk County pack toys they purchased to be delivered to families residing in United Veterans Beacon House facilities.