Untitled design (4).pngHailey Jakofsky, Cteen
Hailey Rose Jakofsky is a senior at Ida Crown Jewish Academy. Her proud parents are Jake and Rachel Jakofsky. She has one older brother and two older sisters, and her dog Buddy of course. She loves to play piano and enjoys all kinds of music. Hailey has is interested in fashion photography and also loves to run. She has been involved in Cteen since the 7th Grade and joined the Cteen leadership board in 9th grade. Hailey regularly plans and prepares Cteen events. Hailey loves Cteen because of the fun trips and good times, from an ordinary weekly Cteen Cafe, to the International Shabbaton in New York City. Through Cteen Hailey has learned to be an excellent leader and how to take initiative. In addition, Hailey has even improved her cooking skills by preparing for the many TGIS dinners at Cteen.


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 Nahshon Strimling, Cteen Junior
Nahshon Strimling was born in Lakewood New Jersey to his proud parents Shlomo and Ruth Strimling. His siblings are Yosef, Natan, Ben-Sion, Shoshana Nehama, and Shemuel. They moved to the Chicago area, and Nahshon attended Gesher HaTorah and JCFS Jewish Day School, as well as Chute Middle School. Nahshon got his Jewish education at Skokie Chabad Hebrew School and homeschool, and he will continue with homeschool for high school. Nahshon has been a participant in Cteen Junior from the moment he was eligible, and loves every minute of it. He celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Persian Hebrew Congregation. Nahshon is well liked and loves being surrounded by his friends and family. In addition to Cteen, Nahshon attends Yachad. Nahshon enjoys computer programming and creating with his hands. He loves to learn about the world around us. He can’t wait to continue on to Cteen next year and to continue to grow in his Jewishness.


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