Jac Copeland lives in Skokie Illinois with his parents Amanda and David Copeland, and two siblings Anna and Elon. A senior at Niles North High School, Jac has been involved in numerous leadership roles at school and in the community. He has served as president of Cteen Skokie this year and as a member of the Cteen leadership board for the three years before that. Additionally he has been an active member of Boy Scout troop 62 serving as Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster and earning the highest rank in scouting, Eagle Scout. In school he is a leader on his robotics team which has won back-to-back state championships and excellence awards, an executive board member for Dance Marathon, and captain of the Nile North Scholastic Bowl team. He also co-founded the Niles North Jewish Club with Riva Weiss which he has helped lead for 3 years. He also works as a tutor at The Mathnasium in Skokie. In his free time he loves to watch sports, play strategy games with friends, and cook. This fall, he plans to take the leadership and teamwork skills he learned as a Cteen leader to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he will be studying Materials Science and Engineering. He also plans to continue volunteering in college and be involved with the Chabad on campus.


Zach Loewenstern is in 6th grade at Old Orchard Junior High. He love his school and friends. Zach is an accomplished competitive gymnast, and spends 12 hours a week practicing and working toward his gymnastics goals. He recently competed at State, and made it to his very first Regionals competition in Ohio, where he competed against boys from over 5 states and received 3rd place on his floor routine. Zach is also a performer and loves theater, singing and art, and started playing volleyball this year. Zach is a star  student at Skokie Chabad Hebrew School. Zach loves coming to Cteen events, as it allows him to connect to the friends he has made here at Cteen and also to connect to his Judaism— and the events are always really fun!

Riva Miriam Weiss is a senior at Ida Crown Jewish Academy. Her proud parents are Yehoshua and Tova Weiss. Riva has been a participant in Cteen for four years. Riva is co-founder of The Jewish Association of Students club at Niles North where she attended for the first two years of high school. She has been a Cteen leader for two years. She enjoys hanging out with friends and meeting new people from CTeen. Riva is looking forward to taking all the skills and inspiration that she has gained at Skokie Cteen with her to Israel next year, where she will be studying Torah at Baer Miriam, and then on to Stern College, Yeshiva University in New York the next fall.