The CTeen club at Chabad of the East Valley kicked off a new year of events by sending a meaningful message to the Jewish community.

Spurred by recent anti-Semitic vandalism in the Valley, the teens decided to make some graffiti of their own — graffiti full of inspiring messages, said Rabbi Tzvi Rimler, youth director of Chabad of the East Valley.

“Our teens enjoyed getting to work spray-painting the board up and down with their names and favorite symbols, and when it was all done, our local professional artist finished it off with the inscription ‘make every moment count’ in beautiful graffiti,” Rimler said.

The 8-foot board created during the Aug. 27 event will hang proudly in Chabad’s teen lounge.

“This helps us express our artist selves as we share our message with others,” said 17-year-old CTeen club member Josh Mcnaul.

Chabad of the East Valley’s CTeen club is part of an international teen organization that has existed for more than a decade. The Chabad of the East Valley’s chapter opened last year and is committed to promoting social and humanitarian events and meetings for all Jewish teens living in the East Valley. JN

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