As the world begins to open and adapt to our "new normal" again, trends that had infiltrated our quarantine newsfeeds have begun to carry over. Tie-dye was one of the majorly popular trends during quarantine that has carried over this fall season. Miri Kantor, leader of the Westport CTEEN club through the Chabad Lubavitch of Westport, used this creative project to bring together junior and senior Jewish teens of Westport while still partaking in COVID-safe regulations.
"CTEEN is a club for Jewish girls to get together comfortably to talk and hangout." Miri Kantor said. "I know tie-dye blew up in COVID, and I thought what a better way to bring people out and be together. I definitely thought I should take advantage of that."
The teens were able to choose anything they wanted to tie-dye. From masks to t-shirts, everything was laid out directly on the table for their use.
The teens then got to work right away with their projects. The tables were socially distant and regulated to just two participants per table. Many teens still felt the CTEEN event was engaging and uniting despite the separation. " I love these CTEEN events because they always bring together a bunch of Jewish girls who just want to have a connection to their Jewish roots in a fun way." Remi Levitt '21 said. "This event I especially like because tie-dying is a creative outlet for me. It fuels my creativity and incorporates a mixture of art and fun."