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Our Directors

Tzemmy Bassman currently work as co-director of CTeen Hungary. He grew up in Chicago. He moved to Budapest with his wife Sophie two years ago to lead the international Jewish teen organization, CTeen. Tzemmy has such a friendly and optimistic nature that teenagers will love him right away! He is looking forward to inspiring and encouraging the teenagers to deepen their Jewishness and pass it on from generation to generation.

Sophie works as co-director of CTeen Hungary.
Sophie Bassman grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. She moved to Budapest with her husband Tzemmy two years ago to lead the international Jewish teen organization, CTeen. Sophie feels that the future of Jewish life in Budapest is very important and she believes that teenagers should carry this forward! With the help of fun activities, conversations and lots of other things, the Bassmans want to help the continuity of Hungarian Jewish life!

Our Staff

Our staff consists of both native english speakers and hungarian speakers. They are extraordinary, competent, and qualified individuals who want to give back and make a difference. Many of our staff have been involved in the Alef Kids and CTeen organizations both as Madrichot and other leadership positions and they have lots of experience in this area. They were specifically selected for their warmth, experience, positive energy, and love for dealing with children. They are trustworthy and responsible. Our low camper-to-staff ratio ensures that each child will have the highest quality supervision along with caring and attentive guidance.

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