On May 14, Valley Chabad hosted its 2018 Teen Leadership Appreciation, honoring more than 160 teen volunteers from the Pascack and Saddle River Valley communities. Each of those teens participated in at least one of Valley Chabad’s four Teen Leadership Initiative programs: the Friendship Circle, which pairs volunteers with special needs children and their families for mutually enriching and fulfilling relationships; Eternal Flame, which examines the history of the Holocaust through a variety of media and personal narratives as well as a trip to Washington; Linking Hearts, which allows middle school students to establish strong bonds with homebound seniors and nursing home residents; and Cteen, which develops core values and volunteer leadership training for high schoolers through education and community service in a social environment.