By Evan Traylor, NFTY North American President
Originally posted on NFTY’s blog
Looking back on my amazing journey through NFTY, there have definitely been some incredible and life-changing moments that have come to define not only my NFTY career, but also some of my favorite memories. These moments define my life in NFTY, and have given me the valuable opportunities to grow and become inspired as a NFTYite and as a Reform Jewish teen.
In the spring of my 8th grade year, I first experienced the power of a NFTY community when I attended NFTY-TOR’s JYG at Greene Family Camp. Going into the event, I knew one other girl from my Temple and my TYG Advisor.
After leaving the event, however, I had made so many awesome friends, many of whom I have become best friends with over the years while attending Greene Family Camp, NFTY-TOR events, and NFTY in Israel in 2010. This was my first ever exposure to NFTY, and it would change my life forever…