850 teens. 150 youth engagement professionals. 1,000 people. 1 fantastic city of Los Angeles and countless ways we brought Israel to the crowds. Check out our interactive infographic on all the places Israel showed up amid the glitz and glamour of NFTY Convention!
on January 22, 2013
By Rachel Brustein, KESHER Taglit-Birthright Israel, NFTY & OSRUI alum
Ever since I started going to camp at URJ Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute in 2006, I had dreamed of going to Israel. When I signed up for a URJ Kesher Birthright trip this past fell, I was not expecting the very wide range of Jewish education from the participants on the trip. I quickly appreciated what I had learned at camp and in NFTY.
on October 4, 2012
NFTY in Israel alum Marlana Fireman writes about the incredible journey that a rock from Auschwitz took with her as she traveled from Europe to Israel and back to her home in Ohio. Read about the awe she discovered while contemplating the meaning her experiences this past summer, and find out why she says that “in my travels, no matter where I go or what I learn, I will do for those who couldn’t.”
on July 24, 2012
We’re bringing some of the excitement of NFTY in Israel experiences directly to our communities in North America! Watch exclusive documentary interviews of participants sharing their thoughts and feelings about their experiences so far and their relationship with Israel.
This is part one of the interview series, featuring teens from Congregation Beth Israel in Austin, Texas.
Stay tuned, more are coming over the summer!
on June 4, 2012
By Mark Swick, Former NFTY RCVP and NFTY-MAR member
My experience, and hopefully yours, was that NFTY is the ideal place to find yourself as an activist: for Israel, social justice concerns, or pluralism within the wider Jewish community. Whatever your cause, NFTY is a tremendous medium through which to learn, explore, grow and to enact change, all with your closest friends. Our tradition demands: “tzedek, tzedek tirdof” – justice, justice shall you pursue. Such is the case of Rabbi Miri Gold and those who fight for justice on her behalf. May she, and rabbis like her, continue to serve their communities with dignity and the full support of their government for years to come.
on November 29, 2011
Check out this great video, live from Israel, featuring Netzer Year participants speaking about what Reform Judaism means to them.
- The Chaperone’s Tale | Day 1: Heroic Efforts June 30, 2011
- The Chaperone’s Tale | Day 2: Intertwining History June 30, 2011
- The Chaperone’s Tale | Day 5: Continuing the Journey into the Abyss July 7, 2011
- Day 100 May 9, 2013
- How Kesher Birthright is more than a vacation or tour May 7, 2013
- Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut April 20, 2013
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