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New Opportunity for Teens: Israel Engagement Committee Why Voicing Your Choice Matters: NFTY’s Response to the 2016 US Presidential Election How NFTY and the Olympics Inspired Each Other to Take Action in the Refugee Crisis
 
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New Opportunity for Teens: Israel Engagement Committee

The 2016 race for the United States Presidency has been unlike any other in recent memory. From reproductive rights to minimum wage to the Keystone Pipeline, candidates are taking divisive stances on a wide range of topics. As seen through NFTY's Voice Your Choice Campaign, it is essential for us to be engaged and informed on the issues that are important to ourselves and our Jewish communities. One such issue that directly impacts the American Jewish population is the relationship between Israel and the United States.

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Why Voicing Your Choice Matters: NFTY’s Response to the 2016 US Presidential Election

As you may have seen in your American Government textbooks, democracy is a “government by the people, both directly or indirectly, with free and frequent elections.” Therefore, democracies only function when the citizens of democratic nations become educated and involved in their political processes. Political involvement is typically thought of as casting a ballot at the polls, but in actuality, voting is only the tip of the iceberg.

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How NFTY and the Olympics Inspired Each Other to Take Action in the Refugee Crisis

In an action reminiscent of the unity shown during the Summer Olympics, refugee resettlement will be addressed by Jewish teens all over the world – and NFTY is following suit. At this year’s NFTY Mechina, it was decided that refugee resettlement will be the subject of the NFTY Study Theme for the upcoming year.

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New Opportunity for Teens: Israel Engagement Committee

23 August 2016

The 2016 race for the United States Presidency has been unlike any other in recent memory. From reproductive rights to minimum wage to the Keystone Pipeline, candidates are taking divisive stances on a wide range of topics. As seen through NFTY's Voice Your Choice Campaign, it is essential for us to be engaged and informed on the issues that are important to ourselves and our Jewish communities. One such issue that directly impacts the American Jewish population is the relationship between Israel and the United States.

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Why Voicing Your Choice Matters: NFTY’s Response to the 2016 US Presidential Election

15 August 2016

As you may have seen in your American Government textbooks, democracy is a “government by the people, both directly or indirectly, with free and frequent elections.” Therefore, democracies only function when the citizens of democratic nations become educated and involved in their political processes. Political involvement is typically thought of as casting a ballot at the polls, but in actuality, voting is only the tip of the iceberg.

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How NFTY and the Olympics Inspired Each Other to Take Action in the Refugee Crisis

12 August 2016

In an action reminiscent of the unity shown during the Summer Olympics, refugee resettlement will be addressed by Jewish teens all over the world – and NFTY is following suit. At this year’s NFTY Mechina, it was decided that refugee resettlement will be the subject of the NFTY Study Theme for the upcoming year.

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6 Ways Teens Can Get Involved in the Presidential Election Right Now

09 August 2016

The Reform Movement is partnering with the NAACP, the Layers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the PICO National Network to protect the right to vote this election year. Looking for ways to get involved in this effort? Here are 6 ways that teens can work with their congregations to make an impact in the 2016 election:

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Justice, Justice, You Shall Pursue

Justice, Justice, You Shall Pursue

22 July 2016

This past June, teen leaders from all across the United States and Canada came together for NFTY Mechina, NFTY’s first North American board meeting of the 2016-2017 year at URJ Kutz Camp. Together we prayed, learned, and grew as leaders. As a movement, we had the opportunity to take a stance on our beliefs and affirm our commitment to pursuing social justice.

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NFTY – Fighting for Racial Justice

14 July 2016

Throughout the past week, our country has been devastated by violence. Together, with the communities of Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, we mourn the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and officers Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Lorne Ahrens, and Michael Smith. As we remember the lives that were lost, we also struggle to comprehend how we have allowed institutional and systemic racism to persist in our country. The tragic violence of the past week serves as a reminder that we must recommit ourselves to fighting for racial justice in the United States.

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