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NFTY-TOR: Fall-ish Conclave Shmooze! Countdown to NFTY Convention 2015: How NFTY Inspired My Daughter
 

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My name is Ethan Stone, I am the President of NFTY Missouri Valley, and while I write to represent NFTY Missouri Valley, the views expressed here are my own. I just now got off the “Unpacking Race Relations in the United States” webinar run by NFTY. I had the pleasure of hearing the familiar voices of NFTY Staff and special guests Rabbi Randy Fleisher, a rabbi from Central Reform Congregation in Greater St. Louis; and Zoey Fleisher, Rabbi Fleisher’s daughter, co-President of Central Reform Congregation’s youth group CRFTY, and a good friend of mine. Topics that were discussed included the events in Ferguson and Staten Island and the worldwide repercussions of those events, the meaning of privilege and the applications of that knowledge in our daily lives, and different forms of racism.

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NFTY-TOR: Fall-ish Conclave Shmooze!

NFTY-TOR's Fall-ish Conclave is over, but our lives as superpowered AvenJews is just beginning. In the spirit of the event's focus on building community through our own values, the regional board decided to discuss the value of inclusion. Enjoy!

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Countdown to NFTY Convention 2015: How NFTY Inspired My Daughter

As every parent knows, when your child’s heart is bursting for joy, yours is, too. When your child’s heart is bursting for joy in anticipation before an event occurs, you’ve scored a gold mine. We’re at the “gold mine” level right now, as our daughter Shelby counts down to the upcoming NFTY Convention 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia! As I write this, the convention is just under four months away.

MVP Monday: How to Publicize Your Event

16 December 2014

Bringing together creative and innovative publicizing tactics from NFTY-GER and NE provided us with a large amount of information and many different options to share with you. We invite you to communicate with one another to share useful and effective advertising techniques to help our regions have fun while also encouraging people to sign up for events. Networking with one another as well as partnering with your advisors is the best way to get the creativity flowing! Now that you’ve got the tools, go out and publicize!

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NFTY-TOR: Fall-ish Conclave Shmooze!

08 December 2014

NFTY-TOR's Fall-ish Conclave is over, but our lives as superpowered AvenJews is just beginning. In the spirit of the event's focus on building community through our own values, the regional board decided to discuss the value of inclusion. Enjoy!

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MVP Monday: Finding Opportunities for Leadership

08 December 2014

NFTY Leadership is a great experience that few get the opportunity to enjoy. We have both been blessed with the privilege of being a part of our respective regional boards; however, there are moments where everyone has the chance to shine as a leader. Before running for our positions as MVPs, we both had been given the ability to be leaders without a title.

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Countdown to NFTY Convention 2015: How NFTY Inspired My Daughter

05 December 2014

As every parent knows, when your child’s heart is bursting for joy, yours is, too. When your child’s heart is bursting for joy in anticipation before an event occurs, you’ve scored a gold mine. We’re at the “gold mine” level right now, as our daughter Shelby counts down to the upcoming NFTY Convention 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia! As I write this, the convention is just under four months away.

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NFTY-PAR: Going out on a Limb

03 December 2014

I saw in full action at Fall Kallah. I witnessed emerging leaders in the region try new ways to engage their peers, new ways to quiet a room, new ways to teach an old lesson, and much more. Some of these new methods worked amazingly, and some of them failed. But every time something new occurred it was due to a brave leader going out on a limb and trying it. That, right there, is the magic.

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MVP Monday: This I Believe

01 December 2014

The sole reason I love NFTY is because it is changes lives. NFTY is my favorite program I have taken part in because of the people who are willing to go farther, think deeper, and feel more. People feel nostalgic about the places they call home because of the atmospheres created within them. An atmosphere of love and care is one that is welcoming and accepting of everyone who is willing to take the chance of joining in. As the New York City Membership Vice President, I have taken the initiative to tweak my job description. My job is not to recruit members and increase members, but to do what I love to do: meet amazing people, create meaningful relationships with them, and then show them the beautiful world of NFTY.

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