Archive | April, 2012

NFTY-PAR: Junior Youth Kallah

Our second annual Junior Youth Kallah, otherwise known as JYK, took place at Camp Harlam this past December. Current 6th-8th graders, who live within our region, were invited to participate in the JYK. It is structured like a NFTY-PAR event weekend; we have services, educational and recreational programs, song session, social activities and more! The goal of the weekend is to provide our junior youth groupers with an opportunity to meet other JYG members from across Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. The weekend is planned by two TYG Advisors who collaborate with a team of TYG Advisors and active NFTY-PAR […]

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Rabbi Jonah Pesner: We’re Taking Youth Engagement Seriously

Rabbi Jonah Pesner: We’re Taking Youth Engagement Seriously

In this week’s Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, the URJ’s Senior Vice President, lays out the ideas behind the Reform Movement’s new Campaign for Youth Engagement, a major effort to bring young Jews (back) into the fold.

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Making Connections

Making Connections

By Hope Chernak, MARE, RJE, Director of Youth and Informal Education at Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York, NY. Originally posted on the Reform Judaism Blog Temple Shaaray Tefila has taken another step toward strengthening our congregation’s ties to the land and people of Israel. We have a new partnership with Kehilat Ohel Avraham, a Reform congregation in Haifa that is closely associated with the Leo Baeck Education Center. So, what is a partnership? According to Wikipedia, a partnership is an arrangement where parties agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests. If you asked our two teen leaders who were part of our delegation that went […]

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NFTY-PAR: What’s MY Motto?

NFTY-PAR: What’s MY Motto?

According to www.dictionary.com, a motto is a maxim adopted as an expression of the guiding principle of a person, organization, city, etc. I previously agreed with this knowledgeable website, but now I have a new perception of the word.

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The Challenges of Giving and Receiving

The Challenges of Giving and Receiving

I am four-fifths of the way through a 10-month sabbatical in Israel with my family. We have been living in Modi’in, a growing young city half-way between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, for the past eight months.

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NFTY-SW: April “Howl” Newsletter

Welcome to the NFTY-SW Howl!  The official newsletter for the Southwest Region of NFTY.  This month we highlight Social Action!  Included are great articles about our Social Action Weekend including the projects we helped with, the Camp Swift Carnival, and a special article from our Social Action Vice-President. Read Howl now!

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