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NFTY Mechina 2015

NFTY Mechina 2015

In June 2015, NFTY teen leaders gathered at URJ Kutz Camp for a weekend of creative worship services, cross-continental networking, and lively discussions. Take a look at their experience through their eyes:

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A Letter to My Charleston & NFTY Communities

A Letter to My Charleston & NFTY Communities

Two nights ago I had just walked away from a group of fellow staff members to head to bed at the URJ Kutz camp when surprisingly, considering my lack of service in Warwick, a notification popped up on my phone. It was a CNN snippet describing a shooting in Charleston, South Carolina with 9 fatalities. I paused for a second and read it again; shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. A cute, boutique ridden town, swarming with tourists, filled with history, the holy city, and my home town. A shooting in my town.

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NFTY supports the Charleston Community

NFTY supports the Charleston Community

This week, NFTY’s network of Social Action Vice Presidents, from around the country and Canada, convened in Washington, D.C. to learn about action, advocacy and education in relationship to the Religious Action Center’s work and the social justice work these teens will undertake in the coming year. It never occurred to anyone that these teens might learn about Gun Violence Prevention one day, and wake up the next to hear about the mass shooting in Charleston, SC at Emanuel AME Church.

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May Brought Exciting New Changes

May Brought Exciting New Changes

May is a very important month in the NFTY-PAR community, most likely the most important. May is the changing of the guard, the beginning and the end. NFTY-PAR’s first event of the new year, Haggigah/Maccabiah (or Hag/Mac), takes place in May. The event is our new member event in which current eighth graders from around the region are invited and twelfth graders are not. It is the first event without the seniors that graduated at Spring Kallah just one month earlier. The newly installed regional board plans the entire event in about the span of one month, which in and of itself is a spectacular feat.

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NFTYites #WearingOrange

NFTYites #WearingOrange

On June 2, 2015, NFTYites came together in wearing orange in support of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, along with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and Everytown For Gun Safety.

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NFTY-PAR: Hag/Mac 2015… My First Event as a Regional Board Member

NFTY-PAR: Hag/Mac 2015… My First Event as a Regional Board Member

From May 15-17, NFTY-PAR had our first event of the year called Haggigah/Maccabiah, or Hag/Mac. It was open to 8th-11th graders and was at Camp Harlam. This event was my first as a Regional Board member, which means I planned this event with the rest of the NFTY-PAR Regional Board from start to finish, and ran the whole thing. This experience was so fun and amazing, and I loved every minute.

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