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NFTY – Fighting for Racial Justice

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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Making a Difference in DC: The Social Action Leadership Trip

SALT (The Social Action Leadership Trip) is a NFTY North American event which allows teens who represent their NFTY region, through Social Action, to travel to DC and work with the RAC to further their leadership and advocacy skills.

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Meet Incoming NFTY President Kathryn Fleisher

I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve at NFTY President for the upcoming year, as I am deeply invested in the successes of NFTY and the Reform Movement. Having grown up in an interfaith family, I truly understand what it feels like to be on the outside of the Jewish community.

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NFTY Leaders Join Together to Prepare for Upcoming Year at Mechina

On June 17 through June 21, teen leaders from across the continent will join together at the URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick, New York for NFTY’s Mechina. This North American leadership event is hosted each year prior to the summer and serves to gather ideas, network leaders, and spark inspiration. Through innovative services and programming, Mechina incorporates NFTY’s movement priorities and upcoming campaigns, setting the tone for the NFTY year, as well as giving regional leaders the tool to lead in the upcoming year.

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NFTYites Get Excited to Attend AIPAC Policy Conference 2016

NFTYites Get Excited to Attend AIPAC Policy Conference 2016

The AIPAC Policy Conference is coming up this weekend (March 20-22), and the NFTYites attending could not be more excited! The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a lobbying group that advocates pro-Israel policies to Congress and Executive Branch of the United States. Every year in Washington, DC they hold an event called Policy Conference (PC), which attracts over fifteen thousand pro-Israel advocates from across the world.

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A Stronger, Vibrant Future for NFTY

During President’s Day weekend, more than 150 teens from all 19 NFTY regions and 40 staff gathered at the URJ Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) to take part in our NFTY Veida. Traditionally, Veida has been a weekend solely focused on the business aspects of NFTY, including Asefah to introduce resolutions and hear reports and elections for the NFTY North American Board.

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