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Pride and Joy in NFTY as Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

Just four days after the NFTY General Assembly unanimously reaffirmed NFTY’s support of same sex marriage, the Supreme Court deems DOMA unconstitutional. This ruling is both bold and overdue in the eyes of NFTY teen leaders.

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Ahava is Ahava (Love is Love)

Being a teenager is scary. Being a teenager in the process of discovering her sexuality is even scarier. Being Jewish, however, makes it all a little easier.

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Asefah at NFTY’s Mechina 2013

Asefah is NFTY’s general board meeting, where our 19 regional boards come together with the North American Board to decide on business for the upcoming year.

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Posted in Regions, NFTY North America, NFTY Business, NFTY Board, Mechina130 Comments

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Summoning the Strengths of My Many Cultures: A Story of Coming Out

It was important to my parents to instill in me a sense of pride for my Hispanic and Jewish heritage, but I was too ashamed to share that other minority of mine with the people I loved the most.

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Appointing a NFTY Leader to the URJ Board

As Shabbat services ended at the URJ Board Meeting the URJ Board had a new nominee, a 19-year old determined, committed Jewish leader – Evan Traylor. At the public announcement of his nomination, the URJ Board burst into applause. In one day, the Reform Movement truly moved; in a dynamic way. No longer is the youth voice in Reform Judaism symbolic.

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NFTY-SW: Mitzvah Day Through My Own Foundation

On NFTY Mitzvah Day, NFTYites volunteered to pick up trash, donate useful items and walk for a cause that has effected themselves or a loved one. For one NFTY Southwest teen, NFTY Mitzvah Day volunteered with his very own literacy foundation.

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