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NFTY Alumni: Coming Back to NFTY

I don’t think I said anything profound, but I do remember saying that before I was president of NFTY, I was president of SCFTY, at which one person said, “My mom was in SCFTY.” I suppose this could have made me feel old, but mainly it made me feel glad–I felt I was part of a continuity, and perhaps even more important, that the NFTYites in that room were part of a continuity.

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NFTY Alumni: New Newsletter for Alumni on Campus

With 75 years under our belt, the wide world of NFTY alumni spans generations. We want to bridge the gap between current NFTY members and the NFTY alumni network by creating resources specifically for our youngest group of alumni: those on campus. That’s why we’ve launched a brand new newsletter just for college students, featuring news, articles and events specifically targeted to this demographic. Take a look at our first mailing below, share with a friend, and let us know if you want to be on the list for our next mailing in advance of the new school year! We […]

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NFTY Alumni: It’s Not Too Late to Make a Difference on Campus

The end of the academic year is upon us, but that doesn’t mean campus programming and engagement has to come to a halt. NFTY Alum Alex McKeen, Ithaca College class of 2017, shares some ideas you can bring to your campus.

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NFTY Alumni: Giving the Next Generation Access to Their Dreams

For most of middle school, high school, and college – NFTY and Television News were my life. So, earlier this year when a friend gave me the opportunity to share my professional experiences in the Television News field with current Reform Jewish teens, I jumped at the chance.

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Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof

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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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.

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