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NFTY-MV: Camp Rainbow, More Than a Mitzvah Project

NFTY-MV: Camp Rainbow, More Than a Mitzvah Project

Mother, father, aunt, uncle – that’s who you become as a Camp Rainbow counselor. You are your camper’s rock. For one week, your camper relies on you to be all these people – a camp counselor.

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NFTY Veida 2014: An Empowering Weekend

By Zach Heiman, NFTY-MV President It’s not easy to describe to somebody who isn’t in NFTY why it’s so special.  How do you describe how a few events every year with people whom you may not know all that well come together to create such an incredible experience?  I wasn’t sure how to answer that question, and I still may not be, but my experiences at NFTY Veida 2014 helped me to come closer to reaching an answer to that question.

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NFTY-MV: From Generation to Generation

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. where I attended the Religious Action Center’s flagship policy conference, Consultation on Conscience. I spent four days listening to inspiring speakers, having meaningful discussions, and learning more than I ever thought possible.

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NFTY-MV: Temple Israel youth group enjoys JYG chavurah in St. Louis

Some members of Temple Israel’s junior youth group for 7th and 8th graders, JYG, got a taste of what’s in store for them over the next four years if they join OTYG, the Omaha Temple Youth Group for high school students, when they recently traveled to St. Louis for their regional conclave

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NFTY-MV: Understanding Modern Day Slavery

Each year, as the grocery stores begin to display their Pesach foods, I, without fail, think to myself “Passover time already?!” Each year, we are commanded to “regard ourselves as if we ourselves went forth from the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 13:8) so that we can feel how sweet freedom is.

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NFTY-MV: How I Create a Dvar Torah – in Ten Easy Steps

Many people find the task of writing a Dvar Torah daunting or even frightening. But whether you’re a practiced rabbi or a soon to be Bar or Bat Mitzvah, the process can be very simple and even enjoyable!

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