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NFTY-CAR: Danielle Wright Talks Torah

The following is a selection from a D’var Torah given by Danielle Wright at NFTY-CAR Kolbo, May 3rd, 2014.

As I completed my thought process, I reflected on my NFTY experience.I remember one particular topic. B’tzelem Elohim. In the image of G-D. (It also happens to be my favorite Dan Nichols song!) None the less, after pondering my original reaction to the Torah portion, I began to wonder about how I am looked at by G-D. Because I perceived this Torah portion to be a little ADHD, does that therefore make me ADHD? I also had an initial reaction to this portion being egocentric. Does this make me an egocentric person?I then wondered that if G-D is Holy and One, are WE, then, Holy and One?

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The Makings of a Leader

What does it mean to be on Regional Board? Most of us would probably say that to be on Regional Board is to be an exceptional leader and role model. But really, what does that mean? What does it mean to be a true youth leader?

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Giving the Gift of NFTY-NAR: Opening Our Doors to More Jewish Teens

When I boarded the bus to this past NFTY NAR Spring Kallah, I noticed a group of five or so new members chatting quietly towards the back of the bus. These freshman and sophomores already knew each other and decided to try out NFTY together. As I approached, their conversation fell silent.

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NFTY-PAR: Celebrating Shabbat in Different Ways

Two weekends ago over 100 teens from around the Pennsylvania Area Region gathered at URJ Camp Harlam for NFTY-PAR’s Spring Kallah. This event was our last event of the year that the seniors could attend and it was full of fun, learning, and good-byes.

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NFTY-PAR: Realizing What a Freshmen Means in the Eyes of a NFTYite

None of the freshmen who attended Spring Kallah had any idea what to expect. Seniors will be leaving PAR, and in the eyes of NFTY, freshmen become sophomores. After Spring it became apparent to me that the event is all about reflecting on what NFTY means to you and emphasizing generational leadership.

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NFTY-PAR: Being a Role Model is a Life Changing Experience

Growing up in PAR, I wanted to become a role model for people younger than me just like the people older were for me. And I was always very nervous that I didn’t leave that legacy that I wanted to within the region. But being engaged in PAR has helped me realize what a true role model is and means.

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