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NFTY-NE: Jewish, Feminist, & Strong: Lessons from my Role Model

My parents don’t talk about feminism, but feminism is not lacking in my household. Still, the words “equality of opportunity,” or “feminism” have rarely been said aloud under this roof. As my interest in feminism continues to expand, I rely more and more on my mom to be my role model of the strong, Jewish, feminist.

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NFTY-NE: Finding Strength in All-Girls T’fillah

One night in late August, I received a call asking me if I could song lead a service at Summer Institute: the all-girls service. I’d been song leading for a couple of years, but I’d never gotten to lead a service within NFTY.

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NFTY-NAR: On My First Kallah

I am proud to say that I recently spent a weekend in Wantagh, NY, for NFTY-NAR’s Winter Kallah. As a camper at URJ Crane Lake Camp, before this weekend I was already pretty familiar with NFTY. Invariably, friends told me it was one of the best things they’d done. So I tried it.

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NFTY-NE: Standing For Our Beliefs

In NFTY, I found myself surrounded by people who wanted to learn as much as I did. I fed off of their energy and gained new determination to keep learning. My passion for Judaism grew with each event and eventually became so strong that I decided I want to become a rabbi.

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If You Can Will It, It Is No Dream

NFTY President Andrew Keene delivered a D’var Torah to NFTY Southern in November 2013 about how dreamers and innovators are the ones who will change the world.

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NFTY-NE: What is NFTY?

I always get asked the age-old question, “What’s NFTY?”, and I always struggle to find an answer. Usually I just ask, “Do you want the formal answer or do you want my answer?”

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