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Observing Memorial Day the URJ Camp Way

Observing Memorial Day the URJ Camp Way

By Jamie Mafdali NFTY-STR youth professional; Youth Director at Temple Dor Dorim When some people think of Memorial Day they think of beaches, barbecues, and mattress sales. Others think of the men and women who lost their lives in service of this great country. And still others think of the memory of Jenny Rosenthal. As the beginnings of a URJ Mitzvah Corps camp for underprivileged children began to emerge in late 1987, Jenny Rosenthal from Montgomery, Alabama was killed in a serious car accident. Jenny Rosenthal loved URJ Camp Coleman and NFTY. Knowing the love that Jenny had for camp, it […]

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NFTY-SAR: Never Forget These Years

How can you sum up all the feelings that you have about NFTY? I find that to be an impossible task. To put four years of experiences into a 90 second speech was something I knew I could not do. Each year, I would watch the seniors at Spring Kallah as they would give their final senior speeches, most of the time not being able to get their words out because they were crying so hard. Each year I thought “oh, I have so much time until I have to do this”.

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L’Taken: Justice for All

Everyday I go to school and say the Pledge of Allegiance. Every time I say it the last 3 words stick out to me the most. Those three words are “justice for all”. How is it justice for all when people with disabilities still lag behind in the National Average for having a complete education? Are they lacking in their educations because they actually cannot learn or because they are placed in schools where the teachers are not willing to teach the students the way they need to be taught. How is it justice when 29.2% of the disabled people live in poverty because of their lack of education? How is it justice when the people with disabilities are discriminated against for how they look and work to the point where they are often ignored as potential employees?

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NFTY-SAVP: Thank You NFTY-SAR

First and foremost, thank you for showing me some true southern hospitality. I had a truly special weekend attending your Fall Kallah at Congregation Dor Tamid in Duluth, Georgia. Not only did I have the honor of going to the NFTY event, I had the amazing opportunity to learn and visit the school that Camp Jenny partners with.

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#ThrowbackThursday: NEL, NAR, NE, NW, SO, OV, PAR, SAR Fall!

Eight, count ‘em, EIGHT NFTY regions celebrated fall events this weekend, the most so far in one weekend this year! You will not want to miss out on the fun!

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MVP Monday: Walking Through the Door

It can be hard to step away from a group of friends and welcome a new member in, but it’s something that is inspiring to everyone. At some point or another, we all felt like we were “lost” at a NFTY event, but we also all had that one person invite us to sit with them at dinner, be their partner for a mixer, or anything in between. After the participants are brought in by that one person, they will continue the same tradition in the future, which is something that is vital to the growth and success of NFTY.

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