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NFTY-STR: Reflecting on Nashir

Nashir, a song leading workshop for Jewish teenagers all across North America, takes place three times a year, and I’m still trying to comprehend the intensity of the programming and the close bonds I formed over an extremely short period of time.

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NFTY-STR: Mitzvah Week

What did you do for NFTY Mitzvah day? When we arrived to Fort Wilderness for our weekend camping and mitzvah trip, there was a sense of competition. It wasn’t overpowering, but it was light teasing about better programming, fund raising, membership etc.

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NFTY-STR: Giving Thanks and Giving Back

It is a cool, sunny Thanksgiving morning and waking up is the best feeling of all. Family is home, the turkey is in the oven, and everything seems perfect. The story of Thanksgiving starts with the pilgrims coming to Plymouth in the 17th century…

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The Magic of Camp Jenny

What happens when two societies collide? What transpires when 108, mostly African-American elementary school students from inner-city Atlanta meet 115 all-white Jewish teenagers from across the southeast at a URJ camp for a weekend? What happens when societal environs that separate us are put aside for just a short time? Magic.

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Camp Jenny: These Kids Will Remember You

Nearly two weeks ago, Michelle arrived at URJ Camp Coleman for Camp Jenny. She left 4 days later truly believing in the magic of camp.

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Making Camp Jenny My Legacy

NFTY-STR’s SAVP, Adam, shares the impact Camp Jenny has had on him and how he wants to leave a legacy of caring at camp.

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