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NFTY-STR: Ice Cubes and Rocks

This past Wednesday, September 3, SchZFTY (Congregation Schaarai Zedek’s temple youth group) hosted their first open house, a forum for our teens to simply hang out and get to know one another on a much more personal level. As decided by our youth advisor, Lindsey Morgan, and myself, at each open house of the 2014-2015 year, SchZFTYites will have the unique opportunity to participate in a 30 to 45 minute program addressing a social action theme correlating to either NFTY-STR SAVP (Social Action Vice President) Noah Baker’s Monthly Mitzvah Theme, or a congregation-wide tzedakah theme. As SchZFTY’s SAVP, one of my responsibilities is to collaborate with Lindsey and our programming team to write and conduct these programs.

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NFTY-STR: TYGs Come Together for Big Event

Our goal was to be inclusive and welcoming to all who wished to participate. With over 60 Jewish teens, we were successful.

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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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