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NFTY Leaders Join Together at Veida Over President’s Day Weekend NFTY SAVP Taylor Represents NFTY at Gun Violence Prevention Gathering in Washington D.C. My Incredible Experience at Netzer Veida
 
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NFTY Leaders Join Together at Veida Over President’s Day Weekend

On February 12th-15th, teen leaders from across the the continent will gather at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin for NFTY’s biennial business meeting, Veida. Happening in the years between NFTY Conventions, these four days provide a unique opportunity for leaders of our movement to gather for learning, collaboration, and to discuss NFTY as it applies to their regions and as well the movement on a North American level.

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NFTY SAVP Taylor Represents NFTY at Gun Violence Prevention Gathering in Washington D.C.

Three years ago, tragedy struck near my home when at the premier of the Dark Knight Rises, a man open fired in a movie theater in Aurora killing 12 people and wounding 70 others.

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My Incredible Experience at Netzer Veida

What happens when you take a NFTYite, fly them to Israel, and give them the once in a lifetime opportunity to learn alongside Reform Jewish teens from 14 different countries? An unforgettable experience.

Gun Violence Prevention Rewind: The Year in Review

Gun Violence Prevention Rewind: The Year in Review

14 December 2015

Gun Violence Prevention. In NFTY, these words have become especially abundant. You might have heard them online, at your regional events, through your congregations, or maybe all of the above. In the last year NFTY has taken on this issue in full force, determined to work towards bringing an end to such a devastating problem.

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NFTY Stands with Israel: A Reflection of November, 2015

01 December 2015

The last months in Israel have been a wave of terror filled with shootings, stabbings, and other acts of intentional and senseless murder. Each night, it seems more families will lose someone they love as this decades old conflict continues to claim the lives of so many.

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Gratitude and Thanks: Giving Tuesday

20 November 2015

Like so many of my fellow Jewish youth, my plan was to end my involvement with Judaism after my Bar Mitvzah. I had struggled through years of religious school and Bar Mitvah training, and after writing the thank you notes and putting away the balloons from my transformation into Jewish “manhood”, the last thought on my mind was how to stay involved with a community that I felt no connection to.

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NFTY Stands with Paris

NFTY Stands with Paris

19 November 2015

NFTY stands in solidarity for the victims, and their families, of the attacks on Paris, last week. While it can be difficult to think and talk about, it is important that we not shy away from it. Included below are resources for how to talk about it and prayers for peace, in the wake of this tragedy.

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Understanding Hunger: It Takes More Than Empathy

18 November 2015

The SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Challenge is a way for people like you and me to experience what it would be like to live off of the average daily food stamp benefit. You are given only $28.70 to buy a week’s worth of food, or $4.10 a day.

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NFTY Membership Vice President (MVP) Candidates

17 November 2015

Shalom all! My name is Lexie Beauchamp and I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to serve as NFTY OV’s Southern-MVP for the 5775-5776 year! I grew up at URJ Camp Kutz and GUCI where I fell in love with not only this organization, but with being Jewish.

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