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Why I Am Wearing Orange on June 2

By Maddie Newman, NFTY Texas Oklahoma Since living in Texas for the past twelve years, I’ve grown up with the concept of guns being in my friend’s houses, being used by my neighbor on his yearly hunting trip, and being on display in a decorative glass box. Until I was thirteen, I didn’t know what gun violence was. I was in my fifth summer at the URJ Greene Family Camp when my counselors were told about the deadly movie theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado where twelve people were killed. I remember the shock on their faces and surprise we all […]


NFTY Participates in Wear Orange Day 2016

As we approach the second annual Gun Violence Awareness Day in the United States, NFTY is again “Wearing Orange” on June 2nd. Last year, NFTY the RAC, and the URJ were founding partners in this important day when people across the country, including politicians, celebrities, sports teams, and thousands of members of the Reform Jewish Movement changed their profile pictures and posted on social media to take a stand against gun violence.

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30 Days 30 Events – April is NFTY’s Busiest Month of the Year

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Announcing the 2016-2017 NFTY Convention Fellows

09 March 2016

The NFTY Convention Teen Fellowship is a leadership development opportunity for teens to play an intentional and active role in the planning process of NFTY Convention 2017. This exciting new Fellowship will engage a group of committed teens one year out from NFTY Convention to be part of brainstorming and key programmatic decisions.

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A Stronger, Vibrant Future for NFTY

04 March 2016

During President’s Day weekend, more than 150 teens from all 19 NFTY regions and 40 staff gathered at the URJ Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) to take part in our NFTY Veida. Traditionally, Veida has been a weekend solely focused on the business aspects of NFTY, including Asefah to introduce resolutions and hear reports and elections for the NFTY North American Board.

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5 Ways Unplugging Helps the Earth and its Inhabitants

29 February 2016

The National Day of Unplugging (March 4-5, 2016) is fast approaching, and an environmentally-minded NFTYite, such as myself, could not be more excited. Unplugging does more than encourage family connections and outside play--it also helps the environment.

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How To Make My Successor Better Than Me – The Importance of Building Relationships

24 February 2016

Over President’s Day Weekend, 150 jewish teen leaders from across North America came together for an unforgettable weekend at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) for NFTY Veida, NFTY’s biennial business meeting.

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What Breaks Your Heart About Racial Injustice? NFTY Veida 2016

19 February 2016

Last week, I found myself once again challenged by progressive programming at NFTY's biennial business meeting, Veida, at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI). My fascination grew as I peeled off my layers of coats and sweaters in front of a long sign asking, "What breaks your heart about racial injustice?"

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We’ll See YOU in the Windy City! #NFTYConvention 2017

16 February 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Chicago will be home to our next NFTY Convention and Youth Engagement Summit – February 17-20, 2017! NFTY Convention is a one of a kind experience – bringing together more than 1,000 Reform Jewish teens from across North America. Come join us and be part of something bigger (it’s NFTY’s biggest event!), experience shaping a Movement, and have a great time.

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