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NFTY Passes Gender Inclusive Resolution

NFTY Passes Gender Inclusive Resolution

On Sunday, the leaders came together for the biannual general assembly, Asefah, where the representatives from the 19 regions listened to regional reports and voted on critical legislation. One resolution on the table was a “Resolution Regarding Preferred Gender Pronouns on Nametags” which resolved that “at any NFTY North American event, participants will be given the opportunity to include their preferred pronouns on their nametags, and… are encouraged to introduce themselves with their preferred gender pronouns.” The resolution passed and will help ensure the full inclusion of teens, regardless of their gender identities, during NFTY North American events.

NFTY Celebrates Marriage Equality

NFTY Celebrates Marriage Equality

Today the United States Supreme Court made clear that the Constitution both allows same sex couples to marry and requires all states to recognize all marriages performed in other states. It is a day many of us long prayed for, but were not sure if we would ever see it happen.

NFTY Mechina 2015

NFTY Mechina 2015

In June 2015, NFTY teen leaders gathered at URJ Kutz Camp for a weekend of creative worship services, cross-continental networking, and lively discussions. Take a look at their experience through their eyes:

NFTY-STR: Ice Cubes and Rocks

10 September 2014

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-PAR: United Donations

09 September 2014

NFTY brings thousands of Jewish teenagers from across the country together. People might ask the significance of NFTY and one might answer, “to form friendships” while another might say, “to learn about Judaism.” It took me a while to realize what made NFTY special to me as an individual.

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NFTY-PVP: Visiting My Home Region

09 September 2014

It was such a pleasure to be back in NFTY-Southwest to see their LTI in action! I am so proud of the region’s willingness to be inclusive, their desire to lead, and their love of NFTY. Thank you for welcoming me back with open arms, NFTY-Southwest!

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NFTY-MVP: MVP Monday, TYG Starter Guide

08 September 2014

Welcome to the first MVP Monday post, dedicated solely towards “What is NFTY: A Short History of NFTY.” This section from the TYG Starter Guide can be found in Chapter 1, page 7-8.

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NFTY-PAR: Operation Inclusion

05 September 2014

During Summer Leadership Kallah, participants were able to sign up for two sessions of board workshops. Workshops varied from teaching about how to turn something negative in your life to a poistive to evaluating what body language means to teaching the value and importance of clear communication. My workshop was about one of the three North American campaigns NFTY is focusing on in the upcoming year. These campaigns include discussing LGBTQIA rights, taking a stand on gun violence, and, NFTY’s guide to inclusion.

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Throwback Thursday: NFTY SW, MV, OV, TOR

04 September 2014

Four regions hosted events this week, from every corner of the country. Check out all of the fun and excitement from the events!

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