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NFTY-PAR: Making a Difference with a Small Donation

Being a part of the NFTY-PAR community has affected me in many different ways. I have made life-long friendships, learned many Jewish values, including helping others that are less fortunate. However, the most important part to me is the social action component. Over the weekend of January 16th-18th, WINSTY was held at my temple, Congregation Shaarai Shomayim in Lancaster, PA. Over the weekend PARticipants from all across Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware, helped improve my community while having a fun time with friends. It was inspiring for me to see my fellow PARites learn and grow from projects they participated in throughout the Lancaster community.

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NFTY-MV: “Do Not Stand Idly By”

At Winter Chavurah, Regional Board worked with Jonah Freelander, the Assistant Director of Mitzvah Corps, to run a program based on the teaching “Do not stand idly by while your neighbor’s blood is shed.” (Lev. 19:16). The purpose of the program was to allow participants to individually participate in many different station-based experiences derived from the modern social action movement, such as with transgender issues or #blacklivesmatter.

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NFTY-SO: Keep Moving

Look around. For every step forward, a privilege is recognized, and for every step back we acknowledge a challenge that not everyone faces that makes our road to success bumpy. The activity we just did represents the privileges that members of NFTY Southern enjoy as a region and as you can see, we are in a very blessed spot when it comes to these everyday opportunities.

NFTY alumni optimistic after Pew study

14 October 2013

Though a study finds the percentage of U.S. adults who say they are Jewish is now a little less than 2%, that doesn't discourage some Jewish campus leaders like former NFTY President Evan Traylor.

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NFTY-MAR: Supporting our Community #HelpHOPELive

14 October 2013

NFTY-MAR recently passed a resolution to donate all money raised in the "jugs" at JELLO and Fall Kallah 2013 to HelpHOPElive in honor of Ethan Kadish!

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Finding a New High Holiday Regimen

13 October 2013

Some people find it extremely difficult to observe Yom Kippur. I am one of those people. For countless years I saw this holiday as something that came and passed quickly, nothing to think too heavily about.

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Strength and Humor within our American Jewish Communities

11 October 2013

This Shabbat, Alex Kress wants to take our focus from the micro of the High Holy Days to the macro; from focusing on bettering ourselves to thinking about how we can strengthen the American Jewish community as a whole.

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NFTY Comes Together to Eradicate Malaria

08 October 2013

Last year, Nothing But Nets issued a formal challenge to NFTY during the 2013 NFTY convention to see which region could send the most letters to Congress asking for continued funding for the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI)

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Why Staying in Youth Group Makes the Teen Years Go a Little Easier

Why Staying in Youth Group Makes the Teen Years Go a Little Easier

04 October 2013

I know in my heart of hearts that these teens are future leaders of the Jewish community and perhaps starting with statement like this will not garner the additional participants that I would like to add to all types of Youth engagement.

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