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New Opportunity for Teens: Israel Engagement Committee Why Voicing Your Choice Matters: NFTY’s Response to the 2016 US Presidential Election How NFTY and the Olympics Inspired Each Other to Take Action in the Refugee Crisis
 
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New Opportunity for Teens: Israel Engagement Committee

The 2016 race for the United States Presidency has been unlike any other in recent memory. From reproductive rights to minimum wage to the Keystone Pipeline, candidates are taking divisive stances on a wide range of topics. As seen through NFTY's Voice Your Choice Campaign, it is essential for us to be engaged and informed on the issues that are important to ourselves and our Jewish communities. One such issue that directly impacts the American Jewish population is the relationship between Israel and the United States.

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Why Voicing Your Choice Matters: NFTY’s Response to the 2016 US Presidential Election

As you may have seen in your American Government textbooks, democracy is a “government by the people, both directly or indirectly, with free and frequent elections.” Therefore, democracies only function when the citizens of democratic nations become educated and involved in their political processes. Political involvement is typically thought of as casting a ballot at the polls, but in actuality, voting is only the tip of the iceberg.

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How NFTY and the Olympics Inspired Each Other to Take Action in the Refugee Crisis

In an action reminiscent of the unity shown during the Summer Olympics, refugee resettlement will be addressed by Jewish teens all over the world – and NFTY is following suit. At this year’s NFTY Mechina, it was decided that refugee resettlement will be the subject of the NFTY Study Theme for the upcoming year.

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NFTY-NEL: Standing Resolute

30 September 2014

NFTY-NEL has the ability to change the world. Since I joined NFTY over a year ago, this sentence has been said to me time and time again, but for a long time it seemed as if it was more of a dream than a reality. Changing the world is such a massive project, and I couldn’t comprehend how a two hundred teenagers would be able to do this.

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NFTY-SAVP: Sports Teams take up Social Action

30 September 2014

Each major sports league has charities and foundations that they have either created or are heavily involved with. Each team of that league has their own initiatives. Many players on those teams take part in charitable work, as well. Two common threads of these leagues, teams, and players is their involvement with 1) the youth and 2) healthcare.

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NFTY-NEL: Derech Atid 2014, An Event of Firsts

29 September 2014

Every year, NFTY NEL brings together the leaders of the region for a weekend full of leadership training, learning, singing, dancing, and of course, AsehFUN at an event we like to call Derech Atid.

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NFTY-MVP: MVP Monday #5

29 September 2014

Now that the first couple of months how to grow your TYG has been covered, it’s time to move onto month 3 and 4. Just as crucial as the first two, these two months are where the TYG leadership is established and another membership event is planned.

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NFTY-MV: Israel in Three Sentences

24 September 2014

Knowing what types on conversations we will face is the starting point to increasing discussion on the conflict, and this program showed me that NFTYites are truly up to the task.

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NFTY-SW: Not Your Typical Israel Trip

23 September 2014

Following graduation, my summer began and went on as normal, but I felt that something was missing. Throughout high school I became very involved in the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). I had the privilege of being a member of two Southwest regional boards, first as Communications Vice President, and then as President. As my time in NFTY ended, I felt like there was something more for me to do. I knew that I needed to find the next steps in my Jewish life.

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