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NFTY-SO: Bringing the Holy Home – NFTY Southern’s Social Action Day

At NFTY Southern Institute, teens worked together to define what makes NFTY Southern a kehillah kedoshah, a holy community. To wrap up the weekend, we sent them with the charge of “bringing the holy home” – taking the holiness that they create in our NFTY regional community, and sharing it with the communities they are a part of. In our first Regional Social Action Day, they did just that. Thank you to Emma Figarsky, 10th grade from Little Rock, and Benny Meltzer, 11th grade from Baton Rouge, for sharing their insight and reflections on this experience!

#ThrowbackThursday: NEL, NAR, NE, NW, SO, OV, PAR, SAR Fall!

Eight, count 'em, EIGHT NFTY regions celebrated fall events this weekend, the most so far in one weekend this year! You will not want to miss out on the fun!

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NFTY-TOR: #TORnvn14 Shmooze!

Now we know that no one opened the Shmooze thinking "I want to hear someone rant about hatred or unnecessary deaths." But in the spirit of thinking deeper at NVN, the board wanted to make you think a little about ways we can make the world a better place. So from playing Australian baseball to giving tzedakah, how are you going to fix the world?

Engagement Through Partnership

02 July 2013

Erin Goldstrom, Youth Director at Congregation Beth Am in California, partnered with another congregation for an overnight tzedek trip. Looking back, she learned a successful lesson in synagogue partnership leading to teen engagement.

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02 July 2013

Nearly two weeks ago I, along with 7 other MAR regional board members, met up with the members of the other 18 regional boards in Warwick, New York at the URJ Kutz Camp for Mechina! Read more to see what we accomplished...

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Guiding NFTY’s Future

27 June 2013

Evan Traylor, NFTY's Immediate Past President, examines the incredible journey NFTY has been on over the last 74 years and discusses his hopes and thoughts for the new year and new North American Board.

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Pride and Joy in NFTY as Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

26 June 2013

Just four days after the NFTY General Assembly unanimously reaffirmed NFTY’s support of same sex marriage, the Supreme Court deems DOMA unconstitutional. This ruling is both bold and overdue in the eyes of NFTY teen leaders.

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NFTY-MAR: MAR Board Goes to Mechina 2013

26 June 2013

NFTY Mid-Atlantic Region Regional Board recently attended Mechina 2013, the regional board training in

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Ahava is Ahava (Love is Love)

24 June 2013

Being a teenager is scary. Being a teenager in the process of discovering her sexuality is even scarier. Being Jewish, however, makes it all a little easier.

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