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Top 5 Ways to Celebrate the High Holy Days as a Teenager Why NFTY is My Land of Oz 7 Reasons Why NFTY Convention is the Event of the Year
 
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Top 5 Ways to Celebrate the High Holy Days as a Teenager

Long services, packed synagogues and fasting – let’s be honest, the High Holy days can seem unfamiliar and difficult to connect with, especially if you are accustomed to interactive and exciting NFTY services. Here are a few tips to make the High Holy Days a little less foreign, and maybe even inspirational.

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Why NFTY is My Land of Oz

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s world in Kansas begins in black and white; the minute she steps foot in Munchkin lands, her world turns to color. She takes it in for a moment and she whispers to Toto, “We must be over the rainbow!” When I attended my first NFTY North American event, NFTY Convention 2015 in Atlanta, GA, the color of my world was beautifully enhanced. I traveled over the rainbow.

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7 Reasons Why NFTY Convention is the Event of the Year

Every year we look forward to NFTY events. We get to see our friends again, participate in cool activities and most of all, learn about Judaism. This year however, is special. We get to add one more NFTY event to our calendar than usual: NFTY convention. As we approach early bird registration i'd like to present you with 7 Reasons why NFTY Convention is the event of the year:

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NFTY Leaders Join Together to Prepare for Upcoming Year at Mechina

13 June 2016

On June 17 through June 21, teen leaders from across the continent will join together at the URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick, New York for NFTY’s Mechina. This North American leadership event is hosted each year prior to the summer and serves to gather ideas, network leaders, and spark inspiration. Through innovative services and programming, Mechina incorporates NFTY’s movement priorities and upcoming campaigns, setting the tone for the NFTY year, as well as giving regional leaders the tool to lead in the upcoming year.

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NFTY Leaders Condemn Horrific Attack on Orlando Nightclub

12 June 2016

In response to the tragic violence in Orlando, the leadership of NFTY, the Reform Jewish Youth Movement, issued the following statement

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NFTY’s Year In Review 2015-16

08 June 2016

These are just a few examples of how each teen in NFTY is being guided to find their inner voice and encouraged by a Reform Jewish world view to be responsible to themselves and to each other.

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NFTY Wears Orange!

NFTY Wears Orange!

03 June 2016

On June 2, 2016, NFTYites from all over the country wore orange in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day! End gun violence with us at nfty.org/orange

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Why I Am Wearing Orange on June 2

24 May 2016

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.

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NFTY Participates in Wear Orange Day 2016

02 May 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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