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Why I decided to shave my head Nashir: We NFTY-MV: Camp Rainbow, More Than a Mitzvah Project
 
Why I decided to shave my head

Why I decided to shave my head

Recently, I combined my two favorite things, community and social action. It started because of an 8 year old who was diagnosed with Leukemia (AML) in 2012, Sammy Sommer. The Jewish community rallied together to help however they could.

Nashir: We’ll Sing Together

Nashir: We’ll Sing Together

Nashir: NFTY's Teen Songleading Institute is not your typical NFTY event. We don’t have programs on social action or world issues - It’s simply a bunch of teens that want to learn more about songleading

NFTY-MV: Camp Rainbow, More Than a Mitzvah Project

NFTY-MV: Camp Rainbow, More Than a Mitzvah Project

Mother, father, aunt, uncle - that’s who you become as a Camp Rainbow counselor. You are your camper’s rock. For one week, your camper relies on you to be all these people - a camp counselor.

Why I Love Youth Group

Why I Love Youth Group

02 April 2014

Emily Dana grew up at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue in Evanston, IL. She has attended Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) and is now involved in her temple youth group (TYG) and NFTY’s Chicago Area Region. When we saw this video that Emily posted to YouTube about why she loves youth group, we had to share it with you! Here’s what Emily had to say about why she made this video: “I have been going to Jewish camp since I was 9 years old, and when I discovered youth group in eighth grade, it was like camp was all year round. […]

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NFTY-MV: Camp Rainbow, More Than a Mitzvah Project

NFTY-MV: Camp Rainbow, More Than a Mitzvah Project

29 March 2014

Mother, father, aunt, uncle - that’s who you become as a Camp Rainbow counselor. You are your camper’s rock. For one week, your camper relies on you to be all these people - a camp counselor.

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Teens raise $12,000 for ‘Shave for the Brave’ and champion pediatric cancer awareness and research funding in memory of Superman Sam

Teens raise $12,000 for ‘Shave for the Brave’ and champion pediatric cancer awareness and research funding in memory of Superman Sam

29 March 2014

On Tuesday April 1, more than 60 Rabbis will shave their heads to raise awareness of and funding for pediatric cancer research. The shave will take place during the 125th annual Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Convention. [You can watch the shave live online Tuesday at 9:30pm central time] The convention brings together members of the CCAR, the rabbinic leadership organization of Reform Judaism, with more than 2,000 Reform rabbis providing religious leadership in all walks of life.  The connection between the Reform rabbinic community and pediatric cancer advocacy began with the story of Samuel “Superman Sam” Sommer (pictured […]

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NFTY Veida 2014: An Empowering Weekend

18 March 2014

By Zach Heiman, NFTY-MV President It’s not easy to describe to somebody who isn’t in NFTY why it’s so special.  How do you describe how a few events every year with people whom you may not know all that well come together to create such an incredible experience?  I wasn’t sure how to answer that question, and I still may not be, but my experiences at NFTY Veida 2014 helped me to come closer to reaching an answer to that question.

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NFTY-SW Social Action Weekend

NFTY-SW: A Busy Winter in Southwest

15 March 2014

From West Coast Party to NFTY Veida and everything in between, NFTY-Southwest has been very active this winter. Read about everything we've been up to!

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NFTY-NE: The Power of Planning a Region-Wide Event

11 March 2014

After a snow storm (ironically named Nemo) cancelled Winter Wonderland last year, all of MANTY really wanted to create an amazing event...

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