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Why I Am Wearing Orange on June 2

By Maddie Newman, NFTY Texas Oklahoma 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. I was in my fifth summer at the URJ Greene Family Camp when my counselors were told about the deadly movie theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado where twelve people were killed. I remember the shock on their faces and surprise we all […]


NFTY Participates in Wear Orange Day 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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30 Days 30 Events – April is NFTY’s Busiest Month of the Year


NFTY Leaders Join Together at Veida Over President’s Day Weekend

08 February 2016

On February 12th-15th, teen leaders from across the the continent will gather at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin for NFTY’s biennial business meeting, Veida. Happening in the years between NFTY Conventions, these four days provide a unique opportunity for leaders of our movement to gather for learning, collaboration, and to discuss NFTY as it applies to their regions and as well the movement on a North American level.

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NFTY SAVP Taylor Represents NFTY at Gun Violence Prevention Gathering in Washington D.C.

02 February 2016

Three years ago, tragedy struck near my home when at the premier of the Dark Knight Rises, a man open fired in a movie theater in Aurora killing 12 people and wounding 70 others.

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My Incredible Experience at Netzer Veida

25 January 2016

What happens when you take a NFTYite, fly them to Israel, and give them the once in a lifetime opportunity to learn alongside Reform Jewish teens from 14 different countries? An unforgettable experience.

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Meet The NFTY Board Candidates

19 January 2016

It is that time of year again NFTY: At this year's NFTY Veida, held February 12-15, 2016 at URJ Camp OSRUI, NFTY will elect its leaders for the upcoming 2016-2017 year. Below, you will find the candidates for the 2016-2017 NFTY North American Board.

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NFTY Travels to Israel for Netzer Olami Veida!

14 January 2016

How many times do you have the opportunity to have a Once-In-a-Lifetime-Experience, twice? Something so magical, so special, it seems unimaginable that you would get to do it once, let alone twice. For me, that's Netzer Olami Veida. Netzer Olami is NFTY's umbrella organization, connecting Reform Jewish Zionist youth from all around the world involving kids as young as kindergarten all the way up to post college age.

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Turn the Tables: Racial Justice Conversations

13 January 2016

NFTY has partnered with our friends at Repair the World to help youth groups take a closer look at education and race. Repair the World is a national nonprofit that mobilizes Jews to give time and effort to the causes they’re passionate about. On behalf of the whole team, we want to thank you for joining us in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting a Turn the Tables on Racial Justice Experience in partnership with NFTY.

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