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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.

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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30 Days 30 Events – April is NFTY’s Busiest Month of the Year

14 April 2016

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#NFTYCelebrates Passover!

08 April 2016

NFTY is gearing up for Passover, and we’re celebrating by sharing our Passover Survival Packs on social media! Is there something special your family puts on the seder plate? Do you have a go-to schmear for your matzah (cream cheese, tomato sauce, or something even more wacky)? We want to know about it!

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#NFTYCelebrates Purim

18 March 2016

For Purim this year, #NFTYCelebrates the love and appreciation that we have for our community. This holiday reminds us once again to be thankful for what we have and to rejoice in the survival of the Jewish people. In preparation for Purim, join us in posting and celebrating the #MegillahScrollModels in your life! On social media, tag 4 friends that remind you of each of the Purim characters:

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