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Creating a More Inclusive Environment in the NFTY Community

On Tuesday, July 14th, two communities joined together at a Jewish Community Center in Connecticut. kutz ramah blog3The URJ Kutz Camp met up with Camp Ramah of New England, located in Massachusetts. While Kutz is a Reform Jewish camp and Ramah is a Conservative Jewish camp, both have very similar programs to bring in teens who have special needs. Their program, Machon, and our Mitzvah Corps program spent the day together swimming, eating lunch, playing games, and most importantly singing karaoke.

Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs, Our Schools Matter

Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs, Our Schools Matter

NAACP, along with partners, including the URJ and NFTY, from all across the country are unifying under this theme for the next six weeks as we take part in America’s Journey for Justice. Beginning on August 1st, hundreds of people embarked on a march starting in Selma, Alabama, which will end 860 miles later in a rally in Washington DC on September 15th.

Kutz Camp Teen Activists Lobby NY State Legislators to Support GENDA

Kutz Camp Teen Activists Lobby NY State Legislators to Support GENDA

The teen activists of the URJ Kutz Camp, who participated in Alison Stamm's Political Advocacy minor last week, created these slideshows as a way to lobby NY State Legislators on the issue of transgender rights. They urged NY State Assemblyman Brabenec & NY State Senator Bonacic to support the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (A.4558-A/Gottfried)(S.61-A/Squadron).

NFTY-MAR: A Summer at Harlam

26 February 2014

I have spent two straight summers at URJ Camp Harlam and both were truly spectacular. There are too many amazing things that I did to list them all, but the most important part of camp to me is the people.

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NFTY-NE: SpongeBob and Our Jewish Community

26 February 2014

What was I doing trying to discuss SpongeBob SquarePants at a Jewish service? Relating to Judaism is hard; relating to cartoons is child’s play.

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BBYO Mifgash & Veida 2014: NFTY Leaders Reflect

20 February 2014

NFTY leaders reflect on their experiences at the BBYO NFTY Mifgash and Veida 2014:

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A Jewish Teen First, A NFTYite Second

19 February 2014

This past week I had an incredible opportunity to attend the BBYO International Convention (IC) in Dallas, Texas. Yes, I—a diehard NFTYite—attended a BBYO event. Even more important, I am very happy I chose to do so.

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Announcing the 2014-15/5774-75 NFTY North American Board-elect

19 February 2014

Over President’s Day weekend, 130 teen leaders from our 19 NFTY regions participated in a leadership retreat and board meeting at URJ Greene Family Camp. They elected a new North American board for 2014-2015/5774-5775. We are pleased to introduce you to the NFTY board-elect. They will officially be installed during the next NFTY general board meeting in June at URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick, NY.

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NFTY-NE: Jewish, Feminist, & Strong: Lessons from my Role Model

18 February 2014

My parents don’t talk about feminism, but feminism is not lacking in my household. Still, the words “equality of opportunity,” or “feminism” have rarely been said aloud under this roof. As my interest in feminism continues to expand, I rely more and more on my mom to be my role model of the strong, Jewish, feminist.

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