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5 Things I Saw In Israel During Elections

This past week I took an amazing family trip to Israel. We started in the north and travelled around the country for about 9 days. Our trip happened to fall on Israel’s federal elections. It was an interesting time to be in Israel, and these are a few things my family and I experienced while we were there.

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NFTY-CWR: Special Report – NFTY Convention

The first thought that most people have when they hear NFTY Convention is “What is that?” NFTY is the North American Federation of Temple Youth. In February, NFTY held its bi- annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia with 1,000 teens and 300 staff members, or youth professionals, in attendance. The theme “Myself, My Community and My World” was the perfect definition of everything that we were about to explore in our journey throughout the weekend.

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NFTY SOCAL D’var Torah: Knowing Whom We Stand Before

“Leadership.” This word, the theme of our weekend together, has been tossed around a lot lately. But more often than not, we talk about leadership as some big, vague concept and rarely actually talk about the meaning behind it. One of my favorite Jewish teachings talks a little bit about the meaning of leadership:

Supporting Women of the Wall Starts with Listening

Supporting Women of the Wall Starts with Listening

13 November 2013

The week Sarah spent in Israel as part of a delegation team for NFTY going in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Women of the Wall seemed almost impossible to describe, until she considered the impact of some of the smallest moments.

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The Community that is Biennial

13 November 2013

Imagine: a young freshman flies across the country to attend her third NFTY event. She doesn’t know any of the teens she is about to meet, and her roommates are complete strangers. Four days later, she leaves with amazing new friends, an unforgettable experience, and a new sense of pride in being a NFTYite and a Reform Jew.

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NFTY-SW: Coming Together as Family

12 November 2013

NFTY-SW RCVP Scott R., compares the Torah portion Chayei Sarah to how NFTY itself creates a strong family for its members.

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Mom and Son at Fall Kallah!

NFTY-SW: Mom and Son Experience Fall Kallah

11 November 2013

It's not everyday that your mom is a chaperone for a NFTY event. Where some people might find it weird, both mom and son both found incredible enjoyment throughout the weekend!

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Binah: Everyone is Responsible

05 November 2013

After returning from NFTY's Binah: Teen Jewish Learning Institute, Ilana reflects on the power of what she learned and how prepared she is to take a stand for what she believes in.

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NFTY-PAR: How do we carry our ancestors’ experiences?

NFTY-PAR: How do we carry our ancestors’ experiences?

05 November 2013

This summer IanI went on a trip with Operation Understanding, a program focusing on leadership through diversity while traveling across America. See what Ian learned and how he is applying it now.

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