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NFTY Passes Gender Inclusive Resolution

NFTY Passes Gender Inclusive Resolution

On Sunday, the leaders came together for the biannual general assembly, Asefah, where the representatives from the 19 regions listened to regional reports and voted on critical legislation. One resolution on the table was a “Resolution Regarding Preferred Gender Pronouns on Nametags” which resolved that “at any NFTY North American event, participants will be given the opportunity to include their preferred pronouns on their nametags, and… are encouraged to introduce themselves with their preferred gender pronouns.” The resolution passed and will help ensure the full inclusion of teens, regardless of their gender identities, during NFTY North American events.

NFTY Celebrates Marriage Equality

NFTY Celebrates Marriage Equality

Today the United States Supreme Court made clear that the Constitution both allows same sex couples to marry and requires all states to recognize all marriages performed in other states. It is a day many of us long prayed for, but were not sure if we would ever see it happen.

NFTY Mechina 2015

NFTY Mechina 2015

In June 2015, NFTY teen leaders gathered at URJ Kutz Camp for a weekend of creative worship services, cross-continental networking, and lively discussions. Take a look at their experience through their eyes:

If You Can Will It, It Is No Dream

31 January 2014

NFTY President Andrew Keene delivered a D'var Torah to NFTY Southern in November 2013 about how dreamers and innovators are the ones who will change the world.

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NFTY-NE: What is NFTY?

29 January 2014

I always get asked the age-old question, "What's NFTY?", and I always struggle to find an answer. Usually I just ask, "Do you want the formal answer or do you want my answer?"

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Nashir: The Impact of Specialized Programming

28 January 2014

Imagine a kid in your community that seems lost, like they don’t quite belong. The teen that is there, hanging on by a thread – interested, but can’t find their way. I was that kid before NFTY Nashir.

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NFTY-PAR: Accepting Social Action through the Parsha

27 January 2014

Where do we find Moses and Jethro in our greater surroundings? I believe we find Moses in underserved and underprivileged communities. I think we find Moses in vulnerable people, whether that is due to abuse, homelessness, poverty, mental illness you name it -- people who have been dealt an extremely difficult hand, with very vague instructions.

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Opening Netzer Olami Veida in Israel

18 January 2014

As we started to descend from our eleven-hour plane ride, it was getting increasingly clearer to the passengers around me that this was my first trip to Israel. Perhaps it was because I looked out the window and loudly exclaimed...

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The Ideology of Netzer Veida

17 January 2014

“It’s only been three days and we’re already such good friends!” I’ve heard NFTYites make this excited claim at the end of almost every NFTY event I’ve been to for the past five years and Netzer Veida Olamit is no different.

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