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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).

An Open Letter to Mr. Azoulay

An Open Letter to Mr. Azoulay

Dear Mr. Azoulay - Your statement regarding the legitimacy of Reform Jews was deplorable and has widespread negative consequences for World Progressive Jewry, a movement of which we are proud to be members, as well as the greater global Jewish community. We are saddened that someone representing our homeland would propagate ideas that we are illegitimate as Jews and unworthy of our own religious beliefs.

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.

Ten Minutes of Torah

Ten Minutes of Torah: Connecting NFTY’s Past, Present, and Future

05 February 2014

New for the 2014 Ten Minutes of Torah: A celebration of the 75th anniversary of NFTY.

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NFTY-NE: Standing For Our Beliefs

04 February 2014

In NFTY, I found myself surrounded by people who wanted to learn as much as I did. I fed off of their energy and gained new determination to keep learning. My passion for Judaism grew with each event and eventually became so strong that I decided I want to become a rabbi.

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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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