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Throwback Thursday: PAR and NE

After a wonderful summer, NFTY-PAR and NFTY-NE both kicked off their new school year with an event! PAR's Summer Leadership Kallah and NE's Summer Institute were both roaring successes. Take a look!

Throwback Thursday: SumKa14!

A little over a week ago, NFTY-CAR and NFTY-NO came together for Summer Kallah 2014! This week, we celebrate Throwback Thursday with a #TBT to #SumKa14!

Heart for Tu Bav

The Balance of Tu B’Av

  Hope Chernak is the Director of Youth and Informal Education at Temple Shaaray Tefila. Today is Tu B’Av.  Did you know that? Tu B’Av it’s one of those Jewish Holidays that not everyone is familiar with since it falls over the summer.  In the past, if Valentine’s Day fell on one of our youth group nights (TaSTY Lounge Night), I would use the opportunity to talk about Tu B’Av with our teens so they had a chance to learn about this summer holiday (even in the dead of the winter!).  I always found it interesting that this holiday comes […]

One Life is Like the Whole World

One Life is Like the Whole World

01 March 2013

Until December 24 of last year, I had never really thought about gun control. It was one thing on a long list of issues the government didn't seem to be doing much about. Why should laws be passed to prevent the slight chance of mass shootings when people die of inadequate health care every day? Prioritizing is key when creating laws.

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Amazing, Inspiring, Unforgettable: 5 Days at NFTY Convention

28 February 2013

By Aviva Symons, NFTY-PAR With so much anticaption, NFTY Convention was truly one of the most incredible experiences of my entire life.  February 15 – 19, 2013 will always be remembered by the “Magic of NFTY” that I have learned to love and cherish. Arriving that Friday afternoon, I could not be more excited. Kind of overwhelming at first, I quickly realized that being greeted by 850 Jewish teens from all across the country and the world was the best feeling ever! Re-connecting with old friends from Kutz camp to NFTY in Israel and everything in between, I could not […]

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Including Teens on the ASD Spectrum

27 February 2013

At NFTY Convention, we presented a program about inclusion of teens on the Autism Spectrum in our NFTY community. We take a moment to reflect on the program and our ongoing initiative.

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NFTY-MV: Fundraising for Camp Rainbow

27 February 2013

When I walked into the CR fundraiser at Central Reform Congregation of St. Louis, hosted by CeRTY, I wasn’t expecting what I saw. I walked into a fundraiser run by a youth group with 10 members and saw how much work they put into it.

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NFTY-SW: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

27 February 2013

The creators of Spiderman said it best: “With great power comes great responsibility.” The power of influence is one that can not be taken lightly, under any circumstances.

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NFTY-STR: Shabbat with Rabbi Rick Jacobs

27 February 2013

Walking into PARTY’s BART Shabbat event last Friday, I had no idea what to expect. Little did I know, I was about to witness the coming-together of seven Broward Country reform congregations in food, in song, in prayer, and in welcoming a very special guest.

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