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NFTY-NAR: Humans of NFTY

Throughout the course of the weekend at NFTY-NAR’s Spring Kallah, we asked our high school seniors to share some of their thoughts around what it means to be a “Human of NFTY.” Below are three responses from Barak Stockler, Jen Gordon and Jared Fischer, who are members at Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains, NY.

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NFTY-SAR: Never Forget These Years

How can you sum up all the feelings that you have about NFTY? I find that to be an impossible task. To put four years of experiences into a 90 second speech was something I knew I could not do. Each year, I would watch the seniors at Spring Kallah as they would give their final senior speeches, most of the time not being able to get their words out because they were crying so hard. Each year I thought “oh, I have so much time until I have to do this”.

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NFTY Alumni: Past President Zach Newburgh on ARZA Slate

Israel is, for Zach, as it is for many Jews, a place that evokes a wide range of emotions. “I’m deeply cozach-newburgh=2ncerned and troubled [by Israel],” he says. “It’s a place of tremendous beauty, but also a tremendous amount of ugliness, especially visible during the most recent election.” For him, significant reform is the only answer in the question of Israel.

NFTY-STR: Giving Thanks and Giving Back

24 November 2013

It is a cool, sunny Thanksgiving morning and waking up is the best feeling of all. Family is home, the turkey is in the oven, and everything seems perfect. The story of Thanksgiving starts with the pilgrims coming to Plymouth in the 17th century...

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PAR and MAR Boards at PAR’s Fall Kallah

NFTY-PAR and NFTY-MAR Board Leadership Exchange Experience

22 November 2013

At Mechina, NFTY-PAR President Isaac S. didn’t think that his regional board would grow particularly close with anyone outside of their region. He found though, that they forged a deep bond with their neighbor region, NFTY-MAR. Read how the boards came together at a recent PAR event.

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Hosting NFTY-SAR Fall Kallah Transformed our Youth Community

Hosting NFTY-SAR Fall Kallah Transformed our Youth Community

21 November 2013

Hosting a Regional NFTY event wouldn’t just be great for our teens, but it would have the power to transform our youth programs even further towards becoming a Youth Community, says Rabbi Fred Greene as he reflects on hosting NFTY-SAR's Fall Kallah

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Why Should We Bother Caring about Climate Change?

18 November 2013

In recent years, global warming has been a pretty hot topic. Many have written, spoken and protested about the threat of global warming - it has even been featured on the big screen! But why is it happening to our Earth? Why should we care?

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NFTY-GER: The Impact of Urban Mitzvah Corps

NFTY-GER: The Impact of Urban Mitzvah Corps

18 November 2013

If I could describe my summer in one word to give you guys an idea of what mitzvah corps was like it would be inexplicable. Urban Mitzvah Corp was absolutely, inexplicably, the best decision I have ever made in my entire life.

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NFTY-NEL: Learning To Save The World and Inspire Others

NFTY-NEL: Learning To Save The World and Inspire Others

15 November 2013

When people ask me what I want to be when I grow up, I tell them I am going to save the world. Their responses vary, but I am confident I will do just that because I have a pretty good foundation, thanks to both NFTY- NEL and URJ Camp George.

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