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Creating a More Inclusive Environment in the NFTY Community

On Tuesday, July 14th, two communities joined together at a Jewish Community Center in Connecticut. kutz ramah blog3The URJ Kutz Camp met up with Camp Ramah of New England, located in Massachusetts. While Kutz is a Reform Jewish camp and Ramah is a Conservative Jewish camp, both have very similar programs to bring in teens who have special needs. Their program, Machon, and our Mitzvah Corps program spent the day together swimming, eating lunch, playing games, and most importantly singing karaoke.

Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs, Our Schools Matter

Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs, Our Schools Matter

NAACP, along with partners, including the URJ and NFTY, from all across the country are unifying under this theme for the next six weeks as we take part in America’s Journey for Justice. Beginning on August 1st, hundreds of people embarked on a march starting in Selma, Alabama, which will end 860 miles later in a rally in Washington DC on September 15th.

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).

Live from NFTY Veida: 2014 Regional Leadership Weekend

15 February 2014

This weekend, our 19 regional boards have come together at URJ Greene Family Camp for NFTY Veida. They will participate in an Asefah, NFTY’s general board meeting, where together with the NFTY North American Board they will make important decisions on business for the upcoming year. They will also elect the 2014-15 NFTY North American Board. [<a href=”//storify.com/nfty/nftyveida2014″ target=”_blank”>View the story “#NFTYVeida2014” on Storify</a>]

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NFTY-NE: Finding Strength in All-Girls T’fillah

11 February 2014

One night in late August, I received a call asking me if I could song lead a service at Summer Institute: the all-girls service. I'd been song leading for a couple of years, but I'd never gotten to lead a service within NFTY.

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NFTY-NAR: On My First Kallah

10 February 2014

I am proud to say that I recently spent a weekend in Wantagh, NY, for NFTY-NAR’s Winter Kallah. As a camper at URJ Crane Lake Camp, before this weekend I was already pretty familiar with NFTY. Invariably, friends told me it was one of the best things they'd done. So I tried it.

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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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