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NFTY-SO: Bringing the Holy Home – NFTY Southern’s Social Action Day

At NFTY Southern Institute, teens worked together to define what makes NFTY Southern a kehillah kedoshah, a holy community. To wrap up the weekend, we sent them with the charge of “bringing the holy home” – taking the holiness that they create in our NFTY regional community, and sharing it with the communities they are a part of. In our first Regional Social Action Day, they did just that. Thank you to Emma Figarsky, 10th grade from Little Rock, and Benny Meltzer, 11th grade from Baton Rouge, for sharing their insight and reflections on this experience!

#ThrowbackThursday: NEL, NAR, NE, NW, SO, OV, PAR, SAR Fall!

Eight, count 'em, EIGHT NFTY regions celebrated fall events this weekend, the most so far in one weekend this year! You will not want to miss out on the fun!

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NFTY-TOR: #TORnvn14 Shmooze!

Now we know that no one opened the Shmooze thinking "I want to hear someone rant about hatred or unnecessary deaths." But in the spirit of thinking deeper at NVN, the board wanted to make you think a little about ways we can make the world a better place. So from playing Australian baseball to giving tzedakah, how are you going to fix the world?

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NFTY-SW: Not Your Typical Israel Trip

23 September 2014

Following graduation, my summer began and went on as normal, but I felt that something was missing. Throughout high school I became very involved in the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). I had the privilege of being a member of two Southwest regional boards, first as Communications Vice President, and then as President. As my time in NFTY ended, I felt like there was something more for me to do. I knew that I needed to find the next steps in my Jewish life.

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Let’s Commit to Creating “Good Viral” for the New Year

22 September 2014

Let’s make 5775, not just a year that begins in goodness, but also a year that is marked by goodness. Let’s make a commitment to make a difference in the lives of others, in our communities, and in the world. Let’s make a commitment to make good viral.

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MVP Monday #3: Getting Your TYG Started

22 September 2014

There are between 400 and 500 TYGs across NFTY right now. At Mechina, NFTY’s leadership experience, the North American Board challenged each Region to engage more teens from congregations who are not active in NFTY. So, this week’s and next week’s MVP Monday is dedicated towards developing a TYG.

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MVP Monday: Netzer Olami

16 September 2014

Netzer Olami shares a special connection to NFTY, and more specifically, the membership of NFTY. We, as members of the largest Snif in Netzer, have a responsibility to keep the movement thriving. Being able to make connections, inside and outside of our own smaller movement, is crucial to the continuation of our people.

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Throwback Thursday: NW, MI, SAR

11 September 2014

Leadership was everywhere this weekend! NFTY-Northwest, Southern Area, and Michigan all hosted Leadership-events. Check out the great things they did!

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NFTY-STR: Ice Cubes and Rocks

10 September 2014

This past Wednesday, September 3, SchZFTY (Congregation Schaarai Zedek's temple youth group) hosted their first open house, a forum for our teens to simply hang out and get to know one another on a much more personal level. As decided by our youth advisor, Lindsey Morgan, and myself, at each open house of the 2014-2015 year, SchZFTYites will have the unique opportunity to participate in a 30 to 45 minute program addressing a social action theme correlating to either NFTY-STR SAVP (Social Action Vice President) Noah Baker's Monthly Mitzvah Theme, or a congregation-wide tzedakah theme. As SchZFTY's SAVP, one of my responsibilities is to collaborate with Lindsey and our programming team to write and conduct these programs.

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