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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!

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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 […]

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NFTY-PAR: Celebrating Shabbat in Different Ways

29 April 2014

Two weekends ago over 100 teens from around the Pennsylvania Area Region gathered at URJ Camp Harlam for NFTY-PAR’s Spring Kallah. This event was our last event of the year that the seniors could attend and it was full of fun, learning, and good-byes.

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NFTY-PAR: Realizing What a Freshmen Means in the Eyes of a NFTYite

29 April 2014

None of the freshmen who attended Spring Kallah had any idea what to expect. Seniors will be leaving PAR, and in the eyes of NFTY, freshmen become sophomores. After Spring it became apparent to me that the event is all about reflecting on what NFTY means to you and emphasizing generational leadership.

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NFTY-PAR: Being a Role Model is a Life Changing Experience

29 April 2014

Growing up in PAR, I wanted to become a role model for people younger than me just like the people older were for me. And I was always very nervous that I didn't leave that legacy that I wanted to within the region. But being engaged in PAR has helped me realize what a true role model is and means.

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NFTY-PAR: My Final Event…Spring Kallah

23 April 2014

When I arrived at Elections, I greeted everyone and made sure everyone running was calm and relaxed. Honestly, I probably give my friends running more attention, but I made sure I wished all thirteen candidates good luck.

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Binah: Connecting with Judaism & NFTY

17 April 2014

For myself, an avid NFTYite and Jewish camper, going to NFTY events and various other Jewish events throughout the year is something I do without thinking about it much. Other events, though, seemed riskier.

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Why I decided to shave my head

Why I decided to shave my head

15 April 2014

Recently, I combined my two favorite things, community and social action. It started because of an 8 year old who was diagnosed with Leukemia (AML) in 2012, Sammy Sommer. The Jewish community rallied together to help however they could.

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