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Top 5 Ways to Celebrate the High Holy Days as a Teenager Why NFTY is My Land of Oz 7 Reasons Why NFTY Convention is the Event of the Year
 
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Top 5 Ways to Celebrate the High Holy Days as a Teenager

Long services, packed synagogues and fasting – let’s be honest, the High Holy days can seem unfamiliar and difficult to connect with, especially if you are accustomed to interactive and exciting NFTY services. Here are a few tips to make the High Holy Days a little less foreign, and maybe even inspirational.

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Why NFTY is My Land of Oz

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s world in Kansas begins in black and white; the minute she steps foot in Munchkin lands, her world turns to color. She takes it in for a moment and she whispers to Toto, “We must be over the rainbow!” When I attended my first NFTY North American event, NFTY Convention 2015 in Atlanta, GA, the color of my world was beautifully enhanced. I traveled over the rainbow.

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7 Reasons Why NFTY Convention is the Event of the Year

Every year we look forward to NFTY events. We get to see our friends again, participate in cool activities and most of all, learn about Judaism. This year however, is special. We get to add one more NFTY event to our calendar than usual: NFTY convention. As we approach early bird registration i'd like to present you with 7 Reasons why NFTY Convention is the event of the year:

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5 Ways Unplugging Helps the Earth and its Inhabitants

29 February 2016

The National Day of Unplugging (March 4-5, 2016) is fast approaching, and an environmentally-minded NFTYite, such as myself, could not be more excited. Unplugging does more than encourage family connections and outside play--it also helps the environment.

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How To Make My Successor Better Than Me – The Importance of Building Relationships

24 February 2016

Over President’s Day Weekend, 150 jewish teen leaders from across North America came together for an unforgettable weekend at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) for NFTY Veida, NFTY’s biennial business meeting.

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What Breaks Your Heart About Racial Injustice? NFTY Veida 2016

19 February 2016

Last week, I found myself once again challenged by progressive programming at NFTY's biennial business meeting, Veida, at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI). My fascination grew as I peeled off my layers of coats and sweaters in front of a long sign asking, "What breaks your heart about racial injustice?"

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We’ll See YOU in the Windy City! #NFTYConvention 2017

16 February 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Chicago will be home to our next NFTY Convention and Youth Engagement Summit – February 17-20, 2017! NFTY Convention is a one of a kind experience – bringing together more than 1,000 Reform Jewish teens from across North America. Come join us and be part of something bigger (it’s NFTY’s biggest event!), experience shaping a Movement, and have a great time.

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NFTY Leaders Join Together at Veida Over President’s Day Weekend

08 February 2016

On February 12th-15th, teen leaders from across the the continent will gather at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin for NFTY’s biennial business meeting, Veida. Happening in the years between NFTY Conventions, these four days provide a unique opportunity for leaders of our movement to gather for learning, collaboration, and to discuss NFTY as it applies to their regions and as well the movement on a North American level.

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NFTY SAVP Taylor Represents NFTY at Gun Violence Prevention Gathering in Washington D.C.

02 February 2016

Three years ago, tragedy struck near my home when at the premier of the Dark Knight Rises, a man open fired in a movie theater in Aurora killing 12 people and wounding 70 others.

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