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30 Days 30 Events – April is NFTY’s Busiest Month of the Year

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#NFTYCelebrates Passover!

NFTY is gearing up for Passover, and we’re celebrating by sharing our Passover Survival Packs on social media! Is there something special your family puts on the seder plate? Do you have a go-to schmear for your matzah (cream cheese, tomato sauce, or something even more wacky)? We want to know about it!

NFTYites Get Excited to Attend AIPAC Policy Conference 2016

NFTYites Get Excited to Attend AIPAC Policy Conference 2016

The AIPAC Policy Conference is coming up this weekend (March 20-22), and the NFTYites attending could not be more excited! The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a lobbying group that advocates pro-Israel policies to Congress and Executive Branch of the United States. Every year in Washington, DC they hold an event called Policy Conference (PC), which attracts over fifteen thousand pro-Israel advocates from across the world.

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NFTY Communications Vice President (CVP) Candidates

17 November 2015

Deni Budman is a senior from Norfolk, Virginia, NFTY MAR’s Communications Vice President, and a three time alum of the URJ Kutz Camp. When she’s not attending or promoting NFTY events, she works at her temple’s Religious School, is captain of her dance team, produces videos as an aspiring filmmaker, and works to save the Chesapeake Bay. She is a big fan of Netflix, Nutella, pretending to play ukelele, and her cat, Morgan. Letter of Intent   Dina Steinlauf: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. Dina has created a cohesive, clean brand across these platforms in NFTY SOCAL. She understands the power of strong marketing and […]

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NFTY Programming Vice President (PVP) Candidates

17 November 2015

Jordan Iserson is a senior at Pittsford-Sutherland HS in Rochester. He has been involved in the Jewish community his entire life, and is the current NFTY-NEL Global Outreach Chair. When he’s not hugging trees during the three warm months of the year, Jordan contemplates the universe and its big questions.

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NFTY President Candidates

17 November 2015

Kathryn Fleisher is the current NFTY Northeast Lakes President and a senior at Strongsville High School in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a proud alumna of both the URJ Kutz Camp and URJ GUCI.

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A Clarification: What Exactly the High School Participants are Doing at URJ Biennial 2015

A Clarification: What Exactly the High School Participants are Doing at URJ Biennial 2015

08 November 2015

The exact same things as everyone else! This year's Biennial is the first where high school participants are granted full access to all programs and are able to choose our own paths. The only true difference is in our registration.

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Small Teen, Big Voice

Small Teen, Big Voice

07 November 2015

As reform Jews, we pride ourselves on inclusion, or to borrow the words of Rabbi Rick Jacobs: Audacious Hospitality. As our secular communities start to progress toward embracing the LGBT community, so does the URJ. It was an honor and a privilege to be present as the resolution of the URJ affirming the full quality and acceptance of transgender and non-gender conforming individuals was unanimously passed. When the resolution was read, there was a portion of it that specifically mentioned inclusion in NFTY.

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We Can Do It

We Can Do It

07 November 2015

“How does it feel to be a teen at the URJ Biennial?” The tell-tale green strip at the bottom of my name tag that reads “High School Attendee” evokes this question from most adults I find myself engaged in conversation with. As I give my typical response about how wonderful it is to be surrounded by 5,000 people that are passionate about Reform Judaism and to be able to fully participate in programs with these 5,000 people, the adult I am speaking with typically nods politely and moves the conversation away from the particular subject matter.

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