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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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My Incredible Experience at Netzer Veida

25 January 2016

What happens when you take a NFTYite, fly them to Israel, and give them the once in a lifetime opportunity to learn alongside Reform Jewish teens from 14 different countries? An unforgettable experience.

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NFTY Travels to Israel for Netzer Olami Veida!

14 January 2016

How many times do you have the opportunity to have a Once-In-a-Lifetime-Experience, twice? Something so magical, so special, it seems unimaginable that you would get to do it once, let alone twice. For me, that's Netzer Olami Veida. Netzer Olami is NFTY's umbrella organization, connecting Reform Jewish Zionist youth from all around the world involving kids as young as kindergarten all the way up to post college age.

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Turn the Tables: Racial Justice Conversations

13 January 2016

NFTY has partnered with our friends at Repair the World to help youth groups take a closer look at education and race. Repair the World is a national nonprofit that mobilizes Jews to give time and effort to the causes they’re passionate about. On behalf of the whole team, we want to thank you for joining us in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting a Turn the Tables on Racial Justice Experience in partnership with NFTY.

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Gun Violence Prevention Rewind: The Year in Review

Gun Violence Prevention Rewind: The Year in Review

14 December 2015

Gun Violence Prevention. In NFTY, these words have become especially abundant. You might have heard them online, at your regional events, through your congregations, or maybe all of the above. In the last year NFTY has taken on this issue in full force, determined to work towards bringing an end to such a devastating problem.

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NFTY Stands with Israel: A Reflection of November, 2015

01 December 2015

The last months in Israel have been a wave of terror filled with shootings, stabbings, and other acts of intentional and senseless murder. Each night, it seems more families will lose someone they love as this decades old conflict continues to claim the lives of so many.

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Gratitude and Thanks: Giving Tuesday

20 November 2015

Like so many of my fellow Jewish youth, my plan was to end my involvement with Judaism after my Bar Mitvzah. I had struggled through years of religious school and Bar Mitvah training, and after writing the thank you notes and putting away the balloons from my transformation into Jewish “manhood”, the last thought on my mind was how to stay involved with a community that I felt no connection to.

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