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NFTY-TOR: Fall-ish Conclave Shmooze! Countdown to NFTY Convention 2015: How NFTY Inspired My Daughter
 

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My name is Ethan Stone, I am the President of NFTY Missouri Valley, and while I write to represent NFTY Missouri Valley, the views expressed here are my own. I just now got off the “Unpacking Race Relations in the United States” webinar run by NFTY. I had the pleasure of hearing the familiar voices of NFTY Staff and special guests Rabbi Randy Fleisher, a rabbi from Central Reform Congregation in Greater St. Louis; and Zoey Fleisher, Rabbi Fleisher’s daughter, co-President of Central Reform Congregation’s youth group CRFTY, and a good friend of mine. Topics that were discussed included the events in Ferguson and Staten Island and the worldwide repercussions of those events, the meaning of privilege and the applications of that knowledge in our daily lives, and different forms of racism.

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NFTY-TOR: Fall-ish Conclave Shmooze!

NFTY-TOR's Fall-ish Conclave is over, but our lives as superpowered AvenJews is just beginning. In the spirit of the event's focus on building community through our own values, the regional board decided to discuss the value of inclusion. Enjoy!

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Countdown to NFTY Convention 2015: How NFTY Inspired My Daughter

As every parent knows, when your child’s heart is bursting for joy, yours is, too. When your child’s heart is bursting for joy in anticipation before an event occurs, you’ve scored a gold mine. We’re at the “gold mine” level right now, as our daughter Shelby counts down to the upcoming NFTY Convention 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia! As I write this, the convention is just under four months away.

NFTY-SAVP: Sports Teams take up Social Action

30 September 2014

Each major sports league has charities and foundations that they have either created or are heavily involved with. Each team of that league has their own initiatives. Many players on those teams take part in charitable work, as well. Two common threads of these leagues, teams, and players is their involvement with 1) the youth and 2) healthcare.

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NFTY-NEL: Derech Atid 2014, An Event of Firsts

29 September 2014

Every year, NFTY NEL brings together the leaders of the region for a weekend full of leadership training, learning, singing, dancing, and of course, AsehFUN at an event we like to call Derech Atid.

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NFTY-MVP: MVP Monday #5

29 September 2014

Now that the first couple of months how to grow your TYG has been covered, it’s time to move onto month 3 and 4. Just as crucial as the first two, these two months are where the TYG leadership is established and another membership event is planned.

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NFTY-MV: Israel in Three Sentences

24 September 2014

Knowing what types on conversations we will face is the starting point to increasing discussion on the conflict, and this program showed me that NFTYites are truly up to the task.

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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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