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Creating a More Inclusive Environment in the NFTY Community

On Tuesday, July 14th, two communities joined together at a Jewish Community Center in Connecticut. kutz ramah blog3The URJ Kutz Camp met up with Camp Ramah of New England, located in Massachusetts. While Kutz is a Reform Jewish camp and Ramah is a Conservative Jewish camp, both have very similar programs to bring in teens who have special needs. Their program, Machon, and our Mitzvah Corps program spent the day together swimming, eating lunch, playing games, and most importantly singing karaoke.

Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs, Our Schools Matter

Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs, Our Schools Matter

NAACP, along with partners, including the URJ and NFTY, from all across the country are unifying under this theme for the next six weeks as we take part in America’s Journey for Justice. Beginning on August 1st, hundreds of people embarked on a march starting in Selma, Alabama, which will end 860 miles later in a rally in Washington DC on September 15th.

Kutz Camp Teen Activists Lobby NY State Legislators to Support GENDA

Kutz Camp Teen Activists Lobby NY State Legislators to Support GENDA

The teen activists of the URJ Kutz Camp, who participated in Alison Stamm's Political Advocacy minor last week, created these slideshows as a way to lobby NY State Legislators on the issue of transgender rights. They urged NY State Assemblyman Brabenec & NY State Senator Bonacic to support the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (A.4558-A/Gottfried)(S.61-A/Squadron).

NFTY-TOR: Shmooze Spring Kallah

17 April 2015

For our last event of the year, the TOR Board wants to talk about something simple: what do we hope NFTY looks like in the future, and what are our goals for it? With 2/3 of the board graduating, it's an amazing reflection and way to say thank you to NFTY for an amazing experience.

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NFTY Alumni: It’s Not Too Late to Make a Difference on Campus

16 April 2015

The end of the academic year is upon us, but that doesn’t mean campus programming and engagement has to come to a halt. NFTY Alum Alex McKeen, Ithaca College class of 2017, shares some ideas you can bring to your campus.

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NFTY Alumni: Giving the Next Generation Access to Their Dreams

08 April 2015

For most of middle school, high school, and college – NFTY and Television News were my life. So, earlier this year when a friend gave me the opportunity to share my professional experiences in the Television News field with current Reform Jewish teens, I jumped at the chance.

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NFTY-MV: SNAP Reflection

06 April 2015

Eating on $4 a day not only helped me to appreciate the constant struggle of those facing food uncertainty, but also served as a reminder. While I can go back to a normal diet after finishing the week, so many other people do not have that option.

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NFTY-TOR: See You At Spring Kallah!

30 March 2015

"You can go to services to feel Jewish. You go to NFTY events to feel included." This past weekend at Greene Family Camp, NFTY-TOR led an amazing 6-8th grade event. So to share with our friends who got a taste of NFTY before they entered high school, the NFTY-TOR Regional Board wanted to share why we fell in love with NFTY in the first place.

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Freedom to Discriminate is not Freedom: NFTY-OV opposes RFRA in Indiana

28 March 2015

At 10am on Thursday, March 26, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA. Based on name alone, this bill sounds like a measure that NFTY would support - after all, religious freedom is the fundamental right that allows us to live and thrive as American Jews, without fear of discrimination. However, Indiana’s newest law has a misleading moniker.

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