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

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.

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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My Incredible Experience at Netzer Veida

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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Sukkot: Are we commanded to be homeless?

25 September 2015

Jews are commanded to construct a sukkah, a temporary dwelling, [large enough for a family to eat and] live in. Via Gandhi Jayanti 2015 Images   While many people build sukkot and share meals in sukkot, few people live in the sukkah or realize we are commanded to live in the sukkah as well.

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Becoming the Leader of Me

Becoming the Leader of Me

21 September 2015

The NFTY-SW Leadership Training Institute took teen leaders from workshop to workshop, program to program, but one in particular stood out to me. Lynne Butner, our NFTY-SW Regional Director, wrote a program on the Science of Character where she utilized the Let it Ripple video by Tiffany Shlain on character building.

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This Is Where I Belong

18 September 2015

NFTY-Southwest has never been a quiet region. We sing loud and we cheer even louder. There was no better place for us to show that spirit than at this year’s Leadership Training Institute (LTI) at Temple Emanu-El in Tucson, AZ. Wildcat country.

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What Will You Do to Make Our Communities a Better Place in This Jewish New Year?

10 September 2015

Shabbat Shalom. This week’s Torah portion, Ki Tavo, is all about giving back. In this portion, G-d commands the Israelites to leave 10% of their crop each season uncollected. This section of their crop is to be left for “the stranger, the orphan, and the widow,” In other words, G-d instructs the people of Israel to set aside a portion of their product for those less fortunate.

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In Pursuit of Justice: My Experience on America’s Journey for Justice

08 September 2015

It was 8 AM when we began to march. We laced up our sneakers, donned our hats and sunglasses, and lathered on sunscreen as we took to the pavement, eager to trek the seventeen miles that lay ahead. It was a muggy August day in rural South Carolina, but the heat did not diminish our zeal in taking a stand for civil rights on America’s Journey for Justice, a 40-day, 860-mile trek from Selma to Washington, DC, sponsored by the NAACP.

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The 10 Commandments of PARticipation

02 September 2015

During NFTY-PAR’s Summer Leadership Kallah, the PAR Board ran workshops for PARticipants. These workshops consisted of what we, the PAR Board, felt were important skills to have when in a leadership role. They ranged from learning about the effects of social media to learning how to fundraise and create merchandise to learning about SWOT analysis and how to asses a TYG.

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