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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).

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The Campaign for Youth Empowerment

19 February 2015

The following is a transcript of the speech given by NFTY President Debbie Rabinovich at the closing plenary of NFTY Convention 2015. Something I’ve realized time and time again over the last few years and especially this weekend is that NFTYites have the power to make great change.

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D’Var Torah: Extending NFTY’s Tabernacle

16 February 2015

Logan Kramer is the winner of the Wendy Blickstein Memorial D'var Torah Competition. Below is a transcript of her winning piece. Logan is a senior from NFTY-TOR.

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BBYO and NFTY Make History by Teaming Up

16 February 2015

For the first time, NFTY and BBYO Conventions came together for an incredible moment, with over 3,500 Jewish teens all sharing an afternoon of learning together. This is just some of what NFTY teens and youth professionals had to say about their experience:

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NFTY Convention Takes to Atlanta!

15 February 2015

NFTYites traveled across Atlanta to learn about our host city and help to make a difference. Take a look at just some of the incredible fun!

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NFTY Alum Makes It Big: Guster Lead Singer Ryan Miller and band Guster kick off NFTY Convention

15 February 2015

Just before sunset and the beginning of our Shabbat celebration, NFTY welcomed the alternative rock band, Guster, to officially kick off Convention! With one hand on their phones, and the other waving in the air, teens danced and sang along to well-known Guster songs, like “Satellite” and “Two Points for Honesty.”

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BBYO and NFTY Conventions Unite for the First Time

BBYO and NFTY Conventions Unite for the First Time

14 February 2015

In a historic moment, BBYO and NFTY brought their conventions together for a historic moment, with over 3,500 Jewish teens learning, sharing, and playing together.

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