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Gratitude and Thanks: Giving Tuesday

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.

A Clarification: What Exactly the High School Participants are Doing at URJ Biennial 2015

A Clarification: What Exactly the High School Participants are Doing at URJ Biennial 2015

The exact same things as everyone else! This year's Biennial is the first where high school participants are granted full access to all programs and are able to choose our own paths. The only true difference is in our registration.

Small Teen, Big Voice

Small Teen, Big Voice

As reform Jews, we pride ourselves on inclusion, or to borrow the words of Rabbi Rick Jacobs: Audacious Hospitality. As our secular communities start to progress toward embracing the LGBT community, so does the URJ. It was an honor and a privilege to be present as the resolution of the URJ affirming the full quality and acceptance of transgender and non-gender conforming individuals was unanimously passed. When the resolution was read, there was a portion of it that specifically mentioned inclusion in NFTY.

My Legs Were Praying

My Legs Were Praying

27 April 2015

That is entrenched racism. That is privilege. That is why I walked and thought and prayed my way from Selma to Montgomery; it’s not enough for only my teens to be safe. Emma Lazarus wrote, “until we are all free, we are none of us free.” Repairing the world requires activism on behalf of everyone. Social action is just that – action. It comes from a life of movement, continuing to put one foot in front of the other, praying with our legs, marching toward justice.

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NFTY-OV: Strong As Stone

27 April 2015

It was such a surreal feeling as I sat in the senior circle of my final NFTY event. I can’t help but think back to the person I was at my first event; just a little eighth grader who had no idea what lie ahead of me. I would give anything to take my younger self aside and explain all of the things I would do in the future, the people I would meet and the opportunities I would have; all thanks to NFTY.

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NFTY-NO: A Boy, a Giant, and Lessons on Leadership

27 April 2015

So there were these two armies, the Israelites and the Philistines, camped on two sides of a valley in Israel. The Philistines are attempting to dismantle the newly formed kingdom of Israel. Now, it was common practice in those days for armies to fight in a type of battle called single-combat in which both armies send down one warrior to fight and decide the battle.

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NFTY Alumni: Coming Back to NFTY

25 April 2015

I don't think I said anything profound, but I do remember saying that before I was president of NFTY, I was president of SCFTY, at which one person said, "My mom was in SCFTY." I suppose this could have made me feel old, but mainly it made me feel glad--I felt I was part of a continuity, and perhaps even more important, that the NFTYites in that room were part of a continuity.

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NFTY Alumni: New Newsletter for Alumni on Campus

22 April 2015

With 75 years under our belt, the wide world of NFTY alumni spans generations. We want to bridge the gap between current NFTY members and the NFTY alumni network by creating resources specifically for our youngest group of alumni: those on campus. That’s why we’ve launched a brand new newsletter just for college students, featuring news, articles and events specifically targeted to this demographic. Take a look at our first mailing below, share with a friend, and let us know if you want to be on the list for our next mailing in advance of the new school year! We […]

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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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