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Kutz Camp Teen Activists Lobby NY State Legislators to Support GENDA An Open Letter to Mr. Azoulay NFTY Passes Gender Inclusive Resolution
 
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).

An Open Letter to Mr. Azoulay

An Open Letter to Mr. Azoulay

Dear Mr. Azoulay - Your statement regarding the legitimacy of Reform Jews was deplorable and has widespread negative consequences for World Progressive Jewry, a movement of which we are proud to be members, as well as the greater global Jewish community. We are saddened that someone representing our homeland would propagate ideas that we are illegitimate as Jews and unworthy of our own religious beliefs.

NFTY Passes Gender Inclusive Resolution

NFTY Passes Gender Inclusive Resolution

On Sunday, the leaders came together for the biannual general assembly, Asefah, where the representatives from the 19 regions listened to regional reports and voted on critical legislation. One resolution on the table was a “Resolution Regarding Preferred Gender Pronouns on Nametags” which resolved that “at any NFTY North American event, participants will be given the opportunity to include their preferred pronouns on their nametags, and… are encouraged to introduce themselves with their preferred gender pronouns.” The resolution passed and will help ensure the full inclusion of teens, regardless of their gender identities, during NFTY North American events.

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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NFTY Convention: NFTY Convention: 1,200 Shabbat Experiences

NFTY Convention: NFTY Convention: 1,200 Shabbat Experiences

14 February 2015

Every Shabbat is special, but at NFTY Convention, 1,200 teens, staff, and youth professionals all gathered together to celebrate a beautiful evening together.

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NFTY Convention: Let’s Get the Party Started!

13 February 2015

After months of preparation, we are finally ready for #NFTYConvention 2015!!

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Arrival at NFTY Convention 2015!

13 February 2015

NFTY Convention is finally here! Our teens are so excited to be here, and have started to adventure to Atlanta!

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