Featured Stories
NFTY SAVP Taylor Represents NFTY at Gun Violence Prevention Gathering in Washington D.C. My Incredible Experience at Netzer Veida Gun Violence Prevention Rewind: The Year in Review
 
CaOGnaHWcAQl144

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.

netzer veida

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.

Gun Violence Prevention Rewind: The Year in Review

Gun Violence Prevention Rewind: The Year in Review

Gun Violence Prevention. In NFTY, these words have become especially abundant. You might have heard them online, at your regional events, through your congregations, or maybe all of the above. In the last year NFTY has taken on this issue in full force, determined to work towards bringing an end to such a devastating problem.

cbi bowling jyg

NFTY-SW Junior Youth Social Action Weekend Event Recap

26 May 2015

All of our participants arrived safely and on time and we jumped right in to the evening by meeting the teen and adult leaders. We played a few getting to know you games together and welcomed Shabbat with candle lighting and blessings. We enjoyed Shabbat dinner and then moved into services led by our professional song leader, Rachel Mylan. After dinner, we played more games to get to know each other. By the end of the evening, I could see that this group was already making connections and were happy to be together. After our mixers we experienced our first closing friendship circle and learned the NFTY cheer. Then we headed to our host homes for a good night's sleep.

Read the full story

Posted in NFTY-SW0 Comments

spring 1

NFTY-SW Spring Kallah 2015 Recap

26 May 2015

Spring Kallah was an incredible weekend, and I wouldn't have expected anything less after what has been a truly outstanding year. Thanks to all our parents, staff, congregations, rabbis, and participants for making it one to remember! We will miss the graduating class of 2015, but your legacies will stay with us forever. You have led us with positivity, inclusivity, creativity, and class, and you will always be remembered and appreciated.

Read the full story

Posted in NFTY-SW0 Comments

June 3 is Worldwide Unity Day: Promoting the Jewish People as One

June 3 is Worldwide Unity Day: Promoting the Jewish People as One

26 May 2015

June 12, 2014 is remembered to many as the day that three Israeli boys, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Fraenkel, and Eyal Yifrach, were kidnapped from a bus stop in Gush Etzion. It was a grim day, one that would prove to be a catalyst for the violent events that would occur later in the summer, culminating in what became known as the 50-Day War. As horrible as that day might have been, for me, it was also the day I stepped off a plane, boarded a bus, and tested my feet in the water of the Mediterranean Ocean as I watched my first Israeli sunrise from a beach near Tel Aviv.

Read the full story

Posted in NFTY SAVP, NFTY North America, NFTY Board0 Comments

Why NFTY is Wearing Orange on June 2

Why NFTY is Wearing Orange on June 2

26 May 2015

Unfortunately, gun violence enters our lives when we least expect it. As a movement based off the principle of tzedek, or justice, it is not enough for us to only recognize what is happening. It is our duty as NFTYites, as Jews, and as people to ensure gun violence is no longer part of our culture. There are many measures we can take towards raising awareness to gun violence prevention, but we need your help to make it happen.

Read the full story

Posted in NFTY-CAR0 Comments

Observing Memorial Day the URJ Camp Way

Observing Memorial Day the URJ Camp Way

25 May 2015

By Jamie Mafdali NFTY-STR youth professional; Youth Director at Temple Dor Dorim When some people think of Memorial Day they think of beaches, barbecues, and mattress sales. Others think of the men and women who lost their lives in service of this great country. And still others think of the memory of Jenny Rosenthal. As the beginnings of a URJ Mitzvah Corps camp for underprivileged children began to emerge in late 1987, Jenny Rosenthal from Montgomery, Alabama was killed in a serious car accident. Jenny Rosenthal loved URJ Camp Coleman and NFTY. Knowing the love that Jenny had for camp, it […]

Read the full story

Posted in NFTY-STR, youth, NFTY North America, NFTY-SAR0 Comments

PAR blog 3

NFTY-PAR – Ongoing Professional Development: Wait, How Do You Do That?

08 May 2015

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” This wise and intuitive statement was spoken by none other than one of the fathers of education, John Dewey. We are all educators. Whether you spend the lion’s share of your time planning and executing traditional education programs, youth group programs, or simply spending time with your families, we are all constantly teaching each other. As Jewish Educators, we believe that we should lead by example in every facet of our lives. This resonated with me when I was asked to participate this year in a joint venture offered by NFTY-PAR and Camp Harlam.

Read the full story

Posted in NFTY-PAR0 Comments

Page 9 of 118« First...7891011...203040...Last »

Follow us on Twitter

NFTY’s Photostream

Listen Live: Jewish Rock Radio


Facebook

Archives