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NFTY Participates in Wear Orange Day 2016 30 Days 30 Events – April is NFTY’s Busiest Month of the Year #NFTYCelebrates Passover!
 
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NFTY Participates in Wear Orange Day 2016

As we approach the second annual Gun Violence Awareness Day in the United States, NFTY is again “Wearing Orange” on June 2nd. Last year, NFTY the RAC, and the URJ were founding partners in this important day when people across the country, including politicians, celebrities, sports teams, and thousands of members of the Reform Jewish Movement changed their profile pictures and posted on social media to take a stand against gun violence.

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30 Days 30 Events – April is NFTY’s Busiest Month of the Year

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#NFTYCelebrates Passover!

NFTY is gearing up for Passover, and we’re celebrating by sharing our Passover Survival Packs on social media! Is there something special your family puts on the seder plate? Do you have a go-to schmear for your matzah (cream cheese, tomato sauce, or something even more wacky)? We want to know about it!

Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs, Our Schools Matter

Our Lives, Our Votes, Our Jobs, Our Schools Matter

11 August 2015

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.

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Kutz Camp Teen Activists Lobby NY State Legislators to Support GENDA

Kutz Camp Teen Activists Lobby NY State Legislators to Support GENDA

20 July 2015

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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An Open Letter to Mr. Azoulay

An Open Letter to Mr. Azoulay

09 July 2015

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.

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

29 June 2015

What a period of big gains, and also big losses in the past two weeks. We see confederate flags going down the flagpole, being replaced by flags of rainbow colors. That moment, that moment of togetherness while doing what is right, was so powerful.

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NFTY Passes Gender Inclusive Resolution

NFTY Passes Gender Inclusive Resolution

29 June 2015

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.

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NFTY Celebrates Marriage Equality

NFTY Celebrates Marriage Equality

26 June 2015

Today the United States Supreme Court made clear that the Constitution both allows same sex couples to marry and requires all states to recognize all marriages performed in other states. It is a day many of us long prayed for, but were not sure if we would ever see it happen.

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