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Throwback Thursday: PAR and NE

After a wonderful summer, NFTY-PAR and NFTY-NE both kicked off their new school year with an event! PAR's Summer Leadership Kallah and NE's Summer Institute were both roaring successes. Take a look!

Throwback Thursday: SumKa14!

A little over a week ago, NFTY-CAR and NFTY-NO came together for Summer Kallah 2014! This week, we celebrate Throwback Thursday with a #TBT to #SumKa14!

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The Balance of Tu B’Av

  Hope Chernak is the Director of Youth and Informal Education at Temple Shaaray Tefila. Today is Tu B’Av.  Did you know that? Tu B’Av it’s one of those Jewish Holidays that not everyone is familiar with since it falls over the summer.  In the past, if Valentine’s Day fell on one of our youth group nights (TaSTY Lounge Night), I would use the opportunity to talk about Tu B’Av with our teens so they had a chance to learn about this summer holiday (even in the dead of the winter!).  I always found it interesting that this holiday comes […]

NFTY-STR: Mitzvah Week

07 March 2014

What did you do for NFTY Mitzvah day? When we arrived to Fort Wilderness for our weekend camping and mitzvah trip, there was a sense of competition. It wasn't overpowering, but it was light teasing about better programming, fund raising, membership etc.

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Lobbying with AIPAC: The Opportunity to Make a Real Difference

07 March 2014

Activism. The opportunity to make a difference is all around us. And I think I made it. Lobbying was exhausting. I spent the day with a huge smile plastered on my face and hadn’t introduced myself this many times since my very first NFTY event. My feet hurt, I was hungry, but I know I made a difference.

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The LGBTQIA Inclusion Task Force: Forging Connections for a Fully Inclusive Community

26 February 2014

By Helaine Bach, a member of NFTY-SW and Temple Mount Sinai in El Paso The four days I spent at NFTY Veida last weekend have reaffirmed my love for the NFTY community, my confidence in our ability to make progress as a movement, and my excitement for my own personal future. My time at NFTY Veida and spending time working with the NFTY LGBTQIA Inclusion Task Force were phenomenal. I can hardly describe the impact this weekend has had on my life, but I’d like to try.

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NFTY-MAR: A Summer at Harlam

26 February 2014

I have spent two straight summers at URJ Camp Harlam and both were truly spectacular. There are too many amazing things that I did to list them all, but the most important part of camp to me is the people.

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NFTY-NE: SpongeBob and Our Jewish Community

26 February 2014

What was I doing trying to discuss SpongeBob SquarePants at a Jewish service? Relating to Judaism is hard; relating to cartoons is child’s play.

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BBYO Mifgash & Veida 2014: NFTY Leaders Reflect

20 February 2014

NFTY leaders reflect on their experiences at the BBYO NFTY Mifgash and Veida 2014:

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