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Meet Incoming NFTY President Kathryn Fleisher

I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve at NFTY President for the upcoming year, as I am deeply invested in the successes of NFTY and the Reform Movement. Having grown up in an interfaith family, I truly understand what it feels like to be on the outside of the Jewish community.

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NFTY Leaders Join Together to Prepare for Upcoming Year at Mechina

On June 17 through June 21, teen leaders from across the continent will join together at the URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick, New York for NFTY’s Mechina. This North American leadership event is hosted each year prior to the summer and serves to gather ideas, network leaders, and spark inspiration. Through innovative services and programming, Mechina incorporates NFTY’s movement priorities and upcoming campaigns, setting the tone for the NFTY year, as well as giving regional leaders the tool to lead in the upcoming year.

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NFTY Leaders Condemn Horrific Attack on Orlando Nightclub

In response to the tragic violence in Orlando, the leadership of NFTY, the Reform Jewish Youth Movement, issued the following statement

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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NFTY Mechina 2015

NFTY Mechina 2015

23 June 2015

In June 2015, NFTY teen leaders gathered at URJ Kutz Camp for a weekend of creative worship services, cross-continental networking, and lively discussions. Take a look at their experience through their eyes:

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