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NFTY-OV Study Kallah: Prayer and Perspective

Alongside all of the standard Winter Kallaot, Junior Youth Group retreats, and Social Action weekends, one event particularly piqued my interest. Ohio Valley hosts a Study Kallah every year at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion at their campus in Cincinnati. As a Religious and Cultural Vice President, I definitely fit the stereotype: this event sounded like one that I most definitely should attend.

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NFTY Goes to Netzer Veida: MLK Day at Har Hertzl

NFTY Goes to Netzer Veida: MLK Day at Har Hertzl

As the sun was dawning on Martin Luther King Jr. day in the United States, the Netzer Veida delegates were engaged in a tour of Mount Herzl and the Herzl Museum in Jerusalem. During one of the presentations, we were asked for one name of some leader who we believed to be inspirational. As we went around and shared our responses, I, as well as another delegate from London, mentioned MLK. Interestingly enough, the very next section of the discussion moved on to Herzl’s views on Israel, with the famous words “If you will it, it is no dream.” This […]

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NFTY President & NFTY RCVP in Tel Aviv

NFTY Goes to Netzer Veida: The Trip

Within a 20 hour travel day, I crossed the ocean, covered three continents, and traveled over 6,200 miles to travel from Indianapolis to Tel Aviv. We traveled to experience Netzer Olami’s Veida, which will happen throughout next week.

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NFTY Regions: 19 Lights Among the Nation

NFTY Regions: 19 Lights Among the Nation

NFTY RCVP Austin Zoot Travelled to Vashon Island, Washington for the NFTY-Northwest Fall Kallah. Here he recounts the warmth, compassion, and community he felt while at the event, and discusses lessons learned from the event.

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How the URJ Camps Prepared Me To Be A NFTY Leader, part 2

How the URJ Camps Prepared Me To Be A NFTY Leader, part 2

In honor of this month’s URJ communication theme, “Focus on Youth,” each of our NFTY North American Board members will be examining how their URJ camping experience shaped their Jewish lives and leadership styles. Today, Austin Zoot, NFTY RCVP, shares his expereinces from URJ OSRUI Camp.

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Austin Zoot with Friends at Indiana University

Wherever You Go…

Austin Zoot, NFTY North American RCVP, discovers that the comfort of community that Judaism provides extends beyond the limits of High School.

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