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The Campaign for Youth Empowerment

The following is a transcript of the speech given by NFTY President Debbie Rabinovich at the closing plenary of NFTY Convention 2015.

Something I’ve realized time and time again over the last few years and especially this weekend is that NFTYites have the power to make great change.

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Netzer Veida: One Community, One Family

The world shrunk this weekend. Three days ago, France was millions of miles away, Australia was on a different planet, and Israel was light years away. Today, I have 14 new countries in my backyard. These countries became places filled with real people and real problems; they jumped out of the news headlines and the TV screens all because of the people we met in the past couple of days.

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Sammi with Palm Trees

Shnat Netzer: A Gap Year Adventure

By Sammi Donchin, Past President, NFTY-TOR In my life, I have been incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such a wonderful Jewish community in Oklahoma. My temple family has always been so close to my heart, and have helped me achieve my dreams. When high school came around, so did the adventure of NFTY. In NFTY-TOR, I was blessed to be elected Social Action Vice President of my region in 2011-2012. That was one of the most challenging and exciting periods of my life. I was able to find creative ways to incorporate social action and social justice to my region. […]

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“Anachnu Hachalutzim Shel Netzer!” ~ “We Are the Pioneers of Netzer!”

In the second decade of our relationship with Netzer, we truly need to be the “Pioneers of Netzer!”

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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 Goes to Netzer Veida: The Dead Sea!

NFTY Goes to Netzer Veida: The Dead Sea!

A day into the trip and living on very little sleep, I was dozing off by the time we reached Ein Bokek. Best known as a resort district home to the Dead Sea, it was precisely what Austin and I needed to jolt us back into full attentiveness.

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