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NFTY Alumni: Past President Zach Newburgh on ARZA Slate

Involvement in the Reform movement from a young age, through NFTY, URJ Camps and other outlets, often shapes a person’s outlook in life and attitude toward the big issues. Zach Newburgh is no exception. The former NFTY President (’07-’08), hailing from NFTY-NEL and an alumnus of Camp George, Camp Newman and Kutz Camp, says NFTY laid the foundation to his desire to repair the world, and he’s putting that to good use in a big way—by taking a stand in the mission to reform Israel. Raised in a small town outside of Toronto called Oakville, Zach says while Jewish community […]

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My Legs Were Praying

My Legs Were Praying

That is entrenched racism. That is privilege. That is why I walked and thought and prayed my way from Selma to Montgomery; it’s not enough for only my teens to be safe. Emma Lazarus wrote, “until we are all free, we are none of us free.” Repairing the world requires activism on behalf of everyone. Social action is just that – action. It comes from a life of movement, continuing to put one foot in front of the other, praying with our legs, marching toward justice.

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NFTY-OV: Strong As Stone

It was such a surreal feeling as I sat in the senior circle of my final NFTY event. I can’t help but think back to the person I was at my first event; just a little eighth grader who had no idea what lie ahead of me. I would give anything to take my younger self aside and explain all of the things I would do in the future, the people I would meet and the opportunities I would have; all thanks to NFTY.

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NFTY-NO: A Boy, a Giant, and Lessons on Leadership

So there were these two armies, the Israelites and the Philistines, camped on two sides of a valley in Israel. The Philistines are attempting to dismantle the newly formed kingdom of Israel. Now, it was common practice in those days for armies to fight in a type of battle called single-combat in which both armies send down one warrior to fight and decide the battle.

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NFTY-TOR: Shmooze Spring Kallah

For our last event of the year, the TOR Board wants to talk about something simple: what do we hope NFTY looks like in the future, and what are our goals for it? With 2/3 of the board graduating, it’s an amazing reflection and way to say thank you to NFTY for an amazing experience.

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NFTY Alumni: It’s Not Too Late to Make a Difference on Campus

The end of the academic year is upon us, but that doesn’t mean campus programming and engagement has to come to a halt. NFTY Alum Alex McKeen, Ithaca College class of 2017, shares some ideas you can bring to your campus.

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