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Teens Take the Lead: Reflecting on NFTY Convention and What Comes Next

By Shelley Niceley Groff

Pulsing music. Cheering crowds. A roar of enthusiasm as fans rushed the stage.

No, these aren’t scenes from the last time I went to a Bruce Springsteen concert. Rather, they’re from this past Friday night as I celebrated Shabbat with 1,400 Jewish teens, young adults, alumni, congregational professionals, and lay leaders at NFTY Convention, the largest Reform Jewish youth gathering in North America.

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