NFTY’s Impact On My Life
By: Maya Kirzner – 2023-2024 NFTY Ohio Valley Communications Vice President
As I start my last semester as a high school student, I have been taking a lot of time to reflect on my past four years and looking at what has left the biggest impact on my life up to this point. One of the very first things that came to mind was NFTY. As a GUCI camper for 6 summers, attending my first NFTY event (JYG Spring Kallah, Spring 2019) seemed like an easy choice. Little did I know it would be one of the best choices I could have made for myself. Being able to be part of a Jewish teen community that I feel so much love and support from during the school-year is such an important thing. I am so glad NFTY has been there for me. Being a part of the NFTY Ohio Valley Regional Board this year has also given me so much hope for the future of NFTY-OV, as I want to make sure that the love and community I have felt for the past four years is there for so many other Jewish teens for years to come.
If you have not yet attended a NFTY event, but are thinking about it, this is your sign. At any and every NFTY event I promise you will be met with open arms and friends for life. I would love for you to come to our event, Wild (Mid)West, with NFTY OV and MV at URJ GUCI Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31 to not only witness, but also experience first-hand this amazing community for yourself. I love NFTY Ohio Valley with all my heart and I can’t wait to see what this last semester brings me and all of you. I look forward to seeing you at NFTY OV/MV Wild Midwest in a few months (be sure to register by Sunday, February 18 to guarantee your spot!)
I would love to get to know you all better; If you have any questions about NFTY, Ohio Valley, or the Wild Midwest event in March, DM me on Instagram @nftyov and I would be more than happy to connect with you!