• Immigration and Leadership

    Immigration reform has become an especially important topic this past year. The issue was a deciding factor in the election and gained President Trump many of his votes.

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  • NFTY North American Board’s Statement on the Attack of Reform Rabbis at the Western Wall

    Last week, a group of 150 Reform Jewish leaders were attacked at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The group included Rabbi Rick Jacobs (Union for Reform Judaism), Gilad Kariv (Reform Movement in Israel), and Anat Hoffman (Israel Religious Action Center and Women of the Wall), alongside the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

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  • Two regions, one community: The power of multi-regional events

    Any NFTYite can tell you there is nothing more exciting than reuniting with your friends. There is something special about the jittery feeling in the pit of your stomach as you leave your regular routine of school to escape for 48 hours with your closest friends.

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  • A Weekend of Action at NFTY Texas-Oklahoma Region’s Na’aseh V’Nishma

    I have always held the belief that NFTY is more than a few weekends a year spent with close friends. While that has been a crucial part of many people’s experience (including mine), what I experienced in NFTY-TOR this past weekend put an image to the notion of something deeper that underlies our movement.

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  • My Gender and Me

    The first time I realized that my gender identity didn't fit into the binary scale that society has given us, I was scared to death. I had never met anyone who felt the way I did, and at one point I didn't even believe that my feelings were real.

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  • A New Lens for the Promised Land

    As a young Jewish girl growing up in Seattle, I struggled with my connection to Israel. I had no Israeli relatives, I had never been there, and I was too young to understand what being pro-Israel meant.

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  • The Heartbreak of Texas: NFTY-TOR’s Response to Sutherland Springs

    The recent shooting that occurred at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas has our nation in a state of shock and vulnerability. How could something like this happen in our country and in our world?.

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  • On Being Courageous – A Reflection on NFTY-SW Fall Kallah 2017

    It’s safe to say that the world can be a scary and mysterious place. Finding the strength to navigate it can be even scarier.

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  • How Can We Help?

    I was lucky. I grew up in a home where I never had to question if there was food in the fridge or if I was going to have dinner.

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  • NFTY Condemns Violent Gun Massacre in Texas

    Once again, death tolls have inserted themselves into our nation's headlines in wake of Sunday's mass shooting in Texas. With the full and united power of our movement, NFTY sends our prayers and commitment of action to the families of the victims and Sutherland Springs, Texas, as they attempt to cope with the senseless thievery of their beloveds' lives — a theft that was made all too easy by nearly unchecked access to firearms.

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