• How to Spark Teen-Adult Partnership

    You can learn an awful lot about the health of a youth group or a NFTY region by asking the president and advisor what they think of one another. You may hear that “my advisor is amazing – they really understand teens” or that “my president is so passionate and committed to our TYG.” Or you might hear “my advisor is always taking over” or “my teens don’t get their work done on time.”.

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  • What is Youth-Adult Partnership in NFTY

    NFTY is, at its core, a youth-powered organization that works to help teens develop themselves as Jews and as leaders in our communities. Since its inception almost 80 years ago, NFTY’s mission has been to cultivate a space where teens can truly take ownership of their Judaism and lead the way to create and drive our movement in activism, learning, and sacred community.

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  • Thank you, NFTY

    You may not realize yet but something inside you is calling. Somewhere deep inside, you know that something needs to change.

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  • How URJ Kutz Camp Exemplifies the Best of the Future of Our Movement

    Earlier this summer, I met your future synagogue president. I met your future congregational rabbi.

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  • NFTY North American Board’s Statement on Israel’s Nation-State Law

    We can no longer stand idly by in the face of oppression. We call upon NFTY and the reform Jewish community to voice their critique of Israel, for the sake of true, critical Zionism, and to push Israel back into the sight of our vision for a democratic, pluralistic Jewish state.

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  • NFTY’s Statement on the Fatal Shooting of Parkland Survivors’ Father

    Again and again, we are reminded that all that gun violence does is take. It takes the sanctity and safety of our communities, it takes our peace of mind in the places that are meant to be sanctuaries, and it takes our loved ones-- our people.

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  • Asefah Legislation – Mechina 5778

    Electing the leaders of NFTY is an integral part of our movement and by enacting instant runoff voting we can ensure that our regions are allotted more time to carefully decide the future of our movement where the time is currently spent counting votes after each runoff election.

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  • Join NFTY & Fight for Immigration Justice

    As a movement, NFTY is deeply rooted in the belief that, together, we can create a kehilah kedosha, a holy community, as stated in our 13 principles. We care for one another, we hold ourselves accountable for creating a more just world, and we love with every fiber of our beings.

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  • Why I Testified for Teen Mental Health Services

    To save one life is to save the world, and I am lucky enough to work for an organization that not only uses this idea in its teachings, but also in its actions. The URJ, NFTY, and the RAC have supported me and the NFTY Missouri Valley teens in teaching their peers about mental health in order to eliminate stigma, recognize warning signs, and practice healthy coping skills.

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