• 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; instant runoff voting essentially allows the members of NFTY general board to spend less time voting and more time caucusing.

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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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  • An Open Letter from NFTY on Israel

    It has recently come to our attention that there was an open letter addressed to NFTY regarding our response to the events taking place in Gaza. The URJ and NFTY have been working hard to address the complexities of this issue.

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  • 5 Ways to Get Your Students Involved in the Civic Engagement Campaign

    I was eight years old the first time I went into the voting booth. My family had just moved to a new town.

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  • News from NFTY: Spring 2018

    April was an exciting month for NFTY, and we want to share some of the important work and engagement that took place throughout the month. Thank you for your help in making this happen.

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  • Let The Students Handle This One

    In my world, I cannot walk around at night without an escort. In my world, one in five American women and one in 71 men will be raped.

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  • Why Do You Believe in God? A D’var Torah

    I want you all to take a moment to think about why you believe in God. Is it because God makes sense of human existence.

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  • D’var Torah: Sexual Violence and Social and Political Movements

    Shabbat Shalom, NFTY. In this week’s Torah portion, Acharei Mot-Kedoshim (after the death), G-d lays down dozens of mitzvot (holy commandments) for the people of Israel, including the mitzvah of sexual morality.

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  • Yes Means Yes

    Does the absence of “no” mean yes. Many activists and advocates for consent use the phrase, “No Means No,” but what about nuanced situations where consent is not explicitly given.

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