• How to Empower Teens to Build a Just Future

    I got chills down my spine as 17-year-old Joe Lichtenstein read the words above from his winning essay in this year’s Wendy Blickstein Memorial D’var Torah Competition, standing in front of 1,400 peers at NFTY Convention, the largest gathering of Reform Jewish teens in North America.

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  • Big News: NFTY Launches Its Racial Justice Campaign

    For more than 75 years, NFTY has been taking action to create a more just, whole and compassionate world. This weekend, at NFTY Convention, we’ve been helping teens uncover their passion around social justice and learning how to turn that passion in to action.

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  • #NFTYConvention 2017

    Check out what's happening at #NFTYConvention 2017 from the eyes of the participants!.

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  • 5 Questions for Thinking about Mentoring and Relationship-Building

    By Kate Bigam The URJ Youth Summit is underway in Chicago, IL, where it’s running parallel to NFTY Convention, bringing together a total of more than 1,400 Reform Jewish teens and educators from across North America. The Youth Summit is an opportunity for educators to hone their skills around supporting, nurturing, and educating teens.

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  • Winners Announced: Wendy Blickstein Memorial D’var Torah Competition, Winter 2017

    We are pleased to announce that Joe Lichtenstein, a sophomore from Temple Emanuel in Roanoke, VA (NFTY Mid-Atlantic Region), is this year's winner of the Wendy Blickstein Memorial D'var Torah competition. Joe's D'var Torah, titled, "The Quiet Message" focuses on leadership and authenticity in relationship to Parashat Yitro.

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  • Yitro: Unpacking Leadership though Delegation

    The Wendy Blickstein D'var Torah Competition recognizes achievements in D'var Torah writing on a particular theme. This year's theme was leadership and authenticity in relationship to Parasha Yitro.

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  • Israelites and Influence: Creating Change Within NFTY

    The Wendy Blickstein D'var Torah Competition recognizes achievements in D'var Torah writing on a particular theme. This year's theme was leadership and authenticity in relationship to Parasha Yitro.

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  • Seven Days, 14 Countries, and an Important Lesson

    “History has its eyes on you.” Whether you’re a Hamilton fan or active on Twitter, you’ve probably seen this quote before. Its message is simple yet profound; actions have real consequences on us and the people around us, both now and in the future.

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  • Coalition of Jewish Teens Statement on a Changing World

    We are inspired to assemble as NFTY, USY, NCSY, BBYO, and Young Judaea, united under the shared goal of providing teens with meaningful Jewish experiences. We, the peer-elected leadership of national and global Jewish youth movements, representing tens of thousands of Jewish teens, are observing the traditions and evolution of American democracy closely.

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  • I Want to Know: Are Guns Allowed on Campus?

    When looking at colleges, I looked at factors like the school’s scholarships, study abroad opportunities, Hillel atmosphere, and many other features as I tried to find my perfect fit. However, in a day in age where we often hear about shootings on college campuses, my friends and I found that we have to consider school’s safety policies that aim to keep students safe, policies like campus carry laws.

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