• 70 Jewish Teens on A Bus

    I got on a bus filled with Jewish teens from all different branches of Judaism, most of whom I hardly knew, and traveled a total of 44 hours to DC and back. Why would an anxious introvert like me do something so extreme.

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  • That time I spoke In Front of 27,000 People – March for our Lives

    Gun violence in America is more real and prevalent than ever. Sandy Hook happened when I was 12 years old and I remember exactly where I was when I found out that 26 children were murdered in cold blood.

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  • Understanding the Language of Consent

    When  people hear terms like sexual violence or assault they might feel confused about what these terms actually mean. Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, which is an average of 321,500 per year.

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  • This Passover, Liberation from Gun Violence

    Ultimately the Torah commands us to do Tikkun Olam or repair the world. In this time of Passover, when the children are at the center of our tradition, it is clear that the teens of NFTY are leading the way in demanding the change that is needed to ensure that we can once and for all rid this country of the epidemic of gun violence.

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  • Let’s Commit to Ending Sexual Violence

    Since 2001, April has been recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year, the Reform movement has asserted its position as a leader in sexual violence prevention work with the unanimous passing of NFTY’s Resolution Affirming Stance on Preventing Sexual Violence and the URJ’s Resolution on Student on Student Sexual Violence in Schools (co-sponsored by NFTY).

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  • How to Tune into this Weekend’s March Events from Home

    As Shabbat approaches, so too does a weekend of gun violence prevention-related events, centered in Washington, D. .

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  • Experience the National School Walkout Through the Eyes of NFTYites

    On the one-month anniversary of the devastating shooting in Parkland, FL, students all over the U. .

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  • Justice, Justice we Shall Pursue

    For the month of March, the Reform Movement is calling on clergy across America to welcome their teens onto the bimah to share with your congregation the work that they are doing towards gun violence prevention. In hundreds of synagogues, let's have #TeensTaketheBimah to share why this issue matters, and how adults can support them in this work.

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  • From a Lonely Existence to Inclusive Communities: Growing up With a Disability in the Jewish Community

    By Ione Heigham | NFTY-NE NFTY Representative, NFTY-MVP Elect, Inclusion Task Force Member My mother tells me that she used to get a call from my elementary school nurse everyday of first grade. Each time I would claim to have terrible stomach pain or my arm hurt or I would think I had a cold.

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  • Be Your Own Advocate Like Esther: Consent

    The story of Purim found in the Book of Esther recounts acts of bravery committed by a member of a silenced and oppressed group of people. Esther was empowered by her guardian Mordechai to speak to her husband, King Ahasuerus, on behalf of the Jewish people in an effort to save them from their impending destruction orchestrated by the King’s royal vizier, Haman.

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