5 Moments from NFTY Convention 2019 That Will Give You Hope about the Reform Jewish Future
NFTY Convention is known to shape the future of the Reform Movement, and it did just that. From introducing new Jewish music to mobilizing thousands for gun violence prevention; immersing in innovative learning and building practical skills for youth engagement – every minute was filled with glimpses of the bright Jewish future these young leaders will build.
Lo Alecha (Build it Up!) – NFTY-STR Duo Wins Anselm Rothschild Memorial Song Competition
The Anselm Rothschild Memorial Song Competition provides an opportunity for teen songwriters to share their original music with their peers across North America. Jacob “Fishy” Fishman and Jordan “Schmidty” Schmidt of NFTY-STR are the winners of this year’s song competition! They performed their winning song “Lo Alecha (Build it Up!)” at NFTY Convention 2019 in Dallas, TX.
NFTY: When You Lead, the Entire Reform Movement Follows
With gun violence prevention, with gender pronouns, with preventing sexual violence – you have 900 congregations and 1.5 million people that listen to you and learn from you.
How Two NFTYites Make Change in the World
These two speeches were shared at NFTY Convention 2019 during our closing ceremonies centered around making change. We learn from Glory and Sarah that a big part of making change is understanding that it doesn't actually have to mean that you're reaching thousands of...
NFTY Convention: Shaping the Future of the Reform Movement
We just wrapped up an incredible NFTY Convention in Dallas with 1,000 teen leaders, college students, Jewish educators, alumni, and other dedicated supporters.
Never, Ever Stop Fighting: Parkland’s Haley Stav Addresses NFTY Convention
One year since my small town became synonymous with mass shootings and joined the ever-growing list of schools who had experienced gun violence. One year since I learned to despise Valentine’s Day displays at stores. But, most importantly, one year since the shooting at my school that left 17 injured and another 17 dead.
The Tallitot Project: How URJ Camps Sent Support and Love to Parkland
This was shared during Shabbat morning services at NFTY Convention 2019 in Dallas. Bobby Harris, Director, URJ Camp Coleman https://vimeo.com/319031023 On the evening of February 14, one year ago, texts, chats, and phone calls circulated throughout the URJ Camp...
Who We Are as NFTY
At this weekend’s NFTY Convention in Dallas, TX, Reform Jewish teens from across the continent are coming together to make their voices heard and to act for positive global change – drives by our core Jewish values. So what makes us NFTY? Excerpted from part of Friday...
Tetzaveh: What Priestly Garb Teaches Us About Leadership
Yes, at first glance, one could skim this parashat without missing nearly any major plot points of the Torah narrative. However, upon taking a closer look, this week’s parashat has a huge amount to teach us about leadership.
What We Stand On, Who We Stand For & What We Bring to the Table
The Jewish people set out from Egypt: a group of refugees, a people of pain. Yet forty years later, a people of life arrive in Israel, a group filled with meaning and purpose. Between Egypt and Israel, we undergo a great transition, a series of events that continue to define our Jewish lives and traditions today: the commandments are presented, the tabernacle is built, and in T’tzaveh, God proclaims the rules for the uniform of the high priest, the spiritual and moral leader of the Israelites. In doing so, God builds a model of leadership.