Planting Carob Trees: Our Responsibility to the Future
The Torah is this incredible document, this guidebook, this unification of the Jewish people. Comprised of epic tales of stealing birthrights, and stories of the heart-wrenching near-sacrifice of a young child at the peak of a mountain. Through it all, the Torah threads a unique message and moral through each and every story. The Torah, however, is not simply a saga of thrilling adventures, but also a manual on set of how to on create the unique Jewish culture that encapsulates our lives today
Teen-Adult Partnership: Unpacking what Success Looks Like
What is the foundation of a fruitful partnership? What does a healthy relationship look like? These are questions that can be difficult to answer between any group of people. Ultimately, the best partnerships are built from the most trusting and positive relationships where we actively listen to each other and value the other’s strengths and potential.
Goodness, Pluralism & Partnership: How MLK Inspires the Reform Jewish Youth Movement
One way to honor of the excellence and courage of Martin Luther King Jr. is to reflect on the Jewish values that lead us on a path to justice. We don’t have to look far – NFTY’s Thirteen Principles, like kol yehudim (pluralism), and shutafut (partnership), help guide us towards our goal of fostering allyship and understanding our brothers and sisters.
What You Need to Know About Title IX, and How You Can Help Protect It
Every day, we are protected by rules and guidelines that we may not even know exist. For many of us in high school and college, Title IX, an act that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in public education, affects our daily lives. Protections like these allow us to live freely and up to our fullest potential, without worrying about sex-based violence and discrimination in the places that are supposed to be our safe havens.
NFTY NAR: A Region That Stole My Heart
I didn’t expect to become so engulfed in my college community. But as the weekend drew near, and with it, a NFTY New York Area (NAR) event, I began to dread leaving my new home at college. I had never experienced this feeling ahead of a NFTY event before – NFTY is a home to me, too.