• Gracie Silverstein

    How I’m Taking Action After Pittsburgh (Even Though I’m Not Old Enough to Vote)

    I believe that we are Stronger than Hate. If you do, too, and want to wear a necklace like the ones my friends and my communities are wearing, I hope you’ll order one and join me in channeling passion into action.

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  • Discovering the Power of Love in NFTY Central West Region

    The “region of love” welcomed me warmly this weekend at their first event of the year, C-Dub Smash. NFTY CWR, for those who are unaware, is in their second year away from home, following the Bay Area fires that destroyed Camp Newman’s physical property last year.

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  • Now is the time to show up, together.

    As members of NFTY, we know so personally what it means to grow up in a synagogue. We’ve sung Oseh Shalom on a Friday night, swaying back and forth with our arms around new friends; we’ve danced at late-night Saturday night socials in temple social halls; we’ve slept curled up in sleeping bags at youth group shul-ins; we’ve read the Torah for the first time with shaky knees and wobbly voices at our home congregations.

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  • Teen-Adult Partnership: Two Halves that Make our Region Whole

    NFTY defines itself as a teen-led movement, for teens by teens, but behind every teen leader is an adult partner. Whether that adult is a parent, a youth advisor, a Rabbi or Cantor, or a regional Director, each youth-adult partnership has its own unique connection that helps it thrive.

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  • Apply to Be on the 5779 NFTY North American Cabinet

    Interested in being more involved in North American work. Want to help guide NFTY’s priorities.

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  • Creation of the World – B’reishit

    Shabbat Shalom, my name is Brooke Weiss. I am a senior from TCTY and this is my third fall kallah.

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  • LEADership, Community, and Traditions: My Weekend with NFTY-MAR

    I was so lucky to be welcomed into the NFTY-MAR community at their recent LEAD (Leadership Exploration and Development) event. I had the privilege of meeting so many participants and learning plenty of traditions from the Mid-Atlantic Region, known for its high energy and exciting programs.

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  • 50% of GETY: How NFTY Helped Maintain my Judaism When My Temple Closed Its Doors

    Even though I resented the drive to Sunday School every week and dreaded having to add Thursdays to the equation once I reached the fourth grade, it was still my home. It may have rented space from a church and had only three religious school teachers, but the community was like a family.

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  • An Open Letter to the US Senate

    I’m writing to you today as a representative of NFTY, the Reform Jewish Youth Movement. We are a movement of thousands of Reform Jewish teens, brought together by our faith and commitment to tikkun olam, the repair of the world.

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  • How to Spark Teen-Adult Partnership

    You can learn an awful lot about the health of a youth group or a NFTY region by asking the president and advisor what they think of one another. You may hear that “my advisor is amazing – they really understand teens” or that “my president is so passionate and committed to our TYG.” Or you might hear “my advisor is always taking over” or “my teens don’t get their work done on time.”.

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