• How the URJ Camps Prepared Me To Be A NFTY Leader, part 1

    In honor of this month's URJ communication theme, "Focus on Youth," each of our NFTY North American Board members will be examining how their URJ camping experience shaped their Jewish lives and leadership styles. First up, NFTY MCVP Taylor Lyles chronicles her journey from URJ Jacobs Camp to Kutz.

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  • Israel Thing | The (Diplomatic) War of Independence

    The time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is a time for self refection and repentance, as individuals, as communities and even as people of a nation. In this particular year, I believe the two societies of Israelis and Palestinians will have to perform deep self-examinations in their commitment to the two-state solution which they.

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  • NFTY-SW Leadership Training Institute (LTI) Recap

    NFTY-SWites wait weeks and count down the days until they finally get to say, “LTI, here I come!” The first NFTY-SW event of the year, hosted by Temple Chai in Phoenix, Arizona, started wonderfully. All anyone heard were the screams and laughter of teens running to see their friends as they walked off the bus.

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  • Wherever You Go…

    Austin Zoot, NFTY North American RCVP, discovers that the comfort of community that Judaism provides extends beyond the limits of High School.

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  • Past and Present NFTYites Share Their High Holy Days Stories

    The High Holy Days have significant meaning to us all in many different ways. Read two stories from past and present NFTYites and how these special days affect them.

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  • The UN Vote on a Palestinian State

    During the annual United Nations General Assembly on Friday, September 23rd the Palestinian Authority is planning to submit a resolution that, if passed, will recognize a Palestinian State. As Jewish teens living in North America, we have a responsibility to learn about the situation and try to understand how this will affect the state and the people of Israel.

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  • Israel Thing | The Summer Winds of Change

    Roey Shiff, the NFTY Shaliach, reviews a few recent happenings in Israel.

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  • Bringing the Experience Full Circle

    NFTY in Israel’s Shlichut Noar NFTY program (Young NFTY Ambassadors) is a unique fellowship that trains participants to be effective communicators and advocates for Israel programming upon returning to North America.

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  • Checking In with the NFTY SAVP

    NFTY's North American SAVP, Avra Bossov, shares an update on her involvement in the Campaign for Youth Engagement and Food Day, a joint project of the RAC and URJ.

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  • Melissa’s D’var Torah: Judges and Justice

    NFTY leaders from the Chicago Area, Michigan, Missouri Valley, Northeast Lakes, Northern, and Ohio Valley regions collaborated at Goldman Union Camp Institute in Zionsville, IN, for the inaugural Midwest Mash-up Leadership Boot Camp event. Melissa Frey, director of Kutz Camp and associate director of NFTY, delivered the d’var torah based on parasha Shoftim.

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