• NFTY-NAR: The Potential of NFTY-NAR Teen Leadership

    On Thursday, January 15, we were invited to speak alongside URJ President, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, and HUC-JIR President, Rabbi Aaron Panken, at the Open House Reception of the URJ Youth Team’s stunning new offices. It was an amazing opportunity to meet so many amazing leaders in the Reform movement and celebrate the team behind the URJ’s groundbreaking youth programs.

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  • NFTY-SAR: To Inclusion and Beyond!

    This year, one of NFTY’s Social Action themes is inclusion. NFTY’s policies and outlook are morphing in an effort to accommodate, accept, and involve every Jewish teen in NFTY, as well as promoting inclusion beyond NFTY.

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  • “If You Had the Attention of the URJ President…”

    By Matt Mandel, NFTY-NAR New York City Membership Vice President 2014-2015 A few days ago I was going about a regular day during my first week at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Kutz Camp. It was time for chuggim, or electives, so I looked at the Expo board in the dining hall and at the.

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  • Throwback Thursday: Pride Day 2014

    Throwback Thursday: Pride Day 2014 This past Sunday, representatives from the URJ Kutz Camp got the chance to go to the New York City Pride Parade. They shared their experience on social media throughout the day!.

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  • Throwback Thursday Mechina Edition

    A little over a week ago, NFTY's general board arrived at the URJ Kutz Camp for five days of learning, praying, and growing. While the event might be over, it's time to throw it back to all of the incredible people and events that made the long weekend unforgettable.

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  • NFTY: The Balance of Chukat

    The following is a D’var Torah given by NFTY President Debbie Rabinovich on the first day of the summer session at the URJ Kutz Camp. This week’s parsha, Chukat, is filled with contradictions.

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  • Thank You for Being My Brother’s Keeper

    The following is a transcript of a speech delivered during Saturday morning services by Zak Kadish, NFTY Ohio Valley Programming Vice President, at NFTY Mechina last week. 356 days ago, the lives of my brother Ethan Kadish, my family, and myself were changed forever by a freak weather incident, a bolt out of the blue.

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  • Not Four Years but Forever

    School’s out for summer… or at least Hebrew school is. My son Lathan, while waiting to graduate secular high school at the end of June, officially completed 13 years (including kindergarten) of Hebrew school, which he lovingly refers to as “Jew school.” In those 13 years, Lathan has seen countless changes in our synagogue’s staffing and structure, including the merger of our congregation with another.

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  • NFTY President Updates NFTY, URJ Board on Big Year

    There has never been a more exciting time to be a NFTYite. And there has never been a more exciting time to be connected to NFTY.

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  • Confirmation: a Time to Reflect on Jewish Experiences (NFTY-PAR)

    How My Jewish Journey Will Continue On After Confirmation Written by: Congregation Shaarai Shomayim Confirmation Class of 2014, Lancaster, PA .

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