• Finding my Connection to Israel

    Every time I have a chance to run a program or write a piece for NFTY, my mind immediately jumps to Israel. Not because I want all people to fully support Israel(I don’t always), nor tell people the simple stuff, like whether or not you should get fries on your falafel (which you definitely should).

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  • NFTY SOCAL: Looking for Lasting Change in Our World

    This past weekend I traveled to JCA Shalom in Malibu, California for an amazing social justice kallah with NFTY SOCAL. From the first mixer of the night to departing on Sunday morning, I was absolutely floored by the engaged community that surrounded me.

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  • Ideas and Learning into Action

    Earlier this month, teens from all across NFTY’s Northern region congregated at Mt. Zion Temple in St.

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  • Immigration and Leadership

    Immigration reform has become an especially important topic this past year. The issue was a deciding factor in the election and gained President Trump many of his votes.

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  • NFTY North American Board’s Statement on the Attack of Reform Rabbis at the Western Wall

    Last week, a group of 150 Reform Jewish leaders were attacked at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The group included Rabbi Rick Jacobs (Union for Reform Judaism), Gilad Kariv (Reform Movement in Israel), and Anat Hoffman (Israel Religious Action Center and Women of the Wall), alongside the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

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  • Two regions, one community: The power of multi-regional events

    Any NFTYite can tell you there is nothing more exciting than reuniting with your friends. There is something special about the jittery feeling in the pit of your stomach as you leave your regular routine of school to escape for 48 hours with your closest friends.

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  • A Weekend of Action at NFTY Texas-Oklahoma Region’s Na’aseh V’Nishma

    I have always held the belief that NFTY is more than a few weekends a year spent with close friends. While that has been a crucial part of many people’s experience (including mine), what I experienced in NFTY-TOR this past weekend put an image to the notion of something deeper that underlies our movement.

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  • My Gender and Me

    The first time I realized that my gender identity didn't fit into the binary scale that society has given us, I was scared to death. I had never met anyone who felt the way I did, and at one point I didn't even believe that my feelings were real.

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  • A New Lens for the Promised Land

    As a young Jewish girl growing up in Seattle, I struggled with my connection to Israel. I had no Israeli relatives, I had never been there, and I was too young to understand what being pro-Israel meant.

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  • The Heartbreak of Texas: NFTY-TOR’s Response to Sutherland Springs

    The recent shooting that occurred at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas has our nation in a state of shock and vulnerability. How could something like this happen in our country and in our world?.

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