• Applications are now open for NFTY Task Forces!

    We are thrilled to announce that NFTY’s Task Force applications are now open. As an official Task Force member, you can help guide NFTY and congregations on topics important to teens and our Movement.

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  • New: 19 Leadership Opportunities for Every Type of Teen!

    Find your place as a leader in your synagogue, state, or across North America. Learn professional skills and explore your passions that help you stand out and lead, no matter where life takes you.

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  • Statement from NFTY in Response to the Deadly Shooting at Chabad of Poway

    On the last night of Passover and six months after the tragedy of the Tree of Life Synagogue, news of a shooting at a Chabad in San Diego shook our movement. The shooting claimed one life and injured several: one injured was under the age of 18.

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  • NFTY Stands with the Women

    Yesterday, a New York Times article was released called, “Michael Steinhardt, a Leader in Jewish Philanthropy, Is Accused of a Pattern of Sexual Harassment.” As members of the Reform Jewish community, fiercely committed to the fight against sexual violence, this news is jarring. The women quoted in this article are our teachers and our leaders,.

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  • This is Our Work

    My own social justice journey largely began my freshman year of high school, as a member of NFTY’s Southern Tropical Region. The summer of 2015, as a participant at a Union for Reform Judaism summer camp, I sat in the lobby at camp and watched President Obama give the eulogy at Reverend Clementa Pinckney's funeral.

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  • This is Our Fight: What’s Next for NFTY’s Gun Violence Prevention Efforts

    By Jess Becker and Zoe Terner A year ago this March, our lives changed forever. We marched on Capitol Hill, we walked out of our schools, we demanded that our representatives listen.

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  • “We’re Not Just Teens, We’re Changemakers”

    On Wednesday, March 13, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, met with the NFTY Social Action Vice President-elect Jess Becker to discuss their shared visions for the Reform Movement's commitment to social justice. Their conversation - which covered gun violence prevention advocacy, the power of the youth vote, the Torah's teachings on pursuing justice, and more - highlights the power of the adult-teen partnership.

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  • Helping Teens Find Their Voice

    As many people in NFTY know, if I hadn’t become a NFTY regional director, I would have become a music teacher. I have been incredibly lucky to have had opportunities to build meaningful relationships with students through teaching music in various capacities over the past decade.

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  • How We’re Making NFTY More Accessible

    NFTY Convention was a weekend full of fun, laughter, and new memories. Friendships were formed, community was built, and we were all inspired to lead.

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  • Everything is Bigger in Texas

    I swear NFTY Convention was the best thing I have ever done. I made new connections, learned how to improve my community, reflected on important topics, and had the most fun of my life, so far.

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