• NFTY-CWR: Special Report – NFTY Convention

    The first thought that most people have when they hear NFTY Convention is “What is that?” NFTY is the North American Federation of Temple Youth. In February, NFTY held its bi- annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia with 1,000 teens and 300 staff members, or youth professionals, in attendance.

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  • NFTY SOCAL D’var Torah: Knowing Whom We Stand Before

    “Leadership.” This word, the theme of our weekend together, has been tossed around a lot lately. But more often than not, we talk about leadership as some big, vague concept and rarely actually talk about the meaning behind it.

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  • NFTY’s Leaders Past, Present, and Future Debrief AIPAC

    The immediate past, current, and incoming NFTY Presidents all attended AIPAC. The conference allowed this cadre to debrief and vision for what the future of Israel engagement in NFTY could look like.

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  • NFTY-GER: After NFTY Convention, GER Teens Debrief with In-flight Interviews

    At the end of any NFTY event, especially on the ride home, NFTY-GER teens are always torn between being super excited after a great few days with their friends, and being completely exhausted from non-stop action and a severe lack of sleep. After NFTY Convention, these feelings are exponentially amplified.

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  • The Power of Generational Leadership

    At NFTY Convention 2015 in Atlanta a couple of weekends ago, I watched with many past NFTY Board members as the 2015-2016 NFTY Board-Elect took the stage for the first time. Suddenly, as we began to sing Josh Nelson’s version of L’dor V’dor, a wave of nostalgia swelled within me and I finally understood the impact of generational leadership – it just happened two years after my time on NFTY Board.

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  • NFTY Competitions Winners Announced at NFTY Convention

    At NFTY Convention last week, the winners of the NFTY Competitions were presented throughout the weekend. Below are the winners of each of the five categories.

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  • Announcing the 2015-16/5775-76 NFTY North American Board-elect

    On Sunday, the 2015-2016 NFTY North American Board was elected. Their terms will formally begin on June 20, when they are installed at Mechina, which will take place at the URJ Kutz Camp, June 19-23, 2015.

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  • The Campaign for Youth Empowerment

    The following is a transcript of the speech given by NFTY President Debbie Rabinovich at the closing plenary of NFTY Convention 2015. Something I’ve realized time and time again over the last few years and especially this weekend is that NFTYites have the power to make great change.

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  • D’Var Torah: Extending NFTY’s Tabernacle

    Logan Kramer is the winner of the Wendy Blickstein Memorial D'var Torah Competition. Below is a transcript of her winning piece.

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  • BBYO and NFTY Make History by Teaming Up

    For the first time, NFTY and BBYO Conventions came together for an incredible moment, with over 3,500 Jewish teens all sharing an afternoon of learning together. This is just some of what NFTY teens and youth professionals had to say about their experience: .

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