• Reflections on Netzer Olami

    From January 6-12, representatives from 11 countries descended upon Jerusalem to engage in thoughtful sharing, learning, and collaboration as a part of the Netzer Olami Veida. Although we all came from different Jewish backgrounds and lifestyles, we all united as leaders in Netzer Olami to share and appreciate these differences and discover common ground as the Progressive Jewish youth of the world.

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  • NFTY Board at Netzer Veida

    Follow NFTY President Evan Traylor, NFTY Religious & Cultural Vice President Jacob Georginow and NFTY Director of Education Beth Rodin as they venture to Israel for Netzer Olami Veida; the summit of Youth leadership from Reform/Progressive movements throughout the world.

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  • NFTY Convention: How I Made it Happen!

    The end of summer 2006 was a mixture of “see you in February!” and “you better request me for housing!” All of these departing words were, of course, in reference to Convention in Philadelphia that coming year.

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  • Getting your Congregation ready for Convention: October Check-list!

    You’ve seen it before. A teen from your congregation returns home glowing after having spent a weekend away at a NFTY event.

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  • 5 Days Changed The Path of My Journey

    NFTY Convention gave me the opportunity to see NFTY on the North American level, and it really made me feel more connected to NFTY as a whole. Seeing how big NFTY really was and what an impact we can all make, made me want to step outside of my comfort zone.

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  • From NFTY Convention to a Political Convention: What NFTY Taught me

    In the midst of a thousand teens singing the Sh’ma at NFTY Convention or the high-school leaders at Kutz screaming the NFTY cheer, I learned to stop and take everything in, to fully appreciate the place I was in and the people I was surrounded by.

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  • NFTY-PAR: What are your Daily Miracles?

    What are you thankful for every day. Are you thankful for the ability to wake up and get out of bed.

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  • Shabbat in NFTY: The Kutz Experience

    Shabbat is not a singular word. Every Jewish individual defines this twenty-four hour period in a different way, in both action and words.

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  • Young and Involved: My son’s NFTY Journey

    "I’d like to go to NFTY convention." So says my sixteen year old son in anticipation of February 2013 in Los Angeles, California. In these few words he reflects the depth of his involvement with all things Jewish –especially Jewish youth.

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  • Mechina is upon us. Wait, what is Mechina?

    Over one hundred regional board members have descended upon the URJ Kutz Camp for Mechina 5772. This event is an important beginning for the teen leaders comprising the regional and North American board.

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