• NFTY-NAR: “Am Yisrael Chai” The People of Israel Live

    "Am Yisrael Chai" - These words rang true down 5th Avenue in NYC last Sunday as thousands of Israel’s supporters marched together to celebrate. Among the thousands of people and more than 200 groups, NFTY-NAR stood in support.

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  • Bullying Ends With Us

    At the URJ Biennial this past December, NFTYites were asked to identify what their own campaigns were by filling in the blank: “I stand up for ________ This is my campaign.”.

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  • Women of Reform Judaism: Shaping the Culture of Kutz and NFTY

    It was just a year ago when I had the opportunity to be part of the listening campaign of the Campaign for Youth Engagement with the WRJ District Presidents during their annual retreat to Kutz Camp. Last year these women shared their unique and powerful stories about a time when an interaction with a young person influenced their lives.

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  • Love: Isn’t That What This is All About?

    On Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, the state of North Carolina enshrined bigotry, ignorance, and hatred into their constitution. Many adults who hold the power to vote abused this opportunity by deciding to hurt others to protect their own feelings of morality.

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  • Top 10 Things to Know About the Campaign for Youth Engagement

    We’ve been talking about the Campaign for Youth Engagement since the URJ’s 71st Biennial Convention last December. In the four and a half months since, we’re been working on hammering out the details of this exciting and important campaign, and we want to be sure we’re communicating those details effectively along the way.

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  • The Challenges of Giving and Receiving

    I am four-fifths of the way through a 10-month sabbatical in Israel with my family. We have been living in Modi’in, a growing young city half-way between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, for the past eight months.

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  • The Social Action Spring Break

    Being immersed into a brand new environment with people you don’t really know beyond name and where they’re from. Not being sure of what is going on around you, but going with the flow, along for the ride.

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  • Who’s rating what is happening in real time?

    Bully, the movie, which is to open on March 30, is a stark portrayal of bullying that crosses ethnic, socio-economic, and gender lines. It is a documentary that followed the lives of several pre-teens and teens who had been victims of bullying from 2009-2010.

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  • Love in the Movement: I Found My Wife in Warwick

    In 2004, I was invited to serve as Visiting Faculty at the Kutz Camp, the first TYG advisor to teach the TYG major track. Little did I know that returning to Kutz, my home for four summers in the 1980s, would result in the biggest changes in my life .

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  • NFTY-SW: Highlights of Social Action Weekend 2012

    What suits the theme of Social Action Weekend better than the idea of Pay It Forward. How about over 140 passionate, dedicated teens who love spending their time with each other and helping the community.

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