• 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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  • NFTY-MARite blogs about Invisible Children Campaign

    Invisible Children, the non-profit organization that aims to educate the world about the longest-running armed conflict in Africa, is back in the news after their powerful new documentary film about Joseph Kony has gone viral. While many people are just learning about this important organization, Invisible Children is no stranger to NFTY.

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  • NFTY Mid-Year Board Meeting Update

    On behalf of the NFTY Board and staff, we are delighted to share highlights from NFTY’s recent mid-year board meeting (NFTY Veida) at Henry S Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS. .

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  • Israel: From a Cerebral to an Emotional Connection

    Until two weeks ago, I was a Jewish Youth Worker who had never been to Israel. It’s not that I didn’t want to go – between college, jobs over college vacations and working at camp in the summers, finding 10 days to cut myself off from the world and head to Israel just felt impossible.

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  • Social Action: “Tradition, Tradition!”

    This past weekend brought on many gatherings for various traditions. Thousands of Americans huddled in front of their TVs, wings in one hand remote in the other, to watch Superbowl 46.

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  • NFTY-PAR: WINSTY – Spiritual Meaning Shared Together

    It is difficult to describe a weekend like this past one. When a record-breaking one hundred sixty five teens come together from all around the Pennsylvania Area Region to give back to our community, it leaves everyone with a feeling of extreme satisfaction, happiness, and meaning.

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  • Packing for Home

    My bags are (almost) packed: old gym shoes, a NFTY staff baseball cap, a stack of t-shirts from my six summers at Kutz. I’ve got the pink tallis my grandparents gave me when I became a Bat Mitzvah and, perhaps against my better judgment, a fanny pack.

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