• Teen-Adult Partnership: Two Halves that Make our Region Whole

    NFTY defines itself as a teen-led movement, for teens by teens, but behind every teen leader is an adult partner. Whether that adult is a parent, a youth advisor, a Rabbi or Cantor, or a regional Director, each youth-adult partnership has its own unique connection that helps it thrive.

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  • Be Your Own Advocate Like Esther: Consent

    The story of Purim found in the Book of Esther recounts acts of bravery committed by a member of a silenced and oppressed group of people. Esther was empowered by her guardian Mordechai to speak to her husband, King Ahasuerus, on behalf of the Jewish people in an effort to save them from their impending destruction orchestrated by the King’s royal vizier, Haman.

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  • How Can We Help?

    I was lucky. I grew up in a home where I never had to question if there was food in the fridge or if I was going to have dinner.

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  • Fighting The Blaze: NFTY’s Response to the Fires in Israel

    These past few weeks in Israel, especially Haifa, have been filled with sadness and tragedy due to fires. Officials have cited arson and a perfect storm of natural circumstances, as cause for the many fires sweeping the small state.

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  • Consultation on Conscience: Making the Ask

    Hello my name is Sam Dorow and I’m the Social Action Vice President, serving and elect, from NFTY GER. Going on a train down to DC to the Consultation on Conscience directly after NFTY-GER’s Spring Kallah all I could think of was the fact that I was going to be exhausted.

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  • NFTY-GER: Strength Found in Will

    This portion has weighed heavily on me. At first glance, we are faced with themes of ostracizing and isolation, embarrassment and shame.

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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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  • MVP Monday: How to Publicize Your Event

    Bringing together creative and innovative publicizing tactics from NFTY-GER and NE provided us with a large amount of information and many different options to share with you. We invite you to communicate with one another to share useful and effective advertising techniques to help our regions have fun while also encouraging people to sign up for events.

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  • NFTY-GER: But Where is “Forth”?

    I have no doubt there are pieces of God within each of us that enable us to be kings in our own right. We have strengths and weaknesses beyond our knowledge and the only way to tap into these or overcome them is to recognize our own inherent power, inherited from generations of men and women who too have gone forth and have been good, have been great, but above all, have been Jews.

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  • MVP Monday: The NFTY Experience

    I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to find out about NFTY my freshman year. As a past MVP, and current Central Recruitment VP, it is so important to realize that everyone comes to NFTY for different reasons.

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