• Top 5 Ways to Celebrate the High Holy Days as a Teenager

    Long services, packed synagogues and fasting – let’s be honest, the High Holy days can seem unfamiliar and difficult to connect with, especially if you are accustomed to interactive and exciting NFTY services. Here are a few tips to make the High Holy Days a little less foreign, and maybe even inspirational.

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  • #NFTYCelebrates Passover!

    NFTY is gearing up for Passover, and we’re celebrating by sharing our Passover Survival Packs on social media. Is there something special your family puts on the seder plate.

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  • #NFTYCelebrates Purim

    For Purim this year, #NFTYCelebrates the love and appreciation that we have for our community. This holiday reminds us once again to be thankful for what we have and to rejoice in the survival of the Jewish people.

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  • Sukkot: Are we commanded to be homeless?

    Jews are commanded to construct a sukkah, a temporary dwelling, live in. While many people build sukkot and share meals in sukkot, few people live in the sukkah or realize we are commanded to live in the sukkah as well.

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  • The Balance of Tu B’Av

      Hope Chernak is the Director of Youth and Informal Education at Temple Shaaray Tefila. Today is Tu B’Av.

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  • The Wonders of Klal Yisrael, Jewish Peoplehood

    This will be my fourth Hanukkah as an IsraeliShlicha (emissary) in North America. After three years of building relationships, learning, and working with inspiring individuals, communities, and organizations, I feel that this year, the candles in my chanukiyah will represent the stories of the wonders I’ve experienced during my shlichut (my time as an emissary) and also serve as reminders of the work that lays ahead.

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  • NFTY-SW: Uniting for the Holidays

    The High Holidays are the one time throughout the year when almost every Jew, regardless of how observant they are, comes out of their year-long hibernation and goes to temple. .

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  • S’lichot: Looking Back While Moving Forward

    By Cody Rosen, NFTY-SW Religious and Cultural Vice-President S’lichot is a time for forgiveness. During S’lichot we repent our sins to get ready for the up and coming New Year.

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  • Israel Thing | Speaking of Politics

    Check your Hebrew calendar. We’re few days away from Tu B’Shvat, the most ecologically-minded holiday celebrated in the Jewish world and nationally in Israel.

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