• How to Spark Teen-Adult Partnership

    You can learn an awful lot about the health of a youth group or a NFTY region by asking the president and advisor what they think of one another. You may hear that “my advisor is amazing – they really understand teens” or that “my president is so passionate and committed to our TYG.” Or you might hear “my advisor is always taking over” or “my teens don’t get their work done on time.”.

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  • Thank you, NFTY

    You may not realize yet but something inside you is calling. Somewhere deep inside, you know that something needs to change.

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  • How URJ Kutz Camp Exemplifies the Best of the Future of Our Movement

    Earlier this summer, I met your future synagogue president. I met your future congregational rabbi.

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  • News from NFTY: Spring 2018

    April was an exciting month for NFTY, and we want to share some of the important work and engagement that took place throughout the month. Thank you for your help in making this happen.

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  • Let The Students Handle This One

    In my world, I cannot walk around at night without an escort. In my world, one in five American women and one in 71 men will be raped.

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  • Why Do You Believe in God? A D’var Torah

    I want you all to take a moment to think about why you believe in God. Is it because God makes sense of human existence.

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  • D’var Torah: Sexual Violence and Social and Political Movements

    Shabbat Shalom, NFTY. In this week’s Torah portion, Acharei Mot-Kedoshim (after the death), G-d lays down dozens of mitzvot (holy commandments) for the people of Israel, including the mitzvah of sexual morality.

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  • Yes Means Yes

    Does the absence of “no” mean yes. Many activists and advocates for consent use the phrase, “No Means No,” but what about nuanced situations where consent is not explicitly given.

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  • Defining Sexual Violence

    Before we go into depth about sexual violence, let’s talk about its definition. The dictionary definition of sexual violence is a sexual act committed against someone without that person’s freely given consent.

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  • Deciding to Walk Out and What to Do Next

    While the tragic challenge of gun violence is hardly new, and activism around the topic, primarily led by People of Color, has been organized for generations, the attention and momentum given to the issue in the wake of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting a few months ago is unprecedented. Rallies, marches, media attention, fundraising, and policy changes by large companies are among the ways in which the nation has mobilized in support of the young people fed up with “thoughts and prayers,” and advocating for tangible, intersectional change.

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