• NFTY TOR: Big State, Louder Voices

    Everything really is bigger in Texas: the Whataburger drinks, the spiders, the attitudes, the campfires (one of which literally lit up the sky Saturday night), the weather, the list I made after visiting NFTY TOR (Texas Oklahoma Region).

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  • NFTY SAR: The Place I Needed to Be

    This past weekend, NFTY SAR (Southern Area Region) welcomed me into their community with open arms. Following the Pittsburgh shooting, I was scared.

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  • Gracie Silverstein

    How I’m Taking Action After Pittsburgh (Even Though I’m Not Old Enough to Vote)

    I believe that we are Stronger than Hate. If you do, too, and want to wear a necklace like the ones my friends and my communities are wearing, I hope you’ll order one and join me in channeling passion into action.

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  • Discovering the Power of Love in NFTY Central West Region

    The “region of love” welcomed me warmly this weekend at their first event of the year, C-Dub Smash. NFTY CWR, for those who are unaware, is in their second year away from home, following the Bay Area fires that destroyed Camp Newman’s physical property last year.

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  • Now is the time to show up, together.

    As members of NFTY, we know so personally what it means to grow up in a synagogue. We’ve sung Oseh Shalom on a Friday night, swaying back and forth with our arms around new friends; we’ve danced at late-night Saturday night socials in temple social halls; we’ve slept curled up in sleeping bags at youth group shul-ins; we’ve read the Torah for the first time with shaky knees and wobbly voices at our home congregations.

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  • 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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