• Finding Differences and Similarities at the AIPAC High School Summit

    In October, I attended the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) High School Summit to represent NFTY along with other leaders from around North America. Before attending the High School Summit, I didn’t know exactly what it would entail.

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  • NFTY North American Board’s Statement on Israel’s Nation-State Law

    We can no longer stand idly by in the face of oppression. We call upon NFTY and the reform Jewish community to voice their critique of Israel, for the sake of true, critical Zionism, and to push Israel back into the sight of our vision for a democratic, pluralistic Jewish state.

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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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  • How to Get Involved in the Progressive Zionist Movement

    In the last two months, what we have always known has become abundantly clear for the rest of the world: organizations and movements are stronger when young people are involved. Across the country, our generation is leading in community organizing, social justice, and political action— we are using our shared values to fight for what we believe by building relationships and taking action.

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  • Finding My Home in Israel at Heller High

    With a churning stomach and a fluttering heart, I said goodbye to my dad at JFK airport in New York the summer of 2013 to attend what was then called NFTY EIE. I was not fully sure what to expect being it was my first time to Israel, let alone out of the country.

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  • Finding my Connection to Israel

    Every time I have a chance to run a program or write a piece for NFTY, my mind immediately jumps to Israel. Not because I want all people to fully support Israel(I don’t always), nor tell people the simple stuff, like whether or not you should get fries on your falafel (which you definitely should).

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  • NFTY North American Board’s Statement on the Attack of Reform Rabbis at the Western Wall

    Last week, a group of 150 Reform Jewish leaders were attacked at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The group included Rabbi Rick Jacobs (Union for Reform Judaism), Gilad Kariv (Reform Movement in Israel), and Anat Hoffman (Israel Religious Action Center and Women of the Wall), alongside the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

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  • On Being Intelligently Pro-Israel

    This past week I spent four days in Washington, DC, attending the 2017 AIPAC Policy Conference. As a Reform Jew and a liberal young adult, I tend to struggle with some of the ideas that AIPAC embraces.

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  • Seven Days, 14 Countries, and an Important Lesson

    “History has its eyes on you.” Whether you’re a Hamilton fan or active on Twitter, you’ve probably seen this quote before. Its message is simple yet profound; actions have real consequences on us and the people around us, both now and in the future.

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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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