• Why I Testified for Teen Mental Health Services

    To save one life is to save the world, and I am lucky enough to work for an organization that not only uses this idea in its teachings, but also in its actions. The URJ, NFTY, and the RAC have supported me and the NFTY Missouri Valley teens in teaching their peers about mental health in order to eliminate stigma, recognize warning signs, and practice healthy coping skills.

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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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  • Two regions, one community: The power of multi-regional events

    Any NFTYite can tell you there is nothing more exciting than reuniting with your friends. There is something special about the jittery feeling in the pit of your stomach as you leave your regular routine of school to escape for 48 hours with your closest friends.

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  • How To Make My Successor Better Than Me – The Importance of Building Relationships

    Over President’s Day Weekend, 150 jewish teen leaders from across North America came together for an unforgettable weekend at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) for NFTY Veida, NFTY’s biennial business meeting. .

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  • The Climb

    “There’s always gonna be another mountain. I’m always gonna wanna make it move.

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  • NFTY-MV: SNAP Reflection

    Eating on $4 a day not only helped me to appreciate the constant struggle of those facing food uncertainty, but also served as a reminder. While I can go back to a normal diet after finishing the week, so many other people do not have that option.

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  • NFTY-MV: “Do Not Stand Idly By”

    At Winter Chavurah, Regional Board worked with Jonah Freelander, the Assistant Director of Mitzvah Corps, to run a program based on the teaching “Do not stand idly by while your neighbor’s blood is shed.” (Lev. 19:16).

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  • Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof

    My name is Ethan Stone, I am the President of NFTY Missouri Valley, and while I write to represent NFTY Missouri Valley, the views expressed here are my own. I just now got off the “Unpacking Race Relations in the United States” webinar run by NFTY.

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  • MVP Monday: Finding Opportunities for Leadership

    NFTY Leadership is a great experience that few get the opportunity to enjoy. We have both been blessed with the privilege of being a part of our respective regional boards; however, there are moments where everyone has the chance to shine as a leader.

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  • NFTY TBT: MV SLIID and SoCal Fall

    NFTY events are back. Check out the awesome fun going on at NFTY-MV SLIID Fall Kallah and SoCal Fall Kallah this past weekend!.

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