• 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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  • 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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  • We Can Do It

    “How does it feel to be a teen at the URJ Biennial?” The tell-tale green strip at the bottom of my name tag that reads “High School Attendee” evokes this question from most adults I find myself engaged in conversation with. As I give my typical response about how wonderful it is to be surrounded by 5,000 people that are passionate about Reform Judaism and to be able to fully participate in programs with these 5,000 people, the adult I am speaking with typically nods politely and moves the conversation away from the particular subject matter.

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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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  • #ThrowbackThursday: NEL, NAR, NE, NW, SO, OV, PAR, SAR Fall!

    Eight, count 'em, EIGHT NFTY regions celebrated fall events this weekend, the most so far in one weekend this year. You will not want to miss out on the fun!.

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  • NFTY-NEL: Standing Resolute

    NFTY-NEL has the ability to change the world. Since I joined NFTY over a year ago, this sentence has been said to me time and time again, but for a long time it seemed as if it was more of a dream than a reality.

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  • NFTY-NEL: Derech Atid 2014, An Event of Firsts

    Every year, NFTY NEL brings together the leaders of the region for a weekend full of leadership training, learning, singing, dancing, and of course, AsehFUN at an event we like to call Derech Atid.

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  • NFTY-NEL: My First Event

    Going to my first NFTY-NEL event was, for lack of better words, an interesting affair. When it started, I was on the outside of the social circle that is NEL, but by the end, I too was heartbroken to leave the event and the friends that I had made.

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  • NFTY-NEL: Learning To Save The World and Inspire Others

    When people ask me what I want to be when I grow up, I tell them I am going to save the world. Their responses vary, but I am confident I will do just that because I have a pretty good foundation, thanks to both NFTY- NEL and URJ Camp George.

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  • How NFTY Influenced My Commitment as a Reform Jew

    Now it is for those of my generation to say to each of you – that the future is with you. Words from Mark Anshan, former NFTY President and alumni of NFTY-NEL, as he looks back on how NFTY shaped his life.

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