• 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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  • Opening Netzer Olami Veida in Israel

    As we started to descend from our eleven-hour plane ride, it was getting increasingly clearer to the passengers around me that this was my first trip to Israel. Perhaps it was because I looked out the window and loudly exclaimed.

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  • The Ideology of Netzer Veida

    “It’s only been three days and we’re already such good friends!” I’ve heard NFTYites make this excited claim at the end of almost every NFTY event I’ve been to for the past five years and Netzer Veida Olamit is no different.

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  • Kol Netzer: Netzer Olami International Magazine

    Each year, leaders from all of the Progressive Jewish youth movements from all around the world come together in Jerusalem to engage in thoughtful idea sharing, Jewish learning, and great collaboration at the Netzer Olami Veida.

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  • Reflections on Netzer Olami

    From January 6-12, representatives from 11 countries descended upon Jerusalem to engage in thoughtful sharing, learning, and collaboration as a part of the Netzer Olami Veida. Although we all came from different Jewish backgrounds and lifestyles, we all united as leaders in Netzer Olami to share and appreciate these differences and discover common ground as the Progressive Jewish youth of the world.

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  • My First Moments in Israel

    As the captain of our US Airways flight asked us to take our seats for the last half hour of our flight, I started to realize that I was actually going to be touching down in Israel soon. It would mean that I would finally be a part of the community that gets to stand when asked "Who in this room has been to Israel?".

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  • NFTY Board at Netzer Veida

    Follow NFTY President Evan Traylor, NFTY Religious & Cultural Vice President Jacob Georginow and NFTY Director of Education Beth Rodin as they venture to Israel for Netzer Olami Veida; the summit of Youth leadership from Reform/Progressive movements throughout the world.

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  • NFTY Goes to Netzer Veida: MLK Day at Har Hertzl

    As the sun was dawning on Martin Luther King Jr. day in the United States, the Netzer Veida delegates were engaged in a tour of Mount Herzl and the Herzl Museum in Jerusalem.

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  • NFTY Goes to Netzer Veida: The Dead Sea!

    A day into the trip and living on very little sleep, I was dozing off by the time we reached Ein Bokek. Best known as a resort district home to the Dead Sea, it was precisely what Austin and I needed to jolt us back into full attentiveness.

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  • Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

    This Shabbat is special for me, because I am spending it with the NFTY President, NFTY Religious and Cultural Vice President, and our NFTY Director of Education and Special Projects in Eilat.

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