• WUPJ: Catalyzing Global Progressive Jewish Citizenship

    In a world that is increasingly more global and interconnected, the value and importance of a global progressive Jewish movement is more important than ever. The World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) is the international umbrella organization for reform, progressive, liberal, and reconstructionist communities around the world, spanning 50 countries, and representing nearly two million individuals.

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  • Let’s Commit to Ending Sexual Violence

    Since 2001, April has been recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year, the Reform movement has asserted its position as a leader in sexual violence prevention work with the unanimous passing of NFTY’s Resolution Affirming Stance on Preventing Sexual Violence and the URJ’s Resolution on Student on Student Sexual Violence in Schools (co-sponsored by NFTY).

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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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  • NFTY Condemns Violent Gun Massacre in Texas

    Once again, death tolls have inserted themselves into our nation's headlines in wake of Sunday's mass shooting in Texas. With the full and united power of our movement, NFTY sends our prayers and commitment of action to the families of the victims and Sutherland Springs, Texas, as they attempt to cope with the senseless thievery of their beloveds' lives — a theft that was made all too easy by nearly unchecked access to firearms.

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  • NFTY North American Board’s Response to Charlottesville

    The NFTY North American board strongly condemns the xenophobic, racist, antisemitic, and islamophobic nature of the white supremacist, Neo-Nazi demonstration that occurred on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. We additionally extend our condolences to the family of Heather Heyer, a counter-protester who was murdered during the clashes.

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  • A D’var from the Incoming NFTY President

    Following Zachary’s election to serve as the next NFTY President, his rabbi reached out to him to have a celebratory Shabbat service for the special occasion. He was asked to write the D’var for the service.

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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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  • View the 2017-2018 NFTY North American Board Candidates

    At this year's NFTY Asefah, held the day before NFTY Convention 2017 in Chicago, NFTY will elect the 2017-2018 North American Board. These newly-elected leaders will begin their terms in June and commit themselves to an additional year of serving the movement.

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  • The Past, Present, and Future of Racial Justice

    Recognizing past successes, current struggles, and future possibilities regarding racial equality in the United States, NFTY is proud to be formally launching our movement’s Racial Justice Campaign during NFTY Convention 2017.

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  • 2017-2018 North American Board Elections Packet

    Teen leadership is one of the highest priorities within NFTY. There are many opportunities, on local, regional and North American levels, to be involved in peer-to-peer and adult-teen leadership experiences.

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