• Why Do I Care? -Mental Health Awareness Week

    Why do I care so much about the NFTY action theme R'Fuat Hanefesh - Caring for the Soul: NFTY Addresses Mental Health. Sure I’m a social worker and that’s what my training is in, but why do I really care?.

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  • Marlee’s Jewish Journey

    At a young age, I had a craving for knowledge. It was the fuel on which I fed.

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  • NFTY, a Foundation for Your Life

    As the school year comes to an end, there are hundreds of NFTYites who will be graduating and taking their Judaic leadership to the next big thing. Whether that is Hillel at a University campus, some form of religious education or forming one’s own religious identity, there will most definitely be a transition period.

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  • Leading Beyond our Terms

    One of my favorite characters in Jewish history is Yitzhak Rabin. In our entire history, we have never gotten closer to peace between Israel and Palestine as we were during his time as Prime Minister.

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  • NFTY Veida D’var Torah

    This D’var Torah was presented by Austin Zoot, NFTY Religious & Cultural Vice-President, during NFTY’s Veida at the URJ Henry S. Jacobs camp in February.

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  • NFTY Mid-Year Board Meeting Update

    On behalf of the NFTY Board and staff, we are delighted to share highlights from NFTY’s recent mid-year board meeting (NFTY Veida) at Henry S Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS. .

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  • NFTY-OV Study Kallah: Prayer and Perspective

    Alongside all of the standard Winter Kallaot, Junior Youth Group retreats, and Social Action weekends, one event particularly piqued my interest. Ohio Valley hosts a Study Kallah every year at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion at their campus in Cincinnati.

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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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