• New Opportunity for Teens: Israel Engagement Committee

    The 2016 race for the United States Presidency has been unlike any other in recent memory. From reproductive rights to minimum wage to the Keystone Pipeline, candidates are taking divisive stances on a wide range of topics.

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  • Why Voicing Your Choice Matters: NFTY’s Response to the 2016 US Presidential Election

    As you may have seen in your American Government textbooks, democracy is a “government by the people, both directly or indirectly, with free and frequent elections.” Therefore, democracies only function when the citizens of democratic nations become educated and involved in their political processes. Political involvement is typically thought of as casting a ballot at the polls, but in actuality, voting is only the tip of the iceberg.

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  • Meet Incoming NFTY President Kathryn Fleisher

    I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve at NFTY President for the upcoming year, as I am deeply invested in the successes of NFTY and the Reform Movement. Having grown up in an interfaith family, I truly understand what it feels like to be on the outside of the Jewish community.

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  • NFTYites Get Excited to Attend AIPAC Policy Conference 2016

    The AIPAC Policy Conference is coming up this weekend (March 20-22), and the NFTYites attending could not be more excited. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a lobbying group that advocates pro-Israel policies to Congress and Executive Branch of the United States.

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  • A Stronger, Vibrant Future for NFTY

    During President’s Day weekend, more than 150 teens from all 19 NFTY regions and 40 staff gathered at the URJ Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) to take part in our NFTY Veida. Traditionally, Veida has been a weekend solely focused on the business aspects of NFTY, including Asefah to introduce resolutions and hear reports and elections for the NFTY North American Board.

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  • NFTY Stands with Israel: A Reflection of November, 2015

    The last months in Israel have been a wave of terror filled with shootings, stabbings, and other acts of intentional and senseless murder. Each night, it seems more families will lose someone they love as this decades old conflict continues to claim the lives of so many.

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  • NFTY Stands with Paris

    NFTY stands in solidarity for the victims, and their families, of the attacks on Paris, last week. While it can be difficult to think and talk about, it is important that we not shy away from it.

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  • NFTY at URJ Biennial 2015

    We are lucky and incredibly excited to have over 120 NFTY teens participating in the URJ Biennial in Orlando this week. Want your post included here.

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  • Thinking About Rabin 20 Years Later

    Israel is no longer a place that dwells alone and has to join the global journey towards peace, reconciliation and international cooperation.

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  • Updates from the NFTY President at the World Zionist Congress Meeting

    From October 15-23, I will be traveling to Israel to participate in the World Zionist Congress (WZC) meeting in Jerusalem. I will serve as a delegate of ARZENU (International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists) representing worldwide progressive Jewry.

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