• Joining with DREAMers for a Better Future

    Until last week, I was nearly oblivious to the challenge of some 11 million people face each and every day regarding their immigration status. In my mind, it was black and white- those who live in this USA legally, and those who do not.

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  • Guiding NFTY’s Future

    Evan Traylor, NFTY's Immediate Past President, examines the incredible journey NFTY has been on over the last 74 years and discusses his hopes and thoughts for the new year and new North American Board.

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  • Pride and Joy in NFTY as Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

    Just four days after the NFTY General Assembly unanimously reaffirmed NFTY’s support of same sex marriage, the Supreme Court deems DOMA unconstitutional. This ruling is both bold and overdue in the eyes of NFTY teen leaders.

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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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  • NFTY SAR Winter Regionals: SAR Wars

    A mere 3 days after I returned home from the Netzer Olami Veida in Jerusalem, I again packed my bags to travel to Atlanta for NFTY-SAR’s Winter Regionals. After my amazing experiences with NFTY-GER at their New Member Kallah this past October, I entered Winter Regionals extremely excited to meet new NFTYites, see URJ Kutz Camp alumni, and experience NFTY in a new community.

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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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  • 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 President’s Address to URJ Board

    Good morning. Thank you to Steve Sacks, Rabbi Jacobs and all of you for inviting me to speak this morning.

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  • Seize Your Moment in Judaism

    Each of us has a Jewish journey full of experiences, people, and moments that have affected and changed our perception and connection to Judaism. While some of these may have been more enjoyable or memorable than others, the collection of Jewish experiences and moments in each of our lives have changed us and Reform Judaism as a whole.

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