• 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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  • On Being Intelligently Pro-Israel

    This past week I spent four days in Washington, DC, attending the 2017 AIPAC Policy Conference. As a Reform Jew and a liberal young adult, I tend to struggle with some of the ideas that AIPAC embraces.

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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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  • Coalition of Jewish Teens Statement on a Changing World

    We are inspired to assemble as NFTY, USY, NCSY, BBYO, and Young Judaea, united under the shared goal of providing teens with meaningful Jewish experiences. We, the peer-elected leadership of national and global Jewish youth movements, representing tens of thousands of Jewish teens, are observing the traditions and evolution of American democracy closely.

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  • I Want to Know: Are Guns Allowed on Campus?

    When looking at colleges, I looked at factors like the school’s scholarships, study abroad opportunities, Hillel atmosphere, and many other features as I tried to find my perfect fit. However, in a day in age where we often hear about shootings on college campuses, my friends and I found that we have to consider school’s safety policies that aim to keep students safe, policies like campus carry laws.

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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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  • NFTY’s Response to the 2016 Presidential Election

    This last week, the United States held an important election. Win or lose, happy or sad, excited, nervous or indifferent, our country is divided.

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  • 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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