• My Journey Through NFTY

    Looking back on my amazing journey through NFTY, there have definitely been some incredible and life-changing moments that have come to define not only my NFTY career, but also some of my favorite memories. These moments define my life in NFTY.

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  • A NFTY Experience Thanks to WRJ

    In 3 unbelievably short years I have transformed from an awkward, boring high school sophomore with few goals and not a lot tying me down to a confident, driven, passionate, inspired young man with a much stronger idea of who he is and what he wants to do with his life. And I have NFTY to thank for everything.

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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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  • Follow the NFTY Board at Netzer Veida!

    Follow along as NFTY President Forrest Yesnes and NFTY Religious and Cultural Vice President Austin Zoot travel to Israel for the Netzer Veida!.

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  • This is My Campaign: The NFTY President Reflects on his Biennial Experiences

    After having the unbelievable privilege of meeting and speaking with President Obama about 30 minutes before he spoke to the URJ Biennial participants, I had a feeling he was going to say something about NFTY.

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  • NFTY-SW Fall Kallah: Community in the Desert

    I would say it took me nearly two years of event attendance and Facebook conversations with its members to become comfortable in NFTY-Northern. So when I packed my bags for my trip to NFTY-Southwest, I wondered how I was to reach that same level of comfort in just four days of being with them.

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  • How the URJ Camps Prepared Me To Be A NFTY Leader, part 5

    Concluding our series on the formative impact that URJ camping had in shaping the leadership of the North American Board, Forrest Yesnes, NFTY President, talks about learning to love Kutz Camp while embracing becoming a Jewish leader.

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  • iTorah: Reflections during the month of Elul

    In his D'var Torah from the first week of Kutz Camp this summer, NFTY's 62nd President, Forrest Yesnes, reflects on the power of controlling your temper and handling frustrating situations with grace.

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