• Be Your Own Advocate Like Esther: Consent

    The story of Purim found in the Book of Esther recounts acts of bravery committed by a member of a silenced and oppressed group of people. Esther was empowered by her guardian Mordechai to speak to her husband, King Ahasuerus, on behalf of the Jewish people in an effort to save them from their impending destruction orchestrated by the King’s royal vizier, Haman.

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  • NFTY North American Board’s Statement on the Attack of Reform Rabbis at the Western Wall

    Last week, a group of 150 Reform Jewish leaders were attacked at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The group included Rabbi Rick Jacobs (Union for Reform Judaism), Gilad Kariv (Reform Movement in Israel), and Anat Hoffman (Israel Religious Action Center and Women of the Wall), alongside the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

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  • Learn about NFTY Committees (And How to Apply!)

    This year, NFTY’s cabinet was made official through North American legislation at Mechina, and will be playing an ever-more-involved role in the work of our movement, so we’re looking for you to join in and bring committees objectives to life!.

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  • NFTY North American Board’s Response to Charlottesville

    The NFTY North American board strongly condemns the xenophobic, racist, antisemitic, and islamophobic nature of the white supremacist, Neo-Nazi demonstration that occurred on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. We additionally extend our condolences to the family of Heather Heyer, a counter-protester who was murdered during the clashes.

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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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  • 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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  • 2017-2018 North American Board Elections Packet

    Teen leadership is one of the highest priorities within NFTY. There are many opportunities, on local, regional and North American levels, to be involved in peer-to-peer and adult-teen leadership experiences.

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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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  • How NFTY and the Olympics Inspired Each Other to Take Action in the Refugee Crisis

    In an action reminiscent of the unity shown during the Summer Olympics, refugee resettlement will be addressed by Jewish teens all over the world – and NFTY is following suit. At this year’s NFTY Mechina, it was decided that refugee resettlement will be the subject of the NFTY Study Theme for the upcoming year.

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