• Progress and Benchmarks

    Throughout Jewish life there are many benchmarks. Some are optional, and some come with tradition.

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  • Jacob’s NFTY Journey

    My first NFTY event was at a temple in Boca Raton, FL, which, coincidentally, was actually where my final NFTY event in the Southern Tropical Region was. It's funny how things come full circle.

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  • NFTY, a Foundation for Your Life

    As the school year comes to an end, there are hundreds of NFTYites who will be graduating and taking their Judaic leadership to the next big thing. Whether that is Hillel at a University campus, some form of religious education or forming one’s own religious identity, there will most definitely be a transition period.

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  • Leading Beyond our Terms

    One of my favorite characters in Jewish history is Yitzhak Rabin. In our entire history, we have never gotten closer to peace between Israel and Palestine as we were during his time as Prime Minister.

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  • NFTY Veida D’var Torah

    This D’var Torah was presented by Austin Zoot, NFTY Religious & Cultural Vice-President, during NFTY’s Veida at the URJ Henry S. Jacobs camp in February.

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  • NFTY-OV Study Kallah: Prayer and Perspective

    Alongside all of the standard Winter Kallaot, Junior Youth Group retreats, and Social Action weekends, one event particularly piqued my interest. Ohio Valley hosts a Study Kallah every year at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion at their campus in Cincinnati.

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  • NFTY Goes to Netzer Veida: MLK Day at Har Hertzl

    As the sun was dawning on Martin Luther King Jr. day in the United States, the Netzer Veida delegates were engaged in a tour of Mount Herzl and the Herzl Museum in Jerusalem.

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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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  • NFTY Goes to Netzer Veida: The Trip

    Within a 20 hour travel day, I crossed the ocean, covered three continents, and traveled over 6,200 miles to travel from Indianapolis to Tel Aviv. We traveled to experience Netzer Olami’s Veida, which will happen throughout next week.

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  • NFTY Regions: 19 Lights Among the Nation

    NFTY RCVP Austin Zoot Travelled to Vashon Island, Washington for the NFTY-Northwest Fall Kallah. Here he recounts the warmth, compassion, and community he felt while at the event, and discusses lessons learned from the event.

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