• NFTY Addresses Student on Student Sexual Violence: Join the Effort

    Count 98 seconds. That is the amount of time between one sexual assault and another in the United States alone.

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  • Turning Words into Action through NFTY’s Sexual Violence Prevention Campaign

    In this past year, NFTY and the URJ have begun turning words into action by passing  two resolutions on sexual violence prevention: the URJ Resolution on Student on Student Sexual Violence in Schools, and the Resolution Affirming NFTY’s Stance on Preventing Sexual Violence.

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  • Let’s Commit to Ending Sexual Violence

    Since 2001, April has been recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year, the Reform movement has asserted its position as a leader in sexual violence prevention work with the unanimous passing of NFTY’s Resolution Affirming Stance on Preventing Sexual Violence and the URJ’s Resolution on Student on Student Sexual Violence in Schools (co-sponsored by NFTY).

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  • Justice, Justice we Shall Pursue

    For the month of March, the Reform Movement is calling on clergy across America to welcome their teens onto the bimah to share with your congregation the work that they are doing towards gun violence prevention. In hundreds of synagogues, let's have #TeensTaketheBimah to share why this issue matters, and how adults can support them in this work.

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  • NFTY Teens Made History in Tallahassee – We’re Not Done Yet

    I hope you saw the news stories about buses of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, making their way to Florida’s Capitol to plead with their legislators about preventing gun violence. For the past 24 hours, the Parkland Reform Jewish community made me one of their own and welcomed me onto their own bus to Tallahassee.

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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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  • A Weekend of Action at NFTY Texas-Oklahoma Region’s Na’aseh V’Nishma

    I have always held the belief that NFTY is more than a few weekends a year spent with close friends. While that has been a crucial part of many people’s experience (including mine), what I experienced in NFTY-TOR this past weekend put an image to the notion of something deeper that underlies our movement.

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  • NFTY Condemns Violent Gun Massacre in Texas

    Once again, death tolls have inserted themselves into our nation's headlines in wake of Sunday's mass shooting in Texas. With the full and united power of our movement, NFTY sends our prayers and commitment of action to the families of the victims and Sutherland Springs, Texas, as they attempt to cope with the senseless thievery of their beloveds' lives — a theft that was made all too easy by nearly unchecked access to firearms.

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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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