• How You Can Get Involved in the 2020 Election

    By Jessica Becker, NFTY Social Action Vice President Sign-up today for the virtual town hall launch of Every Voice, Every Vote: The Reform Movement’s 2020 Civic Engagement Campaign. As a child, my father and I would go to St.

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  • 2020-2021 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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  • Statement from NFTY in Response to the Deadly Shooting at Chabad of Poway

    On the last night of Passover and six months after the tragedy of the Tree of Life Synagogue, news of a shooting at a Chabad in San Diego shook our movement. The shooting claimed one life and injured several: one injured was under the age of 18.

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  • NFTY Stands with the Women

    Yesterday, a New York Times article was released called, “Michael Steinhardt, a Leader in Jewish Philanthropy, Is Accused of a Pattern of Sexual Harassment.” As members of the Reform Jewish community, fiercely committed to the fight against sexual violence, this news is jarring. The women quoted in this article are our teachers and our leaders,.

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  • This is Our Work

    My own social justice journey largely began my freshman year of high school, as a member of NFTY’s Southern Tropical Region. The summer of 2015, as a participant at a Union for Reform Judaism summer camp, I sat in the lobby at camp and watched President Obama give the eulogy at Reverend Clementa Pinckney's funeral.

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  • This is Our Fight: What’s Next for NFTY’s Gun Violence Prevention Efforts

    By Jess Becker and Zoe Terner A year ago this March, our lives changed forever. We marched on Capitol Hill, we walked out of our schools, we demanded that our representatives listen.

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  • “We’re Not Just Teens, We’re Changemakers”

    On Wednesday, March 13, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, met with the NFTY Social Action Vice President-elect Jess Becker to discuss their shared visions for the Reform Movement's commitment to social justice. Their conversation - which covered gun violence prevention advocacy, the power of the youth vote, the Torah's teachings on pursuing justice, and more - highlights the power of the adult-teen partnership.

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  • Meet the 2019-20 NFTY North American Board Candidates

    We're excited to share the candidates for the NFTY North American board 2019-2020, who will be elected at #NFTYConvention in a couple of weeks. Learn more about each NFTYite.

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  • What You Need to Know About Title IX, and How You Can Help Protect It

    Every day, we are protected by rules and guidelines that we may not even know exist. For many of us in high school and college, Title IX, an act that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in public education, affects our daily lives.

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  • Now is the time to show up, together.

    As members of NFTY, we know so personally what it means to grow up in a synagogue. We’ve sung Oseh Shalom on a Friday night, swaying back and forth with our arms around new friends; we’ve danced at late-night Saturday night socials in temple social halls; we’ve slept curled up in sleeping bags at youth group shul-ins; we’ve read the Torah for the first time with shaky knees and wobbly voices at our home congregations.

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