• 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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  • Young and Involved: My son’s NFTY Journey

    "I’d like to go to NFTY convention." So says my sixteen year old son in anticipation of February 2013 in Los Angeles, California. In these few words he reflects the depth of his involvement with all things Jewish –especially Jewish youth.

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  • NFTY: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    By Ellen Wagner Imagine you are a twenty-something newlywed with a full time job, busy making a life in a new city. A local Reform synagogue approaches you and your spouse with a plea for help.

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  • Mechina is upon us. Wait, what is Mechina?

    Over one hundred regional board members have descended upon the URJ Kutz Camp for Mechina 5772. This event is an important beginning for the teen leaders comprising the regional and North American board.

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  • Multiracial Jews Moving Beyond Isolation

    Check out this interesting article from The Jewish Week about the multiracial Jewish community and how April Baskin, president of the Jewish Multiracial Network and NFTY alumna, is working to create a welcoming community for Jews of all races. Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Julie Wiener Associate Editor When Rabbi/Cantor Angela Buchdahl was growing up — the.

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  • NFTY-NO: Songleading is Life

    By Michael Sobin, former NFTY-NO RCVP and President One of the greatest lessons I learned as a member of NFTY came from the Aaron Burton Guide to Successful Regional Boards: Song sessions can tell you everything about a person. Songleading has given me confidence, leadership, and a plethora of other skills I could not have.

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  • Progress in Israel for the Reform Community

    This past week I read with an optimistic sense of progress – as did so many NFTYites – that the Israeli Supreme Court and Attorney General had ruled to recognize Miri Gold.

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  • Celebrating Subie Banaszynski, Our New NFTY Director

    Over the past 6 years Subie Banaszynski has served the Reform movement in a variety of roles with NFTY. In each role, she has brought with her an unparalleled enthusiasm for and commitment to Reform Judaism and our youth.

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  • How Will the Campaign for Youth Engagement Affect Me?

    Eighty percent of post-b'nai mitzvah teens are not engaged whatsoever in Jewish life – and this is why the Campaign for Youth Engagement was launched, to reverse this trend.

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  • You Don’t Need a Title to be a Songleader

    By the time I came home from my first summer in the songleading major at the URJ Kutz Camp in 2007, I knew that I had found my passion in songleading – songleading and Jewish music had become as important to me as the air I breathe.

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