• Musical Haggadah: Israeli Music Retells the Story of Our Exodus

    By Yehudit Werchow, URJ Central Shlicha . riginally posted on the Union for Reform Judaism blog “וַאֲפִילוּ כֻּלָּנוּ חֲכָמִים כֻּלָּנוּ נְבוֹנִים / כֻּלָּנוּ יוֹדְעִים אֶת הַתּוֹרָה / מִצְוָה עָלֵינוּ לְסַפֵּר בִּיצִיאַת מִצְרָיִם” “Even though all of us are wise, understanding and knowing of the Torah, we are still obligated to tell the story of our Exodus.

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  • Who’s rating what is happening in real time?

    Bully, the movie, which is to open on March 30, is a stark portrayal of bullying that crosses ethnic, socio-economic, and gender lines. It is a documentary that followed the lives of several pre-teens and teens who had been victims of bullying from 2009-2010.

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  • NFTY Veida Board Report

    By Avra Bossov, NFTY Social Action Vice-President People. Pathways.

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  • Love in the Movement: I Found My Wife in Warwick

    In 2004, I was invited to serve as Visiting Faculty at the Kutz Camp, the first TYG advisor to teach the TYG major track. Little did I know that returning to Kutz, my home for four summers in the 1980s, would result in the biggest changes in my life .

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  • NFTY-MARite blogs about Invisible Children Campaign

    Invisible Children, the non-profit organization that aims to educate the world about the longest-running armed conflict in Africa, is back in the news after their powerful new documentary film about Joseph Kony has gone viral. While many people are just learning about this important organization, Invisible Children is no stranger to NFTY.

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  • NFTY Mid-Year Board Meeting Update

    On behalf of the NFTY Board and staff, we are delighted to share highlights from NFTY’s recent mid-year board meeting (NFTY Veida) at Henry S Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS. .

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  • Israel: From a Cerebral to an Emotional Connection

    Until two weeks ago, I was a Jewish Youth Worker who had never been to Israel. It’s not that I didn’t want to go – between college, jobs over college vacations and working at camp in the summers, finding 10 days to cut myself off from the world and head to Israel just felt impossible.

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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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  • A NFTY Experience Thanks to WRJ

    In 3 unbelievably short years I have transformed from an awkward, boring high school sophomore with few goals and not a lot tying me down to a confident, driven, passionate, inspired young man with a much stronger idea of who he is and what he wants to do with his life. And I have NFTY to thank for everything.

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  • NFTY Staff Does Israel!

    Follow along as members of the NFTY staff participate in a Kesher Birthright trip to Israel!.

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