• Packing for Home

    My bags are (almost) packed: old gym shoes, a NFTY staff baseball cap, a stack of t-shirts from my six summers at Kutz. I’ve got the pink tallis my grandparents gave me when I became a Bat Mitzvah and, perhaps against my better judgment, a fanny pack.

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  • The Gift of NFTY

    One of my favorite parts of NFTY-NE's December Institute is always the talent show senior auction. In between acts, various seniors will auction themselves off, offering an original song or shopping trip or something like that, and all of the money raised goes to the scholarship fund.

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  • Video: I Believe in Friendship

    My name is Miranda, and I believe in friendship. No, not the cliché, over exaggerated movie recreation of what a friendship should be, but rather a pure, honest form of the word.

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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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  • Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

    This Shabbat is special for me, because I am spending it with the NFTY President, NFTY Religious and Cultural Vice President, and our NFTY Director of Education and Special Projects in Eilat.

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  • NFTY’s SAVP Visits NFTY-NE’s December Institute

    Last week, I traveled to NFTY Northeast’s December Institute at URJ Eisner Camp, where I once again found myself thinking: “This is what it’s all about.”.

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  • Happy New Year!

    New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite nights of the entire year. I love watching the ball drop in Times Square, hearing the fireworks booming in the night sky, and wearing the crazy glasses and hats to ring in the New Year.

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  • Video: Looking back at Biennial

    From the Campaign for Youth Engagement forum to President Obama's speech to our day in Washington, DC, check out our video highlights from the amazing event that was the URJ Biennial. .

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  • This is My Campaign: The NFTY President Reflects on his Biennial Experiences

    After having the unbelievable privilege of meeting and speaking with President Obama about 30 minutes before he spoke to the URJ Biennial participants, I had a feeling he was going to say something about NFTY.

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  • Campaign for Youth Engagement: This is My Campaign

    The last Biennial I attended was in 2007 in San Diego. I did not know what to expect of Biennial and could not imagine just what thousands of Reform Jews looked like.

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