• Nitzavim & Vayelech: A D’var Torah

    This week’s torah portion is actually a double portion – we read both Nitzavim and Vayelech. This is partly because all of the Torah portions don’t fit in a lunar year (there are 54 torah portions and only 50 weeks in a lunar calendar), and partly because these two portions flow into each other almost seamlessly as the Torah begins to wrap up.

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  • How NFTY Convention Changed Me

    By Marlana Fireman, NFTY-OV Religious & Cultural Vice President I recently embarked on the trip of a lifetime. As cliche as it sounds, it’s true.

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  • NFTY Veida and The North American Board-Elect

    Check out highlights from NFTY’s recent mid-year board meeting (NFTY Veida) at NFTY Convention in Los Angeles, CA. Meet the North American Board-Elect and take a look at other business from Veida.

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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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  • Melissa’s D’var Torah: Judges and Justice

    NFTY leaders from the Chicago Area, Michigan, Missouri Valley, Northeast Lakes, Northern, and Ohio Valley regions collaborated at Goldman Union Camp Institute in Zionsville, IN, for the inaugural Midwest Mash-up Leadership Boot Camp event. Melissa Frey, director of Kutz Camp and associate director of NFTY, delivered the d’var torah based on parasha Shoftim.

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