• 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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    Be Inspired! Reform Jewish Teens Take Action

    URJ congregations, camps, and NFTY programs offer a safe and familiar environment in which to explore Reform Jewish values. Living those values in the world is more challenging, and requires courage, perseverance, and resilience in the face of setbacks and disappointment.

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  • Gracie Silverstein

    How I’m Taking Action After Pittsburgh (Even Though I’m Not Old Enough to Vote)

    I believe that we are Stronger than Hate. If you do, too, and want to wear a necklace like the ones my friends and my communities are wearing, I hope you’ll order one and join me in channeling passion into action.

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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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  • Join NFTY & Fight for Immigration Justice

    As a movement, NFTY is deeply rooted in the belief that, together, we can create a kehilah kedosha, a holy community, as stated in our 13 principles. We care for one another, we hold ourselves accountable for creating a more just world, and we love with every fiber of our beings.

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  • 5 Ways to Get Your Students Involved in the Civic Engagement Campaign

    I was eight years old the first time I went into the voting booth. My family had just moved to a new town.

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  • News from NFTY: Spring 2018

    April was an exciting month for NFTY, and we want to share some of the important work and engagement that took place throughout the month. Thank you for your help in making this happen.

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  • Deciding to Walk Out and What to Do Next

    While the tragic challenge of gun violence is hardly new, and activism around the topic, primarily led by People of Color, has been organized for generations, the attention and momentum given to the issue in the wake of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting a few months ago is unprecedented. Rallies, marches, media attention, fundraising, and policy changes by large companies are among the ways in which the nation has mobilized in support of the young people fed up with “thoughts and prayers,” and advocating for tangible, intersectional change.

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  • NFTY Addresses Student on Student Sexual Violence: Join the Effort

    Count 98 seconds. That is the amount of time between one sexual assault and another in the United States alone.

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  • 70 Jewish Teens on A Bus

    I got on a bus filled with Jewish teens from all different branches of Judaism, most of whom I hardly knew, and traveled a total of 44 hours to DC and back. Why would an anxious introvert like me do something so extreme.

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