• NFTY Teens Learn about Racial Injustice in the Housing Market

    As three white, upper-middle class girls from well-off communities in the United States, we have had the privilege of never having experienced racial injustice firsthand. However, we have learned about the economic injustice based on race that people all over this country experience.

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  • NFTY Wears Orange 2017

    On June 2, 2017, NFTYites from all over the country wore orange in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. End gun violence with us at nfty.

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  • NFTY Continues Standing Against Gun Violence – Wear Orange Day 2017

    As we approach the third annual Gun Violence Awareness Day in the United States, NFTY will once again be “Wearing Orange” on June 2nd. Two years ago, NFTY, the Religious Action Center (RAC), and the URJ became founding partners of Everytown for Gun Safety’s “Wear Orange Day”.

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  • Social Issues are Jewish issues

    Earlier this week, I posted on social media pictures of two women I met while exploring Chicago before attending NFTY Convention 2017. I included the following text:.

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  • The Past, Present, and Future of Racial Justice

    Recognizing past successes, current struggles, and future possibilities regarding racial equality in the United States, NFTY is proud to be formally launching our movement’s Racial Justice Campaign during NFTY Convention 2017.

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  • Making a Difference in DC: The Social Action Leadership Trip

    SALT (The Social Action Leadership Trip) is a NFTY North American event which allows teens who represent their NFTY region, through Social Action, to travel to DC and work with the RAC to further their leadership and advocacy skills.

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  • NFTY-STR: Ice Cubes and Rocks

    This past Wednesday, September 3, SchZFTY (Congregation Schaarai Zedek's temple youth group) hosted their first open house, a forum for our teens to simply hang out and get to know one another on a much more personal level. As decided by our youth advisor, Lindsey Morgan, and myself, at each open house of the 2014-2015 year, SchZFTYites will have the unique opportunity to participate in a 30 to 45 minute program addressing a social action theme correlating to either NFTY-STR SAVP (Social Action Vice President) Noah Baker's Monthly Mitzvah Theme, or a congregation-wide tzedakah theme.

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  • NFTY Alumni Combat Gender Violence in America

    Sunday began an international campaign called 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. NFTY-CAR Alumni Ari Lorge and Sari Lipsett have taken on this issue in an important and active way.

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  • Wrap-Up and Reflection of Health Awareness Week

    This week was Mental Illness Awareness Week, an event that is held annually by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Since this year our action theme is Refuat Hanefesh: NFTY addresses mental health, it only made sense for us to spread awareness in the spirit of NAMI.

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  • Stress and High School

    Whether you live in the city, somewhere rural, go to a public, or private high school, high school is stressful. It is inevitable that we will all reach a time in our lives when we have so many (mostly wonderful) life choices to make that it can become stressful.

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