• Why Do I Care? -Mental Health Awareness Week

    Why do I care so much about the NFTY action theme R'Fuat Hanefesh - Caring for the Soul: NFTY Addresses Mental Health. Sure I’m a social worker and that’s what my training is in, but why do I really care?.

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  • Mental Health Awareness Week and NFTY

    This year’s action theme, “R'Fuat HaNefesh- Caring for the Soul: NFTY Addresses Mental Health” can be a little tricky to navigate. This may be attributed to the fact that we know very little about the topic of mental health, and even less about what it means to take action accordingly.

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  • NFTY-NO: Genocide in the Modern World

    By Lillie Benowitz, NFTY-Northern Social Action Vice-President What is genocide. “The United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines and of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: (a)    Killing members of the group.

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  • The Social Action Spring Break

    Being immersed into a brand new environment with people you don’t really know beyond name and where they’re from. Not being sure of what is going on around you, but going with the flow, along for the ride.

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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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  • NFTY-SW: Highlights of Social Action Weekend 2012

    What suits the theme of Social Action Weekend better than the idea of Pay It Forward. How about over 140 passionate, dedicated teens who love spending their time with each other and helping the community.

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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-PAR: The Power of Social Justice Projects

    WINSTY has been my favorite event since my freshmen year. It is NFTY-PAR’s social action event; during this, PARites go out into various communities and participate in a variety of social action projects.

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  • NFTY-NO: Take Action on the Environment

    When buying anything, whether it be a new NFTY t-shirt or a bag of chips to share with your friends on the way to Kallah, be aware of where that product came from. With every purchase that you make, you also send a message to the company produces it that you are in support of that product, the materials that go into it and how it is made.

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