• 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-STR: TYGs Come Together for Big Event

    Our goal was to be inclusive and welcoming to all who wished to participate. With over 60 Jewish teens, we were successful.

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  • NFTY-STR: Reflecting on Nashir

    Nashir, a song leading workshop for Jewish teenagers all across North America, takes place three times a year, and I’m still trying to comprehend the intensity of the programming and the close bonds I formed over an extremely short period of time.

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  • NFTY-STR: Mitzvah Week

    What did you do for NFTY Mitzvah day. When we arrived to Fort Wilderness for our weekend camping and mitzvah trip, there was a sense of competition.

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  • NFTY-STR: Giving Thanks and Giving Back

    It is a cool, sunny Thanksgiving morning and waking up is the best feeling of all. Family is home, the turkey is in the oven, and everything seems perfect.

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  • The Magic of Camp Jenny

    What happens when two societies collide. What transpires when 108, mostly African-American elementary school students from inner-city Atlanta meet 115 all-white Jewish teenagers from across the southeast at a URJ camp for a weekend.

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  • Camp Jenny: These Kids Will Remember You

    Nearly two weeks ago, Michelle arrived at URJ Camp Coleman for Camp Jenny. She left 4 days later truly believing in the magic of camp.

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  • Making Camp Jenny My Legacy

    NFTY-STR's SAVP, Adam, shares the impact Camp Jenny has had on him and how he wants to leave a legacy of caring at camp.

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  • NFTY-STR: Shabbat with Rabbi Rick Jacobs

    Walking into PARTY’s BART Shabbat event last Friday, I had no idea what to expect. Little did I know, I was about to witness the coming-together of seven Broward Country reform congregations in food, in song, in prayer, and in welcoming a very special guest.

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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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