• NFTY-SW: An Action-Packed Social Action Weekend

    Recently, NFTY-SWites spent their Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend helping the community for NFTY Southwest's Social Action Weekend.

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  • NFTY-SW: NFTY From a Parent’s View

    I have two sons in NFTY -- Clay is a senior, and Kenny is a junior. With Social Action Weekend 2013 now history and Clay in his senior year, it feels quite bittersweet.

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  • NFTY-SW: All in a Smile

    Ever since I was a little girl, people have complimented my smile. I got paper plate awards at camp which said “most likely to always be smiling.” One of my friends mom’s called me Smiley until I was almost twelve years old.

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  • NFTY-SW: Discussing Teenage Suicide

    At NFTY-SW’s Fall Kallah, we tackled a tough issue—the reality of suicide, and suicide prevention. We met in groups and discussed our flaws and our attributes, what makes us happy and what makes us less happy, how we deal with joy, and how we deal with pain—and after this, we did something else; we wrote on sticky notes.

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  • NFTY-SW: Howl Newsletter December 2012

    NFTY Southwest reports in on an eventful December in their region. Take a look at their newsletter to see a what's been happening lately.

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  • NFTY-NAR: S.S. I Don’t Even Go Here

    Being able to walk in a community and feel so at home really says something. On Thursday, October 25th, after three planes, some birds in the way, hour-long delays and a detour in Chicago, I was able to experience this first hand.

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  • NFTY-SW: NFTY/BBYO Hanukkah Party Recap

    This past summer, I was lucky enough to attend the URJ Kutz Camp and on one of the days, BBYO International Kallah and NFTY’s summer home participated in a very large Maccabiah that brought the two organizations together for the first time for me.

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  • NFTY-SW: Parshat Toldot

    The word “Toldot” has many meanings, such as offspring, birth, or generations. This story is one about the rivalry of two brothers: Jacob and Esau.

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  • NFTY-SW: Wooden Ships

    It was Friday night and we had all gone to services, had dinner, and danced around the room as Taylor Wachman, the head song leader, played his guitar. It seemed as if our eagerness for Fall Kallah was weeks ago, and now we hoped that Sunday would never come.

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  • NFTY-SW: Highlights of Fall Kallah 2012

    After a long afternoon of flights, train rides, and bus rides leading late into the night, NFTY-SW got moving at Fall Kallah. Head songleader Taylor Wachman led a short siyyum in the chilly night air and we began anew.

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