• What to Expect in 2022-23 – A Synagogue Leaders Guide

    The NFTY that teens and adult partners are building together now is a movement that centers youth leadership, reflects the values, interests, and aspirations of teens and their peers, partners with Reform synagogues and like-minded communities, welcomes alumni/volunteers to be adult allies, and creates a vibrant and powerful youth community where all can experience wholeness,.

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  • Observing Memorial Day the URJ Camp Way

    By Jamie Mafdali NFTY-STR youth professional; Youth Director at Temple Dor Dorim When some people think of Memorial Day they think of beaches, barbecues, and mattress sales. Others think of the men and women who lost their lives in service of this great country.

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  • NFTY Alumni: It’s Not Too Late to Make a Difference on Campus

    The end of the academic year is upon us, but that doesn’t mean campus programming and engagement has to come to a halt. NFTY Alum Alex McKeen, Ithaca College class of 2017, shares some ideas you can bring to your campus.

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  • Not Four Years but Forever

    School’s out for summer… or at least Hebrew school is. My son Lathan, while waiting to graduate secular high school at the end of June, officially completed 13 years (including kindergarten) of Hebrew school, which he lovingly refers to as “Jew school.” In those 13 years, Lathan has seen countless changes in our synagogue’s staffing and structure, including the merger of our congregation with another.

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