Welcome to nfty car!
NFTY’s Chicago Area Region (NFTY-CAR) comprises the city of Chicago, the surrounding urban and suburban areas, Central Illinois, and northwestern Indiana. We work in partnership with Union for Reform Judaism affiliated congregations to provide meaningful Jewish experiences for middle and high school students.
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Lauren Tapper (President)
Katherine McKeag (PVP)
Justin Rubenstein (SAVP)
Gabe Cook (RCVP)
Molly Schless (MVP)
Yossi Jamieson (Treasurer)
Adi Berman (CVP)
Looking Forward After The Collab
On October 7-9, nearly 80 teens from across the country joined together for the URJ Teen Collaborative (The Collab) at OSRUI in Wisconsin for the first in person North American youth get-together since the pandemic began. Since Veida 2020, we have both lost and gained...
NFTY Has Been My Safe Space
By: Riley Genevieve Miner | NFTY’s 5781-5782 Membership Vice President While I wish I could summarize what it means to serve on NFTY’s North American Board, the experience is indescribable. The teens who you serve on board with become your best friends and biggest...
A Community Organizing Model for Teen Engagement
Da lifnei mi atah omed - דע לפני מי אתה עומד Know before whom you stand. (Talmud B’rachot 28b) High schoolers today are creating what Reform Judaism will look like for the next century. We are tuning our guitars and writing the melodies for prayers and songs that...
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NFTY is a Movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism.