• Hugging it Out at NFTY Convention

    During my NFTY experience, one prominent factor has been present throughout: hugging. It’s a physical sign of the mishpacha, the family, we have formed together.

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  • Countdown to NFTY Convention 2015: How NFTY Inspired My Daughter

    As every parent knows, when your child’s heart is bursting for joy, yours is, too. When your child’s heart is bursting for joy in anticipation before an event occurs, you’ve scored a gold mine.

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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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  • Campaign for Youth Engagement: This is My Campaign

    The last Biennial I attended was in 2007 in San Diego. I did not know what to expect of Biennial and could not imagine just what thousands of Reform Jews looked like.

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