• The Balance of Tu B’Av

      Hope Chernak is the Director of Youth and Informal Education at Temple Shaaray Tefila. Today is Tu B’Av.

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  • “If You Had the Attention of the URJ President…”

    By Matt Mandel, NFTY-NAR New York City Membership Vice President 2014-2015 A few days ago I was going about a regular day during my first week at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Kutz Camp. It was time for chuggim, or electives, so I looked at the Expo board in the dining hall and at the.

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  • Confirmation: a Time to Reflect on Jewish Experiences (NFTY-PAR)

    How My Jewish Journey Will Continue On After Confirmation Written by: Congregation Shaarai Shomayim Confirmation Class of 2014, Lancaster, PA .

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  • How I Brought EIE Home

    The spring semester of my sophomore year of high school, I went on NFTY-EIE High School in Israel. I initially found out about the program through a friend of mine in my temple youth group (TYG) who had gone the previous year.

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  • NFTY Competition Winners Announced

    Winner, winner, chicken dinner. At tonight's plenary session, we announced the winners of a few competitions.

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  • Israel Thing: Live and Let Live

    The general tension between fundamentalist religious Jews and non-religious Jews in Israel reached new heights in recent weeks, mainly over the matter of the exclusion of women in society, following a few highly publicized clashes, including observant soldiers who walked out of events featuring women singing, women’s images that have been removed from billboards in Jerusalem and a young girl refusing to give up her seat in the front of a gender-segregated bus.

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  • NFTY Goes to Netzer Veida: The Dead Sea!

    A day into the trip and living on very little sleep, I was dozing off by the time we reached Ein Bokek. Best known as a resort district home to the Dead Sea, it was precisely what Austin and I needed to jolt us back into full attentiveness.

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  • Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

    This Shabbat is special for me, because I am spending it with the NFTY President, NFTY Religious and Cultural Vice President, and our NFTY Director of Education and Special Projects in Eilat.

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  • Follow the NFTY Board at Netzer Veida!

    Follow along as NFTY President Forrest Yesnes and NFTY Religious and Cultural Vice President Austin Zoot travel to Israel for the Netzer Veida!.

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  • NFTY Goes to Netzer Veida: The Trip

    Within a 20 hour travel day, I crossed the ocean, covered three continents, and traveled over 6,200 miles to travel from Indianapolis to Tel Aviv. We traveled to experience Netzer Olami’s Veida, which will happen throughout next week.

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