• Headlines from NFTY’s 75th Year

    As NFTY's 75th year comes to a close, we find our Movement at a crucial moment in time. While we honor our rich history, we also look toward our vibrant future with much anticipation, joy, and excitement.

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  • 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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  • How Can We Redefine Leadership?

    NFTY is made up of over 7,000 Jewish teens from across North America. In each of the 19 regions, there is a wide range of teens who serve on their regional board.

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  • Video: I Believe in Friendship

    My name is Miranda, and I believe in friendship. No, not the cliché, over exaggerated movie recreation of what a friendship should be, but rather a pure, honest form of the word.

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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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  • 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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  • Reflections of a Summer at Kutz Camp

    If you had asked me last summer when I got home from Israel what I was going to do during the summer of 2011, I would have told you that I was going to be a machon at Eisner. Then, something happened; I went to NFTY-NE’s summer Institute and the kids who had gone to Kutz that summer taught us a song.

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  • NFTY-NAR Fall Kallah Photo Essay

    NFTY Programming Vice President, Liza Moskowitz, recounts her visit to NFTY-NAR Fall Kallah, October 14-16, at the URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick, NY.

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  • How the URJ Camps Prepared Me To Be A NFTY Leader, part 5

    Concluding our series on the formative impact that URJ camping had in shaping the leadership of the North American Board, Forrest Yesnes, NFTY President, talks about learning to love Kutz Camp while embracing becoming a Jewish leader.

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  • Gratitude

    I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude recently, and the place it exists within my life. For instance, despite what various yoga instructors tell me, I do not find overwhelming gratitude at rising every morning, and I don’t generally feel a ton of gratitude for being able to draw each new breath (unless I’ve recently been punched in the stomach).

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