• NFTY-OV: Strong As Stone

    It was such a surreal feeling as I sat in the senior circle of my final NFTY event. I can’t help but think back to the person I was at my first event; just a little eighth grader who had no idea what lie ahead of me.

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  • NFTY-NO: A Boy, a Giant, and Lessons on Leadership

    So there were these two armies, the Israelites and the Philistines, camped on two sides of a valley in Israel. The Philistines are attempting to dismantle the newly formed kingdom of Israel.

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  • The Power of Generational Leadership

    At NFTY Convention 2015 in Atlanta a couple of weekends ago, I watched with many past NFTY Board members as the 2015-2016 NFTY Board-Elect took the stage for the first time. Suddenly, as we began to sing Josh Nelson’s version of L’dor V’dor, a wave of nostalgia swelled within me and I finally understood the impact of generational leadership – it just happened two years after my time on NFTY Board.

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  • NFTY-NAR: The Potential of NFTY-NAR Teen Leadership

    On Thursday, January 15, we were invited to speak alongside URJ President, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, and HUC-JIR President, Rabbi Aaron Panken, at the Open House Reception of the URJ Youth Team’s stunning new offices. It was an amazing opportunity to meet so many amazing leaders in the Reform movement and celebrate the team behind the URJ’s groundbreaking youth programs.

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  • MVP Monday: Lead From Your Seat

    I want to encourage everyone to be that leader from their seat. In most cases, the best leaders are the people who actively engage in the programs, who bring forth new ideas, and who show that they truly care about the organization.

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  • NFTY-NAR: The Potential Energy of Jewish Leadership

    We Jewish teens left the summit with a single challenge echoing in our minds: “to embrace change and take risks in order to redefine Jewish youth engagement.” These dreams of expanding Jewish youth engagement and shaping a socially just world are only possible with great leaders at the helm.

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  • NFTY-NO: Biennial Reflection from the Eyes of the Youth

    Boarding the plane from Chicago to Washington D. .

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  • NFTY-CWR: LTI in a NUTshell

    On October 28-30, over one hundred Jewish teenagers gathered together at URJ Camp Newman to participate in NFTY CWR’s Leadership Training Institute: Finding Your Roots. Read about the all the weekend's awesome events!.

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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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  • Returning Home to a Place I’ve Never Been: A Visit to NFTY-SoCal

    This being my first event away from my home region, I wasn’t sure what to expect. From the first moments of the event, however, my anxieties were calmed as I was greeted by friendly faces, familiar and new, letting me know that though the place might not be familiar, I had arrived back in my home, in NFTY.

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