• 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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  • 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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  • NFTY Spotlight: Timothy Holidness

    NFTYites are up to some incredible things, and Timothy Holdiness is one of them. He recently participated in a Microsoft Office competition and took home the top prize for his skills with Powerpoint.

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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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  • NFTY: Inclusion Through Prayer

    The following is an open letter to NFTY's general board, as well as those interested in learning more about inclusion through services. Shalom NFTY.

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  • Throwback Thursday Mechina Edition

    A little over a week ago, NFTY's general board arrived at the URJ Kutz Camp for five days of learning, praying, and growing. While the event might be over, it's time to throw it back to all of the incredible people and events that made the long weekend unforgettable.

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  • NFTY: The Balance of Chukat

    The following is a D’var Torah given by NFTY President Debbie Rabinovich on the first day of the summer session at the URJ Kutz Camp. This week’s parsha, Chukat, is filled with contradictions.

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  • Thank You for Being My Brother’s Keeper

    The following is a transcript of a speech delivered during Saturday morning services by Zak Kadish, NFTY Ohio Valley Programming Vice President, at NFTY Mechina last week. 356 days ago, the lives of my brother Ethan Kadish, my family, and myself were changed forever by a freak weather incident, a bolt out of the blue.

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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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  • 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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