• The Value of True Partnership

    By Abby Adelman & Amanda Wachstein, NFTY-PAR NFTY prides itself on being a teen-powered youth movement, and it is. However, behind every strong teen is an adult supporting and partnering with them to guide and enhance their work.

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  • NFTY-PAR – Ongoing Professional Development: Wait, How Do You Do That?

    “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” This wise and intuitive statement was spoken by none other than one of the fathers of education, John Dewey. We are all educators.

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  • NFTY-GER: After NFTY Convention, GER Teens Debrief with In-flight Interviews

    At the end of any NFTY event, especially on the ride home, NFTY-GER teens are always torn between being super excited after a great few days with their friends, and being completely exhausted from non-stop action and a severe lack of sleep. After NFTY Convention, these feelings are exponentially amplified.

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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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  • Announcing the 2015-16/5775-76 NFTY North American Board-elect

    On Sunday, the 2015-2016 NFTY North American Board was elected. Their terms will formally begin on June 20, when they are installed at Mechina, which will take place at the URJ Kutz Camp, June 19-23, 2015.

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  • The Campaign for Youth Empowerment

    The following is a transcript of the speech given by NFTY President Debbie Rabinovich at the closing plenary of NFTY Convention 2015. Something I’ve realized time and time again over the last few years and especially this weekend is that NFTYites have the power to make great change.

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