• “We’re Jewish, but…”

    This past Fall Kallah was based around the efforts to defy stereotypes and instead celebrate our individuality. Following the tragic events of World War I and II, many Jewish stereotypes re-emerged as forms of antisemitism. These stereotypes developed centuries ago and are still used today.


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  • Auction for Action

    When I was in fifth grade, my teacher, Mr. Lynch, told my class that he does charity for ALS. He mentioned he had two teachers who were diagnosed with the disease, one of whom unfortunately passed away.


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  • Announcing the Temple Youth Group & Social Action Organization Partnership

    The start of this year has delivered so many great acts of Tikkun Olam, yet there is much more to be done. NFTY-NAR believes in diversifying the issues we address and bringing NAR to the forefront of change within our local and regional communities.


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  • 350 Teens Join Together At The Jewish Teen Leadership Summit

    “What an amazing group of teen leaders!” So many of the presenters from the NY/NJ Jewish Teen Leadership Summit on Sunday shared this observation. Watching more than 350 teens and 50 youth professionals from throughout New York and New Jersey participate in thought-provoking, intellectually challenging sessions was amazing.


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  • Heading Towards 2020: Our Goals for the Year

    Last month, during our executive board weekend at the URJ Kutz Camp, we spent some time thinking about our goals and objectives as a regional board for the year, and wanted to take a moment to share them all with you.


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  • What makes you a human of NFTY-NAR?

    Throughout the course of the weekend at NFTY-NAR’s Spring Kallah, we asked our high school seniors to share some of their thoughts around what it means to be a “Human of NFTY.”


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  • Bridging the Gap for 2020 – The Road to Fivefold Growth

    There’s a hidden gem in the NYC metro area. Some 400 teens are a part of it; they call it home. No, it’s not a secret society…It’s something that members talk about in every conversation they can. It’s something that people try so hard to get others to listen about, understand, and hopefully join. This little hidden gem is NFTY-NAR.


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  • 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. It was an honor to be able to give our thoughts at the event.


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  • We Made Services for the Community at NFTY-NAR’s Fall Kallah

    And I left them with a message, for that service, for that Kallah, and for their life: despite your tears and your sympathy, do not let these stories let you lose hope. This community around you will enable you to make a difference. If you have a vision for what you want to change in the world, use a community. With the love, passion, and courage of a blessed group like NFTY-NAR, you can have a profound impact.


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