• What do you stand for?

    On March 6th & 7th, 45 Jewish teens representing over 20 URJ congregations from the NY Area went to Albany to lobby our state legislators on social justice issues that matter to us as NFTYites. After spending Sunday learning about four different issues – Gun Violence Prevention, Economic Justice, Transgender Rights and Education – we prepared lobby speeches and met with our State Assembly Members and Senators.


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  • Special Elections Packet | Westchester/Fairfield Director of Sub-Regional Events

    We’re pleased to release the candidacy packet for the special election for the Westchester/Fairfield Director of Sub-Regional Events. Interested applicants should please download and read the packet carefully and follow all instructions to declare your candidacy.


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  • We’ll See YOU in the Windy City! #NFTYConvention 2017

    NFTY Convention is a one of a kind experience – bringing together more than 1,000 Reform Jewish teens from across North America. Come join us and be part of something bigger (it’s NFTY’s biggest event!), experience shaping a Movement, and have a great time.


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  • 2016-2017 NFTY NY Area Regional Elections Packet Now Available

    It is my pleasure to finally release the Regional Board Elections Packet for next years Regional Board. We are so proud of everyone who decides to run, regardless of the results, because we know that there are limitless leadership opportunities here in our region.


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  • Taking the SNAP Challenge

    Written By Samantha Aaronson From November 13th to 19th, I participated in the SNAP Challenge. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program where those eligible receive a national average of approximately $4.10 a day to spend on food. This challenge simulated living off of this program and I chose to take it on for a week.


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  • “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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