• Announcing NFTY New York Area Region Candidates for 2019-2020/5779-5780 Regional Board!

    We are thrilled to announce this year’s candidates for NFTY-NAR’s Regional Board! This year we have 12 excellent candidates running for positions on our Executive Board and Board of Directors. Please take some time to get to know our candidates by reading their bios and letters of intent, and if you have not yet, register to join us at Elections, Sunday, April 8th at The Reform Temple of Forest Hills.


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  • Run For 2019-2020 NFTY NAR Regional Board!

    We are so excited that you are considering running for NFTY NAR’s 2019-2020 Regional Board. Being a Regional Board member is an incredibly exciting opportunity for you to contribute your talents to our community and serve your fellow NARites. We hope that you will consider which position(s) excite you and how you hope to make your contributions to our region.


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  • NFTY NAR Staffing Changes

    Dear NFTY NAR Community, Synagogue Professionals and Partners, It is with mixed emotion that we are emailing to share that Imogene Winkleman will be leaving her position as NFTY-NAR’s Regional Advisor on March, 15, 2019. As an alumna of NFTY-NAR, Imo has had an incredible impact on both NFTY-NAR and the entire URJ Youth Department.


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  • Pop Culture Feminist Icons are Everywhere, If You Know Where to Look – Kol Isha Blog

    Pop Culture Feminist Icons are Everywhere, If You Know Where to Look  By Becca Feldman The age in which we live is amazing. Everywhere you look there is another example of a strong willed woman. Now more than ever, the representation of the fairer gender is one of the most important things to think about.


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  • Queer Representation the Superhero, not the Sidekick – Kol Isha Blog

    In 2018 the political climate is as intense as ever. It seems more and more issues regarding minority groups, pop up on different news outlets everyday. We as Americans are beginning to realize that representation matters. From movies like Black Panther, staring an all black cast, or Love, Simon, that follows the coming out story of a young gay man, we are in a new era of representation. That being said, there aren’t enough queer stories being told by queer people in mainstream media.


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  • Body Positivity – Kol Isha Project

    This year, as fellows in Kol Isha, NFTY NAR’s Teen Feminist Fellowship, we were given the opportunity to choose a topic that we feel passionate about and create a project about it. Our group chose the topic of Body Positivity because we feel that it is not only about accepting your physical appearance, but also accepting your personality, and that affects how you treat others. Although we live in a modern society, beauty standards are not diverse enough yet.


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  • Exploring Gender Socialization – Kol Isha Blog

    During my preparation for the Kol Isha “Gender Socialization and Inclusion” teach, I learned alot about why and how people are gendered in their work spaces, schools, families, and in the media. People are “gendered” based on their biological sex from a young age. For example, most parents already have clothing and a bedroom design set up to match a certain gender: pink or blue for girls or boys. However, this approach is inefficient and according to my group’s research, must be made more flexible to create a more inclusive society.


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  • Cabinet & Committee Applications for 2018-2019 are now OPEN!

    Excited to make your mark on NAR next year? Want to explore your passions, develop your leadership skills and create change? Interested in helping plan awesome events for other teens? We are excited to have YOU!


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  • NFTY NAR’s 2018-2019 Regional Event Calendar!

    As we say goodbye to our seniors and close out our program year, we are so exicted to share with you our plans for next year!


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  • Reflecting on My Gender Expression Journey Through a Jewish Feminist Lens – Kol Isha Blog

    When I was younger, I hated the color pink. With a passion. Wanting so badly to be a “tomboy,” I was turned off by most things “girly.” My favorite colors were blue and green. I would do everything I could to not have to wear dresses or skirts to formal events, and I owned nothing in pink, purple, or yellow.


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