• 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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  • Periods are an Everyone Issue: Join us in ending period stigma once and for all

    It’s no question that there’s a period stigma in the Western world. We’ve grown up hearing phrases like “time of the month” and “Aunt Flow” as a substitute for “period”–a way to avoid using the term that we’ve been taught to see as dirty.


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  • Kol Isha: Gender Expression & Inclusion Exploration Survey

    For the past year, we have been a part of NFTY-NAR’s Feminism Fellowship; a program created through the Reform Judaism Movement. The fellowship is called Kol Isha, translating from hebrew to mean “the voice of a woman.” Throughout this fellowship, we have been exploring different topics of feminism and aspects of Judaism by teaching and learning from each other.


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  • Announcing NFTY NAR’s 2018-2019/5778-5779 Regional Board

    We are grateful to our entire community for their exciting involvement in this democratic process, and congratulate all of our candidates on their amazing runs! Our region is so lucky to have each and every one of you.


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  • Welcoming the Stranger on International Women’s Day – Kol Isha Blog

    As you read this on International Women’s Day, 65.6 million human beings around the world around the world are homeless, kicked out of their countries due to persecution and war, forced to fend for themselves and rebuild their lives in a land foreign to them. A religion, a society of people’s cities, countries and communities are taken over by men who rise to power violently and quickly, who disregard families lives and safety in a violent and overbearing manner.


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  • Intersectionality & Me – Kol Isha Blog

    Everyone should take a moment to formally acknowledge that being a feminist takes work. It’s never been as simple as just screaming “Girl Power!” or even saying “Hashtag Feminism.” Feminism is a political and social movement, one which strives for the kind of equality that can only come from hard work.


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  • RUN FOR REGIONAL BOARD: NAR Elections Materials are now LIVE

    We are so excited that you are considering running for NFTY NAR’s 2018-2019 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.


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