• Behind the Curtains: What is an RCVP?

    As a Religious and Cultural Vice President (RCVP), I have seen the reactions of people when they hear the title of my position. For some NFTYites, the RCVP may be considered a rabbi in training, a person deeply devoted to God, someone who is an expert in all things Jewish.


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  • Tikkun Olam: It’s Easier Than You Think!

    Tikkun Olam (תיקון עולם) translates to “repair of the world.” It is an important value in Judaism, able to be seen through the pursuit of social action work and social justice. When thinking about social action as a whole, it can be overwhelming!


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  • Scout works for equality, brings message to NFTY Convention

    Lake Miller, NFTY-OV ’15, became an Eagle Scout in 2013, but after nearly a lifetime rising through the ranks as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout, something about Boy Scouts of America still didn’t sit quite right with him. When the organization reaffirmed its stance against LGBT scouts and leaders, Miller knew he needed to speak out.


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  • The Jewish Side of Star Trek

    One of the biggest debates in pop culture known by most would be “Is Star Trek or Star Wars better?” It certainly doesn’t matter if you would rather see for the millionth time the Rebellion destroy the Death Star or the crew of the Enterprise destroy Khan and the Reliant, both sides to the argument can undoubtedly agree on one thing: Star Trek is more Jewish.


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  • NFTY Ohio Valley At NFTY Convention

    As a part of the larger NFTY North American community, we are given an incredible opportunity to attend NFTY Convention. Every two years, over 1,000 Reform Jewish teens and adults gather together as one community in one city for the best weekend ever.


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  • 2016-2017 NFTY-OV Network Packets for LTK

    Below are the Network Packets created by the 2016-2017 NFTY-OV Regional Board. Please click on and print out your Network Packet so you can bring it with you to LTK and refer to it throughout the year as a resource.


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  • NFTY-OV Reflects on Southern Jewish Life

    “Being raised in a small town like Bowling Green, KY where almost everyone at your school is Christian or Catholic, I have been able to treasure the moments I spend with NFTY. Being Jewish in the south is to me not like being Jewish in the north as most people say it is. Yes there are Christians and Catholics in the north but in most northern schools there is at least more than two Jewish kids.


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  • Dvar Torah – Metzora

    When talking about Parshat Metzora, people often choose to talk about gossip, which is said to have been what caused a person to get tzaraat [skin disease]. Every year I hear some variation on why we have to be careful about what we say, and although this message is important, it has become tired. I knew there had to be some other meaning in this parshah, so I set out to find it.


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  • That’s A Wrap – JYG Kallah 2016

    This weekend was incredible. The participants enjoyed creative, interactive services, learned awesome NFTY traditions, participated in various activities like Zumba and Gaga, discussed their best self, performed movie skits, and so much more!


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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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