• 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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  • I was very lucky that I found NFTY-OV: A Magical Community

    Ruth Y  is a sophomore from Columbus, Indiana. She participates in NFTY-OV and serves on her local Temple Youth Group Board as Programming Vice President.   I come from a very small congregation in south central Indiana. When most people think of a “small congregation,” they imagine a synagogue with 50-100 families. My congregation, Sha’arei


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  • Experiencing the Holidays the Israeli Way

    Experiencing the Holidays the Israeli Way on OCTOBER 25, 2015 Rachael C. is a junior from Carmel, Indiana. She is an alum of both GUCI and Kutz Camp, participates in NFTY-OV, and belongs to Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. I cannot believe how the time on EIE has passed by so quickly! We’ve done quite a lot


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  • Strong As Stone

    It was such a surreal feeling as I sat in the senior circle of my final NFTY event. I can’t help but think back to the person I was at my first event; just a little eighth grader who had no idea what lie ahead of me.


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  • Freedom to Discriminate is not Freedom: NFTY-OV opposes RFRA in Indiana

    At 10am on Thursday, March 26, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA. Based on name alone, this bill sounds like a measure that NFTY would support – after all, religious freedom is the fundamental right that allows us to live and thrive as American Jews, without fear of discrimination. However, Indiana’s newest law has a misleading moniker.


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  • MVP Monday: Socials and Mixers Gone Wrong

    Believe it or not, not all programs go as planned. In all honesty for MVP’s this is especially true, and for some pretty frequent, when it comes to mixers and socials. I’ve experienced this first hand a couple of times already, and to say the least there’s only so much you can do to prepare. I particularly experienced this at NFTY-OV’s Leadership Training Kallah (LTK).


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