• Cincinnati Jewish Teens Response to Mass Shooting Downtown

    After the mass shooting yesterday in Cincinnati, NFTY Ohio Valley leaders, Grace and Shayna, responded with their call to action for 5779.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Thank You for Being My Brother’s Keeper

    The following is a transcript of a speech delivered during Saturday morning services by Zak Kadish, NFTY Ohio Valley Programming Vice President, at NFTY Mechina last week.
    356 days ago, the lives of my brother Ethan Kadish, my family, and myself were changed forever by a freak weather incident, a bolt out of the blue. When my brother was struck by lightning, our entire world was shattered, replaced by an impermeable darkness and fear for the future.


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