• 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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  • 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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  • #ThrowbackThursday: NEL, NAR, NE, NW, SO, OV, PAR, SAR Fall!

    Eight, count ’em, EIGHT NFTY regions celebrated fall events this weekend, the most so far in one weekend this year! You will not want to miss out on the fun!


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  • Throwback Thursday: NFTY SW, MV, OV, TOR

    Four regions hosted events this week, from every corner of the country. Check out all of the fun and excitement from the events!


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  • Lobbying with AIPAC: The Opportunity to Make a Real Difference

    Activism. The opportunity to make a difference is all around us. And I think I made it. Lobbying was exhausting. I spent the day with a huge smile plastered on my face and hadn’t introduced myself this many times since my very first NFTY event. My feet hurt, I was hungry, but I know I made a difference.


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