• Progress in Israel for the Reform Community

    By Mark Swick, Former NFTY RCVP and NFTY-MAR member My experience, and hopefully yours, was that NFTY is the ideal place to find yourself as an activist: for Israel, social justice concerns, or pluralism within the wider Jewish community. Whatever your cause, NFTY is a tremendous medium through which to learn, explore, grow and to enact change, all with your closest friends. Our tradition demands: “tzedek, tzedek tirdof” – justice, justice shall you pursue. Such is the case of Rabbi Miri Gold and those who fight for justice on her behalf. May she, and rabbis like her, continue to serve their communities with dignity and the full support of their government for years to come.


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  • Discover Where it all Started

    Theodore Herzl said, "Im tirtzu, ein zo agadah," "If you will it, it is no dream." Now is the time to will it and make that dream come true. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join students from all over North America at NFTY’s elite, fully accredited EIE High School in Israel. It's not too late to join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of EIE this Spring 2012! Follow in the footsteps of thousands of alumni who look back on their EIE semester as one of the most powerful and meaningful experiences of their lives.


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  • Three Generations of Israel Experiences with NFTY

    By Jesse Paikin, Israel Programs Coordinator This summer, NFTY in Israel is thrilled to be a part of the great tradition of multi-generational Jewish experiences. Naomi Michelson - a participant in our Adventure Lecha Lecha program - represents the third generation of her family to travel to Israel under the auspices of a North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) program.


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