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Spring Training: Not Just for Baseball

March 13, 2014



Masada: Racing the Sunrise
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March 13, 2014 | 11 Adar II 5774

Spring Training
Spring Training: Not Just for Baseball cat-camps2
URJ 6 Points Sports Academy

Spring is almost upon us and baseball’s spring training has begun. Rabbi Andy Koren, an unabashed baseball fan and a rabbi at 6 Points Sports Academy since its inaugural summer session in 2010, reframes preparing for Jewish holidays through the lens of baseball. Read more »


Masada Sunrise
Masada: Racing the Sunrise cat-israel2
NFTY-EIE High School in Israel

NFTY-EIE Spring 2014 Student Alexandra P. shares her experience overcoming early-morning lethargy to reach the top of Masada. Once she reached the peak, she was overcome by the beauty of the sunrise atop one of our history's most famous landmarks. Read more »


Lobbying with AIPAC: The Opportunity to Make a Real Difference cat-nfty2
NFTY-OV Region

Marlana Fireman (NFTY-OV) was a student delegate and one of 400 high school students at the AIPAC Policy Conference. She had the opportunity to lobby senators and representatives about supporting the US-Israel Strategic Partnership Act as well as Iranian sanctions. Talk about activism! Read more »


Hannah Senesh
A Tradition of Taking Risks: Strong Women in Jewish History cat-camps2
URJ Kutz Camp

Kutz Camp Alum Hannah Elbaum discusses strong female figures from our tradition who have made an impact on her. She also reflects on her decision to attend Kutz Camp, which has helped her to become a confident Jewish leader. Read more »


Integrating SpongeBob into Prayer Services cat-nfty2
NFTY-NE Region

What do SpongeBob and the Aleinu prayer have in common? Scott Slutsky (NFTY-NE) created a lively and engaging prayer service by relating clips from the popular TV show SpongeBob SquarePants to tefillah. Read more »


L'taken Seminar
Lobbying for Change: From Phoenix All the Way to Washington D.C. cat-nfty2
NFTY-SW Region

Three NFTY-SW Sophomores participated in the RAC's L'taken (a 4-day advocacy program) a few weeks ago. They then shared the advocacy tools they learned at L’taken with the Temple Kol Ami Congregation community during NFTY-SW Social Action Weekend. At L’taken, they lobbied for issues central to the values of the Reform movement. At the NFTY-SW Social Action Weekend, they helped out their local community. Both experiences are valuable assets in effecting change for ourselves, our families, and everyone around us. Read more »


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