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Rabbi Allan "Smitty" Smith on the bimah at Biennial

With the death of Rabbi Allan Smith – “Smitty” to all who knew and loved him – the Reform Jewish world has lost a true giant.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Two enthusiastic camp counselors holding a hand painted sign that reads WELCOME HOME

While camp’s mission and benefits have evolved over the years, with an acknowledgement today that camp is a premier path to raising future Jewish-connected generations, this concept of camp as home has risen to the top. 

Ruben Arquilevich
Orange sign held into the air reading DO NOT STAND IDLY BY

Is your congregation or community ready to organize around addressing gun violence? Here's how.

Logan Zinman & Sammi Goldsmith
Two teens writing on a chalkboard about what NFTY means to them

Teens are taking initiative to make sure policies – in NFTY and in our governments – reflect their values. Here are just a few examples of how they've been leading the way this year.

Jenny Travis
Four somber teen girls holding handmade gun violence prevention signs

We are proud of the progress we have made, and we continue to lead the fight to end gun violence in every community – and, ultimately, to create a safer future for the generations that come after us.

Jess Becker and Zoe Terner
Two teen boys in suits reading from a document in front of a crowd of other teens

The Resolution to Increase Accessibility for Participants highlights the small yet important ways NFTY can improve its accessibility for three different groups of people.

Fletcher Block
NFTY Convention 2019

NFTY Convention is known to shape the future of the Reform Movement, and it did just that. From introducing new Jewish music to mobilizing thousands for gun violence prevention; immersing in innovative learning and building practical skills for youth engagement – every minute was filled with glimpses of the bright Jewish future these young leaders will build.

Miriam T. Chilton
Rabbi Rick Jacobs poses with three smiling teens in NFTY Convention badges

This d'var Torah for Parashat T'tzaveh was presented to NFTY Convention 2019 on Saturday, February 16, 2019. 

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
NFTY logo

Representing the next generation of congregational and community leaders, NFTY – the North American Reform Jewish Youth Movement - will hold its biennial Convention Friday, February 15 through 18, 2019, in Dallas, TX. NFTY Convention brings together the creativity, energy and passion of teen leaders with the strength of the North American Reform Movement to build a community filled will song, dance, and learning that is primed to enact change.