NFTY Convention 2017

NFTY Convention 2017

Large group of happy NFTY teens posing in front of the stage where a band is playing

At NFTY Convention, I spent time with the leaders of our movement, who, like all of us, feel motivated to bring our teens closer to the age-old wisdom of Torah. After spending a few days with our teens, I, too, am motivated to lead and learn with them.

Rabbi Benjamin David
Group of smiling teens together at Shabbat dinner

As a newcomer to the URJ Youth Summit at NFTY Convention, I let the experience wash right over me, taking in inspiration, sparks, and ideas as they came

Ben Pagliaro
Smiling NFTY members and alumni of all ages pose together in front of a logo banner

The NFTY Alumni Network is growing and we want you to be part of it. Here’s where you can start.

Evan Traylor
Smiling teen girl holding a Torah in a crowd of teens

Pulsing music. Cheering crowds. A roar of enthusiasm as fans rushed the stage. 

Shelley Niceley Groff
NFTY convention participants enjoying the gathering

At its core, NFTY Convention embodied and realized the Reform Movement’s values as 1,400 teens, young adults, alumni, and congregational professionals came together to help build a more just, whole, and compassionate world.

Miriam Chilton
Laptop on a wooden table surrounded by a coffee cup notebook and phone

We are pleased to announce that Joe Lichtenstein, a sophomore from Temple Emanuel in Roanoke, VA (NFTY Mid-Atlantic Region), is this year’s winner of the 

Kate Bigam

Next month, NFTY Convention and Youth Summit participants will gather to learn, pray, and make plans to take action

Every other year, the URJ hosts the Youth Summit at NFTY Convention, an event geared towards youth professionals. The colleagues I meet at the Summit are often the people I chat with and bounce ideas from throughout the rest of the year. This year, I’ve had the privilege to be on the Youth Advisory Committee, and taking part of the planning process “behind the scenes” has given me many reasons to count down the days till I get to be a participant! 

Tara Levine

Here’s the big news teens have been waiting for: We’re thrilled to announce that Chicago will be home to the next NFTY Convention and Youth Engagement Summit, taking place February 17-20, 2017!

Dan Lange