Learn more about this exciting new platform, where Reform congregational leaders connect with colleagues and peers who have similar concerns, interests and responsibilities.
NFTY recently convened its annual leadership retreat, Veida, to set priorities for the 2016-17 program year. Teen leaders representing all 19 regions came together to vigorously debate and brainstorm new types of programs, the role of teens in shaping peer experiences, and the social justice issues they would dedicate themselves to in the coming year – such as racial injustice, global climate change, and gun violence prevention. And, they elected the next NFTY North American board members who will begin their new roles this summer. Read a report from Veida on NFTY’s blog.
I am pleased to share some updates about what you can look forward to. NFTY is...
As URJ Youth's signature year-round program, NFTY programs instill a sense of joy, compassion and pride in being Jewish while nurturing a young person's innate desire to make a difference in the world around them. Our goal is to take each experience from "one-off" transactional to ongoing transformational relationships in an environment where teens are inspired to develop the skills that they need to be successful today and in the future.
We see these connections blossom in many ways, unique to each teen in NFTY:
NFTY is able to grow, and to deepen its impact, because of your continued partnership with the URJ and with NFTY's teen leadership. Thank you!