NFTY Alumni: Here's How to Start Connecting!

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NFTY Alumni: Here's How to Start Connecting!

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

Think back to your days in high school. Who were your friends? What did you do on the weekends? How were your grades? All of these questions (except for this last one) bring me back to my time in NFTY, the Reform Jewish youth movement. Whether it was going out of town for a regional event, planning local events at my synagogue, or getting ready for an awesome summer at Jewish summer camp, my NFTY community made me who I am today.

Amidst all of the excitement of 1,000 teens being together in Chicago for NFTY Convention 2017, dozens of NFTY alums also made their way back home to their NFTY community for a variety of events.

NFTY alums are our leaders in the Reform Movement; they are our rabbis, cantors, educators, URJ staff, and lay leaders. They are also our leaders in society, serving as government officials, doctors, lawyers, and entrepreneurs.

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

  • Our NFTY Alumni Directory will put you back in touch with all those NFTY friends from way back when! Register for an account, put in your information, and let the connecting begin.
  • For our college students, put yourself on our Connect on Campus Map and find other NFTY alumni on your campus. It’s a great way to build a strong Jewish community on campus.
  • Our alumni are making a different in the world – and we want to share their stories. Check out the NFTY Alumni Blog and submit your own story of how NFTY impacted your career, family, and life.
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Evan Traylor, originally from Oklahoma City, serves as the associate director for college engagement at the Union for Reform Judaism, after spending two years as the inaugural URJ presidential fellow for millennial engagement. Evan graduated from the University of Kansas studying political science, Jewish studies, and leadership studies. He is a past NFTY president, Kansas Hillel intern, student member of the Hillel International Board of Directors, and co-founder of the Hillel International Student Cabinet.

Evan Traylor

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