• The Eternal Kehillah NFTY in Israel Creates

    One use of the root of Baruch is the Hebrew word “L’havrich” which refers to taking a vine and putting part of the growing branch under the ground so that it may sprout roots, just like each group has sprouted and grown into a complete kehillah (community). Throughout this trip, we have all made amazing memories together that has formed us into one family.


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  • This is Our Time to do Something

    I was standing on the sidewalk of Philadelphia with three of my friends while we were watching float-by-float, person after person, walk down the street, blasting music that everyone was singing along to. “We are family! I got all my sisters with me! We are family!” Everyone was in unison; everything was great, until I heard an extremely loud pop that came from the left side of me.


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  • NFTY-PAR Presidential Address

    Over the last two years I have been privileged to have served this community. I have seen the impact we have on each other. I have seen the magic. Why do we do what we do? Why are we all here? This community is so unique. The conversations we have, the relationships we have, the fun we have, we too often take for granted. I know I did.


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  • How Do We Ensure Our Programs Are Inclusive

    Let’s take a brief moment before moving any further to take a quick survey. If you feel uncomfortable answering one of these questions that’s fine, however you should know that oftentimes stepping out of your comfort zone allows you to grow as a person. This is the point of being here after all, to learn and grow together. Simply raise your hand if you believe the situation applies to you.


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  • General Board Structure for 2016-2017

    This year, the NFTY-PAR General Board has been restructured with the intention of having stronger, more engaged leadership. This will allow the voices of PAR members to be better heard and will give many people valuable experiences on the regional level. Each member of the regional board will work hand-in-hand with committees that will help


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  • NFTY-PAR Recruitment and Retention Chairs Application

    Do you want to expand your leadership? Do you want to help NFTY-PAR grow and flurish? If the answer is yes, then you should run for one of our elected General Board positions, either our Recruitment or Retention Chair! Applications are due Friday, April 1. Retention and Recruitment Chair Application


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  • We’ll See YOU in the Windy City! #NFTYConvention 2017

    NFTY Convention is a one of a kind experience – bringing together more than 1,000 Reform Jewish teens from across North America. Come join us and be part of something bigger (it’s NFTY’s biggest event!), experience shaping a Movement, and have a great time.


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  • A Tale of Two Regions

    There is comfort in security. There is comfort in routine. There is comfort in knowing what your future holds. Then there is change, and the ever-so-daunting unknown. The bridge between these two vastly different things is transition.


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  • Stand Up

    Written by: Lilly Zeitlin, NFTY-PAR’s Membership VP NFTY is a movement that strives to give a voice to the Reform Jewish youth around North America. Each region strives to create a dialogue about the current issues around the world, as well as focusing on issues that impact each specific community. Over MLK weekend, at NFTY-PAR’s


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  • Walking into the World of NFTY

    Written by: Liam Anthony, AEFTY member MLK weekend, I attended WNSTY, my first NFTY event. Unfortunately, I am not an incredibly socially adept person. I have to rehearse my order a few times before the waiter comes, I struggle with public speaking, and my peers know that I am far from the most talkative person. So of course I


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