NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam (repairing the world), personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism.

The Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) strives to be one of the most unique, civically engaged, and future-ready regions. We are made up of passionate individuals who provide a wealth of diversity in which we take much pride. We are lucky to have such a large delegation of leaders who are ready to change not only the MAR and NFTY communities, but also the world.

The Mid-Atlantic Region of NFTY serves Jewish Teens in North Carolina (excluding Charlotte), eastern West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. We work in partnership with Union for Reform Judaism affiliated congregations to provide meaningful Jewish experiences for middle and high school students. Any Jewish participant is welcome, regardless of their affiliation with a Reform congregation.

We are part of the family of Union for Reform Judaism camps and youth programs. URJ Youth provides young people with immersive Jewish experiences in North America, and around the world, including camps, Israel trips and social action/service learning travel programs.

Our Movement was founded as the youth arm of Reform Judaism in 1939 at the urging of Women of Reform Judaism (then known as the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods).

With over 900 congregations and 1.5 million Jews, Reform Judaism is the largest and most vibrant Jewish movement in all of North America.

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