• Introducing the NFTY-MAR Regional Board 2019-2020 Candidates

    Introducing the NFTY-MAR 2019-2020 Regional Board Candidates  One of the best aspects of NFTY as a movement is that we are actively teen lead. These 14 amazing candidates are our future and they will work in partnership with our adult leadership to develop and implement new contributions to our community. This is your movement. We


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  • I Have Hope: Reflections from NFTY Convention

    Gabriel Harper reflects on his experience at NFTY Convention, February 15-18, 2019 in Dallas, Texas I think the best way to sum up my experience at NFTY Convention is with one word, Hopeful. Why you might ask? It’s simple, I know the future is in good hands. I know change is being made, and the


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  • NFTY-MAR Regional Board Elections Packet is Live!

    We are excited to present the NFTY-MAR 2019-2020 Regional Board Elections Packet! NFTY-MAR is a region full of incredible leaders, all of whom are ready to dedicate themselves to our region. We are so proud of everyone who decides to run, regardless of the outcome, because we know that you all care about the well-being and future of


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  • Everything is Bigger in Texas

    Wow! It was no lie when it was said that NFTY Convention 2019 would be the Ultimate NFTY Event™. With the help of NFTY MAR (Mid- Atlantic Region) and my congregation I was able to Be Apart of Something Big™. I will never forget my time in Dallas with my Jewish friends. Convention was like a MAR event times nineteen, with each region adding its own flair and excitement to the experience. The weekend was set up as a totally personalized involvement, from opt-in programs to chosen off-sites.


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  • MLK and Mi Chamocha: How We Seek Freedom by Challenging the Status Quo

    It is so fitting that Winter Kallah, MLK Weekend, and this week’s Parsha, Beshalach, all line up. Not only do they all fall on the same week this year, but the portion and King’s speech parallel one another. Beshalach represents freedom, as it here in the Torah that the Mi Chamocha originates, but it also represents pushing forward in the face of struggle. The parsha begins with the Israelites escaping across the Sea of Reeds. Pharaoh’s army follows, but gets drowned as they try and cross.


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  • We Know the Way Out

    At NFTY-MAR’s Fall Kallah November 16-18, 2018, in Baltimore, MD teens from across the region gathered as a community and spent Shabbat reflecting on gratitude and learning about food insecurity across the United States. The following is a D’var Torah written by Jared Sloan, of Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, North Carolina.


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  • Our Pilgrimage

    On July 11, I stepped on a plane about to embark on the most draining, confusing, angering, emotional, bittersweet, thought-provoking, delightful, most memorable 3 weeks of my life. All the way from Israel, Palestine, LA, New York, Chicago and Maryland, Israelis, Palestinians, Palestinians Citizens of Israel, and American teens would gather in the suburbs of Chicago for a program called Hands of Peace, where we would have 2 and a half hour dialogues everyday just beginning to scrape the surface on the Israel/Palestine conflict.


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  • NFTY-MAR 2018-2019 Cabinet Application

    We are so thrilled to present the NFTY-MAR 2018-2019 Cabinet Application! We pride ourselves on offering leadership opportunities to many participants at many levels, and are eager to work with as many of our participants, as possible. Cabinet is a great way to work with regional board and lead in an area you are passionate about, but it is also a huge responsibility and commitment.


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  • 7 Incredible Opportunities For You and Your NFTY Friends

    Registration is open for Summer 2018 and more! From two new specialty summer camps, to leadership and social justice opportunities, to Israel and beyond. Visit urjyouth.org for your road map to adventure! 


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  • My Summer at Kutz Camp

    It all started on the first day of my song leading major. We sang a lot of songs that I enjoyed and I even learned how to play some of them on the guitar.


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