• 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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  • The Power of Ruach

    Every year at Spring Kallah, during the installation ceremony of the new regional board, the outgoing President delivers a “State of the Region.” The speech below is Rachel Hazan’s (NFTY-MAR President 2016-2017) “State of the Region” and was delivered at Spring Kallah 2017.


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  • The NFTY-MAR Cabinet Application is Finally Here!

    We are so thrilled to present the NFTY-MAR 2017-2018 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.


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  • NFTY-MAR Regional Board Elections Packet

    We are excited to present the NFTY-MAR Elections Packet for 2017-2018! NFTY-MAR has always been a region of leaders, all of whom are ready to dedicate themselves to our region.


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  • URJ Summer Program: What I Learned on Mitzvah Corps

    This summer I had the opportunity to go to New Orleans with Mitzvah Corps. It is an experience I’ll never forget because of the people I met, the friends I made, and the impact I left.


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