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    Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD)!

    LEAD, which stands for Leadership Exploration and Development, will Regional Board 2016-2017be September 16th-18th at Capital Camps. Formerly known as JELLO, LEAD aims to empower and provide MARites with the skills to be successful leaders in this upcoming year.


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  • Truth About Why I’m Absolutely Ready to Return to #Kutz16!

    Written by Sydney Chiat, a sophomore from Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation. Sydney will be a Kutz Fellow this summer!  Interested in attending #Kutz16? Scholarships are still available! ——— Kehilah Kedosha, holy community. One month of the immense feeling of Kehilah Kedosha. One month of friends, of learning, but most importantly- Judaism. Kutz is the summer


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  • Spring Kallah D’Var Torah: Metzora

    The D’var Torah below was written by Joe Lichtenstein (Temple Emanuel, Roanoke, Virginia), a freshman in NFTY-MAR. —————— On the first day of kindergarten, a day full of terror and fright, my bus driver told me that he liked my shoes. Parsha Metzora is written with unbelievable detail. It is full of specific instructions which


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  • NFTY-MAR Regional Board Elections Packet is Now Available!

    Dear NFTY-MAR, We are excited to present the NFTY-MAR Elections Packet 2016-2017. NFTY-MAR has always been a region of 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


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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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  • TYG Tuesday: BeaSTY

    Written by Shaina Greenberg, president of BeaSTY (Temple B’Nai Shalom, Fairfax Station, VA) TYG-BeaSTY (noun) Language of Origin- NFTYite Definition- an expanding group of enthusiastic, dedicated, quirky, Jewish high schoolers committed to not only having a great time together, but creating a better community Used in a Sentence- “Whoa, did you hear about those kids


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  • MAR Summer Experience Series: Kutz Camp

    By Lindsay Morgenstein, 10th, BESHTY (Cary, NC) Midway through eighth grade, I stumbled upon the diamond in my dull life, NFTY-MAR. NFTY-MAR gave me the opportunity to spend an exciting, impactful, fantastic weekend with my best friends a few times a year. The only thing that could have enhanced my experience would be a longer


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  • NFTY-MAR: Spring Kallah 2015 D’Var Torah – Tazria Metzora

    This week’s parsha, Tazria and Metzora, continues the discussion of the laws of tumah v’taharah, ritual purity and impurity. First, outlined is childbirth. If a women gives birth to a boy she will be impure for a total of 40 days, yet for a girl she will be impure for a total of 80. Ding, ding, ding. Off goes my NFTY alarm.


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  • How I Brought EIE Home

    The spring semester of my sophomore year of high school, I went on NFTY-EIE High School in Israel. I initially found out about the program through a friend of mine in my temple youth group (TYG) who had gone the previous year. After learning more, I was enthralled!


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