• Judaism and Social Justice: NFTY Alumnae Find Home With Repair the World

    Life after NFTY can take alumni in a variety of directions. Last year, two NFTY-MAR alumnae began work with Repair the World, a national nonprofit committed to engaging Jewish millennials in meaningful service work. Diana Goldsmith, NFTY-MAR ’11, is serving as a Program Associate in Baltimore, and Zoe Braunstein, NFTY-MAR ’12,

  • NFTY-NEL Alumni in Cleveland Reunite to Reignite!

    You know that feeling when you haven’t seen someone for years, but you start back right where you left off? That’s exactly how many of us felt at the NFTY NEL Cleveland reunion.  It had been years since some of us had seen each other.  Somehow, the time has flown

  • Collegukkah: Eight Nights of Celebrating Hanukkah in College

    by Celia Tedde, Oklahoma City University With Hanukkah just around the corner, here are some easy, budget-friendly ways to celebrate! Make a Hanukkah garland that will make all your non-Jewish friends jealous Who says holiday decorations are just for Christmas? All you need are some cute patterned paper and string

  • Consultation on Conscience 2017

    NFTY alumnus Rabbi Jonah Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center, invites his fellow NFTY alumni to join him at the biennial Consultation on Conscience in Washington, D.C. this spring. In a recent blog post for the Union for Reform Judaism, he outlines the importance of these conversations. Our tradition’s

  • Scout works for equality, brings message to NFTY Convention

    Lake Miller, NFTY-OV ’15, became an Eagle Scout in 2013, but after nearly a lifetime rising through the ranks as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout, something about Boy Scouts of America still didn’t sit quite right with him. When the organization reaffirmed its stance against LGBT scouts and leaders,

  • Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.

    NFTY’s impact is different on everyone. When Ross Bear, JFTY ’90, began working as an advisor at URJ Kutz Camp and met a new friend, student Cantor Brad Hyman, he realized quickly he’d made a friend for life. What he didn’t expect was that this friendship would later save his life.

  • NFTY Alumni Leadership Spotlight: Josh Sushan (NFTY-CAR ’12)

    Josh Sushan Leadership Development Associate, Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) International Buffalo Grove, IL Temple Beth Am – BATY & NFTY-CAR DePaul University ’16 – Finance & Economics Nickname: Sushi Fun Fact: Speaks English, Spanish, & Russian   How did you get started in NFTY? Growing up, I was really connected

  • New Fellowship Opportunity: JewV’Nation

    The URJ is kicking off an exciting new ten-month opportunity through Audacious Hospitality: the JewV’Nation Fellowship. JewV’Nation is a leadership fellowship and project incubator for both emerging and accomplished leaders eager to develop innovative projects centered in the interests and needs of people with intersectional (“Jewish and…”) identities. In addition

  • August 2016 Newsletter: Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright!

    Meet NFTY alum Evan Traylor, who is the URJ's first Presidential Fellow for Millennial Engagement. In this exciting new role, Evan will focus on engaging college students and young adults in Jewish life.

  • Alumni in the News: Former Congressman Martin Frost

    NFTY alumnus and former Congressman Martin Frost began his tenure as Vice President of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress in July. He credits his time in NFTY for setting him on the road to politics, saying, “It was very formative in my life…If I had never been