• NFTY Alumni on Campus – Summer 2016 Newsletter

    As summer wraps up, here are a few great opportunities for our alumni on campus. If you hear about an opportunity that you think we should share, let us know. A reminder for entering first years: give us your new campus address and we’ll send you some alumni swag! If

  • Believeland is Rising, But The Plague of Gun Violence Demands a Response

    by Jeremy Cronig, immediate past president of NFTY On June 19, 2016, our city celebrated like it was 1964. The Cleveland Cavaliers rewrote the script on our town, replacing the nickname “mistake by the lake” with “city of champions.” We showed our true colors as over a million people flooded

  • Naaseh V’nishmah: A Reflection on Orlando

    By Spencer Perdeck, NFTY Alumni Engagement Intern Usually when I take a trip to Orlando it’s to find a state of happiness; to make wishes and ideate dreams.  This was a different trip. A delegation from the NYU Bronfman Center of two staff members and three students, including myself, went

  • Bringing Back Those NFTY Feelings: NFTY-NE Young Alumni Reunion

    by Ali Klein, NFTY-NE ’15 I’ve been out of NFTY for a whole year now, which is absolutely crazy to think about, given it was such a huge part of my life for so long. My time in NFTY was four amazing years, and I met incredible people and made

  • Class of 2016: Welcome to the Alumni Network!

    Dear Class of 2016,    You did it! Mazel Tov on your graduation from high school. We know you might be wondering: what does Jewish life look like after NFTY?   We were in your shoes just a year ago and are here to tell you that there are many great ways

  • NFTY Parents Class of 2016: The Connection Continues

    Consider making a gift to NFTY in honor of your child's graduation. For gifts of $54 or more, we'll send your child (or you!) a NFTY alumni T-shirt.

  • Focusing on Young Leadership: Fifteen Minutes with Jewish Leader Andrew Keene

    Milwaukee native Andrew Keene, a new executive board member of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), was recently elected to co-chair its upcoming CONNECTIONS 2017 biennial in Israel. He’s no stranger to lay leadership, having served as North American president of of NFTY from 2013-14 (he’s still an active

  • ICYMI: Alumni Gather Together for Shabbat Oneg

    Back in the fall, we shared the story of a successful NFTY Alumni Shabbat oneg in Washington, DC. Avra Bossov, Jenna Gorlick and Tracy Wolfe came together to host nearly two-dozen DC-area NFTY alums in their apartment, and a tradition was born. The trio have now hosted another gathering, and

  • Finding a Jewish Home After NFTY

    by Julia Ullman I was on a search for community. I was looking for a new home resembling that which I cherished so strongly. I sought a new community that would unquestioningly accept my Jewish faith and practice, and an environment that would empower student leaders to create impactful programs

  • A Reflection on EUPJ’s Biennial Conference in London

    When started college at NYU, I expected many great opportunities to learn both in my classes and in the city. I have done my best to embrace these opportunities and recently, one took me to London. Last week, I was fortunate to attend the European Union for Progressive Judaism Biennial Conference.