• Kutz@50: It’s the Actions We Take

    Kutz Camp summer 2015 participant Shir Attias reflects on being part of Kutz Camp’s 50th anniversary celebration.

  • NFTY Alum Jacob Mendelson Earns Spot on US Men’s Rowing Team

    Rising University of Pennsylvania senior coxswain and NFTY Alum Jacob Mendelson will turn in his Red and Blue this summer for the red, white, and blue of the United States after earning a spot on the men’s 2+ for USRowing at the upcoming World Championships, August 29 through September 6

  • Rabbi Keren Gorban Takes Pulpit in Pittsburgh

    Rabbi Keren Gorban spent much of her childhood struggling to choose between a future career as a doctor or a teacher. After participating in the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), the youth movement of Reform Judaism, and attending Jewish day camps, Gorban realized that she could do both by

  • ‘More than I could have ever hoped for’: A conversation with Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman

    In July, having completed 45 years of service to Temple Beth-El in Providence, Rhode Island, Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman will retire as senior rabbi. Three years ago, he surpassed the record of his mentor, Rabbi William Braude, as Rhode Island’s longest-serving rabbi. The Jewish Voice of Rhode Island shared this profile of

  • Coming Back to NFTY: A Reflection on NFTY@75

    By Stephen White, DVM I was President of NFTY 1971-1972. After my presidency, I founded, with my best friend (and former treasurer of our youth group) a Jewish student newspaper called Leviathan, at the University of California at Santa Cruz, which is still being published today. After I graduated and

  • Giving the Next Generation Access to Their Dreams

    By Jill A. Goldstein Imagine if you could share your professional passions and talents with the next generation? Do you remember when you were figuring out how you wanted to spend the next phase of your life? For most of middle school, high school, and college – NFTY and Television

  • NFTY Past President Zach Newburgh on ARZA Slate

    Involvement in the Reform movement from a young age, through NFTY, URJ Camps and other outlets, often shapes a person’s outlook in life and attitude toward the big issues. Zach Newburgh is no exception. The former NFTY President (’07-’08), hailing from NFTY-NEL and an alumnus of Camp George, Camp Newman

  • Spring 2015 NFTY Alumni on Campus Newsletter

    With 75 years under our belt, the wide world of NFTY alumni spans generations. We want to bridge the gap between current NFTY members and the NFTY alumni network by creating resources specifically for our youngest group of alumni: those on campus. That’s why we’ve launched a brand new newsletter

  • NFTY Alum Makes It Big: Guster Lead Singer Ryan Miller and band Guster kick off NFTY Convention

    Just before sunset and the beginning of our Shabbat celebration, NFTY welcomed the alternative rock band, Guster, to officially kick off Convention! With one hand on their phones, and the other waving in the air, teens danced and sang along to well-known Guster songs, like “Satellite” and “Two Points for

  • My NFTY Story: Andrew Keene, NFTY President, 2013-2014

    Reflections: My year as NFTY President came at a very exciting point in the Campaign for Youth Engagement. The year began spending several days over the summer in the URJ offices in New York asking big questions about what youth engagement could look like under a new paradigm. It is