• NELFTY Alumna Creates App for Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Editor’s Note: We love sharing the exciting things our alumni are up to, like Susan Stern Ringel, NELFTY ’82, who created a mobile app to help commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins the evening of April 23 this year. Read on to learn more about her creation, motivation,

  • A Look Back at NFTY Convention 2017

    We're back from Chicago and we had a blast connecting with dozens of alumni and watching the youth of the movement share the NFTY joy we all know so well.

  • NFTY + OneTable: How Our Youth Organizations (Still) Help Our Career

    My NFTY experience was unique because by the time I was ready to be involved, the group needed to be reorganized. I was motivated to get the ball running and put Hawaii on the NFTY map. Our chapter, Honolulu Oahu Temple Youth (or HOOTY), was small but strong.

  • NFTY Live at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

    Current NFTY President Kathryn Fleisher, NFTY alum Rabbi Jonah Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center, and Miriam Chilton, Vice President for Youth for the URJ, were among the hundreds of thousands who marched at the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. They shared a live video of their

  • 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.