By Michelle Shapiro Abraham, RJE, MAJE, Maya Levy & Fletcher Block In the last five years, like many Jewish organizations, NFTY: The Reform Jewish Youth Movement has been making gradual, intentional changes. Faced with falling numbers at overnight events and navigating new … [Read more...] about Like Dawn Skimming the Horizon: Riding the Changes in NFTY
Engaging Jewish Teens
By Seth Merrin and Lenny Silberman If we were struggling to connect the next generation to Jewish communal life before the pandemic, the effect of a prolonged dislocation from institutions that build Jewish identity may be devastating. Months without in-person convenings are … [Read more...] about Teen Engagement and the Pandemic: Crisis and Opportunity
By Rabbi Joshua Rabin Dear Friends, “The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day. T … [Read more...] about Redemption Through Relationships – A Letter To A Heartbroken Teen
By Emily Kolodney To every Jewish teen - anywhere and everywhere, It seems like we’re losing one thing after another, aren’t we? Don’t get me started on summer. Summer is what we look forward to all year, what we reminisce about with friends, what we yearn for. With so ma … [Read more...] about Why is This Summer Different Than All Other Summers?
By Dr. Betsy Stone We’re all in crisis right now. Between managing work and home, facing the loss of summer camps and the diminishment of services, worrying about cutbacks in our offices and in NFTY, trying to teach and work and parent and manage our own feelings, COVID-19 has … [Read more...] about Parenting Teens in a Time of Crisis