By Ruben Arquilevich About eight weeks ago, we sounded the shofar to celebrate the Jewish new year and to announce plans to open in-person summer camps and Israel journeys. This pronouncement led to an outpouring of ruach, joy, gratitude, and love from tens of … [Read more...] about With Joy, Gratitude & Love, an Update on Summer 2021
NFTY - The Reform Jewish Youth Movement
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
The Union for Reform Judaism has named Ruben Arquilevich to the newly created role of Vice President of URJ Camps, NFTY, and Immersive Experiences.
Arquilevich served as director of URJ Camp Newman for more than 25 years and, more recently, was named URJ Director of Camping … [Read more...] about Comings and Goings:
Ruben Arquilevich (URJ-NFTY)
By Rabbi Becky Hoffman Mark is an 11th grader at our congregation. He has not stepped into our synagogue since the day of his Bar Mitzvah other than High Holy Day services. The family has stayed members because there is a younger brother who is a year away from his Bar … [Read more...] about Counting Differently – Success with Teen Engagement
Representing the next generation of congregational and community leaders, NFTY - the North American Reform Jewish Youth Movement - held its biennial Convention this past weekend, in Dallas, TX. They were joined by adult lay leaders, professionals, clergy, and stakeholders who … [Read more...] about 1,000+ Jewish Teens and Adult Leaders Gather in Dallas for NFTY Convention and Youth Summit