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Sarah Friedman stands at a podium bearing the name NFTY Convention

"Connection doesn’t have to be this huge thing. It can be small things, too, that make just as big of an impact."

Sarah Friedman
Glory Mayreis stands at a podium bearing the name NFTY Convention

In eighth grade, I finally came to terms with my LGBTQ identity. A year later, standing outside our synagogue on a Friday night, I came out to my twin brother.

Glory Mayreis
A cupped pair of hands holding a small green plant in dirt

Learn Torah from NFTY-ite April Springer, winner of this year’s Blickstein D’var Torah Competition.

April Springer
Teen girl facing away from the camera in a shirt that reads STRONGER in front of a seated audience of other teens

I want to be open about my faith so that others may not have to experience the same hardships my family went through.

Anonymous
Teen wearing Converse and holding backpack against a brick wall

On Saturday night, I asked my 15-year-old son how he was doing. Was he scared? Overwhelmed?

Michelle Shapiro Abraham with Dr. Betsy Stone
Kutz campers in a group each holding signs about why they vote

My name is Tali, and I just spent three and a half weeks learning how to be an effective and just leader

Tali Meisel
Group photo of Heller High students

On a recent Shabbat morning in Israel, a group of high school students experienced something extraordinary – and far more common in Israel than most people know.

Rabbi Loren Sykes
Members of Temple Beth Orr at a March for Our Lives event

Days after the shooting in Parkland, a congregant asked me to go to the high school with her to offer a prayer. My encounter there helped me and my community turn crisis to opportunity.

Rabbi Marci R. Bloch
Reform Jewish teens seen from behind at gun violence prevention march

I don't want my daughter to know we live in a world in which she could get shot in her second-grade classroom. Am I too protective? Too naive? Too selfish?  

Lisa Samick
Reform Jewish students at March for Our Lives

As a follow-up to last month’s March for Our Lives, Reform Jewish young people have designated April 10th as a National Call-In Day for Gun Violence Prevention.

Logan Zinman Gerber

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