• Apply to be on NFTY-SW General Board for 2018-2019

    There are so many great leaders in NFTY-SW, and so much work to be done!  NFTY-SW is committed to giving everyone the opportunity to lead.   We pursue personal growth and youth empowerment through teen-powered engagement. If you love NFTY and are committed to making it better, there is no better opportunity to make a positive


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  • NFTY Phoenix @ the Phoenix Pride Parade

    by Jacob Cohen The Phoenix Pride Parade was such an amazing day full of love and happiness. I chose to march to support everyone in the LGBT community and to support love. I can’t even fathom as to why there is so much hate in this world when there is no better feeling than being


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  • That time I spoke In Front of 27,000 People – March for our Lives

    Gun violence in America is more real and prevalent than ever. Sandy Hook happened when I was 12 years old and I remember exactly where I was when I found out that 26 children were murdered in cold blood. The scarier part was that NOTHING happened after the shooting.


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  • NFTY-SW Candidates for Regional Board Elections 2018-2019

    Teen leadership is one of the highest priorities within NFTY. There are many opportunities, on local, regional and North American levels, to be involved in peer-to-peer and adult-teen leadership experiences. At NFTY-SW Spring Kallah, we will elect our new Regional Board members for 2018-2019


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  • On Suicide Prevention: NFTY-SW Winter Kallah

    At the beginning of this month, NFTY-SW once again came together for another amazing Winter Kallah. Throughout the weekend, we got to do more of everything we love about NFTY. We sang our hearts out at friendship circle and song session. We celebrated Shabbat as a community.


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  • Reconnecting with my Jewish Identity

    The past three years of my life haven’t revolved around my Jewish community like it did when I was growing up. I’ve had some opportunities at Cal Poly to attend holiday services and to go to Seders at my cousins’ house, but I haven’t felt as strong of a Jewish presence in my life here.


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    Happy Hanukkah from NFTY-SW!

    Happy Hanukkah from your NFTY-SW Songleaders! Watch this video and then go register by January 10 for NFTY-SW Winter Kallah!


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  • An Interfaith Holiday Season

    As you pull up to my house this time of year, you’ll see bright blue lights lining my roof. As you walk through the front door, my dining room table is set up with a Star of David-patterned tablecloth, dreidels, and Hanukkiahs. As you look across into the living room, a brightly-colored Christmas tree will catch your eye. As you step into the room, you’ll find my family’s “Hanukkah bush” in the corner: a small tree decorated with a Star of David topper and Jewish-themed ornaments.


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  • On Being Courageous – A Reflection on NFTY-SW Fall Kallah 2017

    It’s safe to say that the world can be a scary and mysterious place. Finding the strength to navigate it can be even scarier. For millennia, we as a people have had to live in a world that has thrown seemingly endless hate and prejudice our way, but to this day we continue to prosper and prevail.


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  • Whoever Saves One Life…

    It’s been two weeks since the tragic massacre in Las Vegas.  At this point we are all too familiar with the tragic events that transpired October 1st. The cycle seems to repeat itself.


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