• 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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  • 7 Incredible Opportunities For You and Your NFTY Friends

    Registration is open for Summer 2018 and more! From two new specialty summer camps, to leadership and social justice opportunities, to Israel and beyond. Visit urjyouth.org for your road map to adventure! 


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  • An Unexpected Journey – Lobbying for Undocumented Immigrants

    On April 1st I packed my bags for a trip to Washington D.C. with the Jewish Latino Teen Coalition. While I was excited, I really had no idea what to expect. I certainly didn’t expect the incredible journey that it became.


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  • NFTY-SW General Board and Chair Applications 2017-2018

    NFTY-SW is committed to giving everyone the opportunity to lead. It’s said right in the NFTY Mission Statement that we pursue personal growth and youth empowerment through teen-powered engagement.


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