• Reflections on NFTY Convention 2019

    Seeing six teens you don’t know can be overwhelming. But try nearly 600 teens like at NFTY Convention. I was lucky enough to go into the weekend knowing a number of people from my region and from my time at URJ Kutz Camp last summer, but even with that, I still sometimes felt lost in a sea of faces I didn’t recognize. I felt like I was starting all over again in NFTY.


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  • Election Packet for NFTY-SW Regional Board Candidates

    Teen leadership is one of the highest priorities within NFTY. At NFTY-SW Spring Kallah, we will elect our new NFTY-SW Regional Board for 2019-2020. We are excited to share the elections packet with you. All materials are due March 24, 2019!


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  • Who are we? We are NFTY-SW.

    Who are we? We are NFTY-SW.  Check out our video to see us in action!


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  • A Taste of Fall Kallah

    Here’s a taste of our weekend at NFTY-SW Fall Kallah.


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  • Creation of the World – B’reishit

    Shabbat Shalom, my name is Brooke Weiss. I am a senior from TCTY and this is my third fall kallah. This week’s Torah portion is B’reishit. It is the beginning of the Torah cycle and discusses the creation of the world. God creates the world in seven days, concluding with the first Shabbat. The first Shabbat was a very important beginning and although this is NOT the first Shabbat this weekend, it IS the first NFTY Shabbat for a lot of you.


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  • 50% of GETY: How NFTY Helped Maintain my Judaism When My Temple Closed Its Doors

    Even though I resented the drive to Sunday School every week and dreaded having to add Thursdays to the equation once I reached the fourth grade, it was still my home. It may have rented space from a church and had only three religious school teachers, but the community was like a family. My friend and NFTY Giant Jon Raben once described it as, “a bunch of friends got together and hired a rabbi, then the rabbi became their friend.” He couldn’t have been more correct.


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  • Put these dates on your calendar!

    We are excited to share our calendar for the year!


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  • A Reflection on my NFTY-SW Experience

    I went to my first NFTY-SW event in 2015, Fall Kallah, as a timid sophomore with few friends. At the time, I had no idea what NFTY-SW really was. I just knew that they had an event at Camp Stein and that I’d be able to see people I knew from camp. So I asked my parents to sign me up, and a few weeks later I was on the way.


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  • 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.


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  • NFTY Phoenix @ the Phoenix Pride Parade

    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 surrounded by friends feeling nothing but love and happiness.


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