• Why I Chose To March In The Pride Parade

    by Natalie Shinbaum, President, Temple Chai Temple Youth This past April, I woke up bright and early on a Sunday morning to join my friends and congregation to march in the Phoenix Pride Parade. We all met at Temple Chai and rode a bus to Downtown Phoenix. I really didn’t know what to expect, but


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  • Take a leadership role in NFTY-SW in 2019/2020

    NFTY-SW is reliant on the leadership of Jewish teens. There is so much work to be done and so many jobs available for each individual. The general board allows each participant to find their niche and specialize in making our region great. Whether it is music, editing or your spirit that makes you special, there


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  • A Modern Day Exodus

    By Josh Rosenblum, NFTY-SW Programming Vice-President For NFTY high school seniors, Spring Kallah is an ending. A time to complete one stage and move on to another. But for 7th and 8th graders around the time of Spring Kallah, NFTY is just getting started. Shortly after Spring Kallah, the NFTY 78 Social Action Weekend comes,


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  • NFTY-SW 78 Social Action Weekend 2019 Recap

    NFTY-SW 78 Social Action Weekend was a huge success! Don’t take our word for it – here are some of our favorite comments from the Sunday morning survey: “I made a lot of new friends and I will definitely go to future events.” “Everyone is so nice and accepting and it is so much fun


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  • Save these dates! NFTY-SW Event Calendar for 2019/2020

    We are so excited to share the event calendar for 2019/2020! Here are 3 things we are most excited about: 1) We are going back to Camp Stein for Fall Kallah AND we are bringing 7th & 8th graders with us.  That’s right!  We are adding a track just for our middle school NFTYites.  Track


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  • NFTY-SW Candidates for Regional Board Elections 2019-2020

    It is written in the Talmud “It is not the position that honors the person, but the person who honors the position.” 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.   NFTY-SW is governed


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  • 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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