• Spread the Light – a NFTY-SW project

    By Shir Attias, NFTY-SW Religious and Cultural Vice-President   There is no doubt that the Jewish holidays are a special time for NFTY-ites. The Jewish holidays bring  matzah ball soup and phones flooded with texts and facebook posts wishing you a “Chag Sameach.” Yet, this feeling is perhaps strongest during Hanukkah, when– unlike the rest


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  • Taking Action – parashat Vayeshev

    By Alex Elbogen – Temple Kol Ami Temple Youth This week’s Torah portion of Vayeshev tells the story of Joseph, the son of Jacob and Rachel. Many people know of this story through its portrayal in movies and musical theatre, but not everyone is aware of its meaningful elements. Much of the story’s emphasis is


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  • The Power of Biennial from 2149 Miles Away

    By Shir Attias, NFTY-SW Religious and Cultural Vice President Friday afternoon I got home from school, changed into a dress, and picked out my favorite cardigan. I fixed my hair, did my makeup for the first time all week, and grabbed a blanket. Plopping on the couch, I turned on my T.V. to the Jewish


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  • High Hopes for the High Holidays

    By Shir Attias,  NFTY-SW Religious and Cultural Vice-President I remember the high holidays as a kid very well: huge dinner tables laden with soups, meats, and deserts; long winded services telling us to ask for forgiveness and look forward to a new year. I remember the long sermons prompting introspection, and I remember twiddling my


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  • NFTY-SW Spring Kallah 2015 Recap

    Spring Kallah was an incredible weekend, and I wouldn’t have expected anything less after what has been a truly outstanding year. Thanks to all our parents, staff, congregations, rabbis, and participants for making it one to remember!


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