• 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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  • Embracing Our Differences: The Value of Accidental Association

    One of the most inspiring moments in my life came at a time when I least expected it. About this time last year, my family and I were discussing our financial limits and the choices we’d have to make going forward.


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  • 2017 Elections Information Live!

    Are you interested in taking on a greater leadership role within NFTY CWR? The elections packet for NFTY Central West Regional Board is live!


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  • Meet your Candidates for Regional Board!

    Candidate for President: Moriah Chedekel Candidate Video Position Poster Candidates for Programming Vice President: Rachel Chancellor Candidate Video Position Poster Nina Heller Candidate Video Position Poster Candidates for Social Action Vice President: Liora Ami Candidate Video Position Poster Kaitlyn Huntley Candidate Video Position Poster Candidate for Religious and Cultural Vice President: Hannah Marcus Candidate Video


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  • We’ll See YOU in the Windy City! #NFTYConvention 2017

    NFTY Convention is a one of a kind experience – bringing together more than 1,000 Reform Jewish teens from across North America. Come join us and be part of something bigger (it’s NFTY’s biggest event!), experience shaping a Movement, and have a great time.


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  • Teen Stress: To What End?

    It seems that every few months, another article, news item, or study presents itself around the issue of teen stress and the pressures our young people face at school. We read about students taking higher level courses at younger ages, staying up increasingly later on school nights and feeling buried under heavy loads of homework.


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  • Elections Information now LIVE!

    Are you interested in taking on a greater leadership role within NFTY CWR? The elections packet for NFTY CWR Regional Board is live! CWR Elections Packet 2016   Deadlines at a glance: February 21st, 5 PM: Make contact with President Alea Chedekel, Regional Director Samara Leader, and Regional Board member currently holding your position. March


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  • How the Religious Action Center Magnified Our Social Impact

    By Rachel Wolff, NFTY CWR Social Action Vice President Last December at NFTY Central West Region’s Fallinter, a teen weekend for youth group participants from all over the Western region, we took a large step outside of our comfort zone. The benefits of doing so were directly proportional to the risk, and we left the weekend


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  • NFTY-CWR: Special Report – NFTY Convention

    The first thought that most people have when they hear NFTY Convention is “What is that?” NFTY is the North American Federation of Temple Youth. In February, NFTY held its bi- annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia with 1,000 teens and 300 staff members, or youth professionals, in attendance. The theme “Myself, My Community and My World” was the perfect definition of everything that we were about to explore in our journey throughout the weekend.


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