• 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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