My Advice for Future Israel Travelers

The Clipboard: News from the URJ Youth, Camp & Israel Programs

February 5, 2015 | 16 Sh’vat 5775

WoW My Advice for Future Israel Travelers cat-camp
NFTY-EIE High School in Israel

Jordan, a participant on the spring 2014 NFTY-EIE semester has advice for spring 2015 students: Take pictures, BE ADVENTUROUS, and take time for yourself. Most importantly she says, don’t be afraid to get lost, both metaphorically and actually. NFTY-EIE challenged her to step outside of her comfort zone, and she’ll never forget that.  Read more»

dangottpop Finding My Jewish Identity on Birthright cat-camp
URJ Camp Kalsman and URJ Kesher Taglit-Birthright Israel

Before embarking on a URJ Kesher trip with fellow staff members from URJ Camp Kalsman, Bella had become disenchanted with the idea of the Israel. After participating with her friends and using the safe space to grapple with her ideas of Jewish identity, Bella realized how much she valued her Jewish identity, and the encouraging environment that Camp Kalsman provides.  Read more »

SAR Inclusion for All at NFTY-SAR’s Fall Kallah cat-israel
NFTY Southern Area Region

This year, one of NFTY’s Social Action themes is inclusion. As a result, NFTY-SAR welcomed Benjamin, a remarkable young man born with mitochondrial myopathy, a disorder that attacks the energy generators in cells. Including those who are considered “disabled” made NFTY-SAR teens appreciate their experiences and how to enjoy them, even more. “ Read more »

harlam Headlines From NFTY’s 75th Year cat-nfty2

As NFTY’s 75th year comes to a close, the NFTY North American Board is reflecting on its rich history, and looking forward to its vibrant future. From engaging teens from 75 new congregations, to collaborating with other Jewish youth movements, NFTY is on its way towards creating an even more robust and inclusive movement.  Read more »

camptoisrael Questioning the Potential for Peace in Israel cat-camp

In this piece, SaraAnn asks: “If it’s possible that we can achieve a land of our own, is it so impossible to dream that we may someday live there in peace?” After traveling to Israel to participate in Netzer Veida (gathering of Reform Jewish teens from around the world), SaraAnn’s recounts her experience, and the possibilities of peace in the future.  Read more»

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