How A Starbucks Line Shaped My Entire URJ Biennial Weekend

 

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November 25, 2015 | 13 Kislev 5776

How A Starbucks Line Shaped My Entire URJ Biennial Weekend How A Starbucks Line Shaped My Entire URJ Biennial Weekend
NFTY

When 5,000 people start their day in one building, you can expect the Starbucks line to be long, but at the 2015 URJ Biennial – that’s where some of the magic happened. The event brought together generations and became a hub for meaningful connections across all ages. Read more »

The Power of Biennial from 2149 Miles Away The Power of URJ Biennial from 2149 Miles Away
NFTY Southwest Region

While Shir Attias of NFTY-SW couldn’t go to Biennial this year, she still managed to feel as if she were there. Overcome with pride and inspiration watching the livestream from Orlando, she rallied her friends to fill her home temple sanctuary with the same unity she witnessed at Biennial Shabbat. Read more »

APoland - A Pilgrimage Every Jew Should Make Poland: A Pilgrimage Every Jew Should Make
NFTY-EIE High School in Israel

David Alon, a Jewish History teacher for NFTY-EIE High School in Israel, writes about his experience taking students on the Poland pilgrimage trip – a unique journey exposing teens to both the vivid life that existed in the Jewish communities of Europe, and the tragic deaths that followed in Holocaust. Read more »

Olim Fellows Retreat: A Spiritual and Social Justice Awakening in Atlanta Olim Fellows Retreat: A Spiritual and Social Justice
Awakening in Atlanta

URJ Crane Lake Camp

Camp counselors have a pivotal role in the lives of their campers. They can help make climbing the ropes course feel invigorating, not paralyzing; and finding a sense of family at camp comfortable rather than anxiety-inducing. Take an inside look into an inspiring retreat as part of our staff training, through the eyes of a First Year Olim Fellow.
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Why I Drove 300 Miles to Camp Why I Drove 300 Miles to Camp
URJ Greene Family Camp

Camp is a place that creates family, where you always feel welcome. One of the greatest aspects of Jewish camp is that it brings our kids together for a warm, immersive experience no matter what the size of their Jewish community back home may be.
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My Time in NFTY - An Eternal Flame My Time in NFTY: An Eternal Flame
NFTY Southern Tropical Region

What happens when we move our youth movement? One NFTYite writes of the light that can be ignited by youth when they become leaders and share ideas in their communities. Read more »

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