• 2020 Senior Wills

    Thank you to our graduating class of 2020 for all that you have brought to NFTY. Mazel tov and we wish you all the best in your next adventures! Thank you for taking the time to create your “senior wills” and share with our community favorite memories and well wishes to others in NFTY. You

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  • Details for NFTY Chicago Elections 2020

    Thank you for joining NFTY Chicago for our first-ever virtual elections. All 8th-12th graders that have attended a NFTY event in the past year or are active in their Temple Youth Group are eligible to register to vote and participate in elections. In order to be able to vote, you must join the elections at

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  • Everything you Need to Know About Virtual NFTY Chicago Kolbo

    We are thrilled to share that NFTY Chicago Kolbo, our biggest spring event of the year, is still happening this April, just virtually! There will still be the magic of NFTY, with Israeli dancing, Shabbat, music, meals together, elections, social action, laughter, and great friends. We are excited for all the possibilities that our first-ever

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  • Regional Board Candidates

    Our 2020-2021 Regional Board Candidates Are… Join NFTY-CAR this April 3-5 virtually as we elect next year’s regional board leaders. We are thrilled to announce that for the first time ever, 8th graders can cast their ballots in the regional board elections. All 8th-12th graders can vote! Claire Hershenhouse – Candidate for President Hi NFTY!

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  • Join Me at NFTY Nashir for Music & Friends!

    By Asher Rigler I’ve attended NFTY Nashir: Teen Songleading Institute twice, in Freshman and Sophomore years, and have had a blast and learned something new both times. Not to mention, I made some incredible new friends. I was initially reluctant to go after my cantor told me about it, thinking “I already songlead three days

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  • Be a Leader in NFTY-CAR!

    In NFTY our values guide our actions and the future of our youth movement. One of these core values is teen leadership. We are a teen-led youth movement, and in order to continue to grow, we need teen leaders like YOU! Now is your opportunity to apply to be on the NFTY-CAR cabinet!!! The cabinet is

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  • The Power of We

    In response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, communities across the country have come together to help protect our schools and our students. What makes this gun violence prevention movement different from groups in the past is that it is lead by teenagers.

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  • Speaking Up for Those Who May Not be Able To

    In January I attended L’Taken, a four-day social justice seminar run by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism that ends with lobbying on Capitol Hill. Two of my friends and I decided to lobby for immigration reform, more specifically the DREAM Act of 2017, because we knew that we had the opportunity here to speak up for those that couldn’t do it themselves. We also wanted to show our support for such an important issue that impacted so many people across our country. 

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  • Kolbo Round Up

    We’re excited to share resources and downloads from our incredible last event of 2018. Check back for updates!

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  • Shehecheyanu: A Thank You to My NFTY Giant

    As my time working for NFTY Chicago comes to a close this weekend, I can’t help but think of the people and places that brought me here. While we say the Shehecheyanu to praise God in moments of joy, I wish there was a prayer to praise the people that sustained me and helped to give me this life, and this NFTY community.

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