• 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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  • Mazel Tov Class of 2019!

    Last weekend, NFTY CAR joined together for their last event of the year, Kolbo. Kolbo is always bittersweet because although we get to welcome so many new faces into our community, we also need to say goodbye to our beloved seniors. Each graduating member of NFTY has impacted our community in more ways than one


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  • My Son Discovered His Jewish Identity at NFTY

    To find a place in this world is a treasure. To feel that something matters in this world is a gift. To sense that one is a part of something far greater than oneself might offer us purpose in life. In the book of Proverbs we read, “Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it.”


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  • Meet the Candidates for the NFTY-CAR Regional Board

    NFTY CAR is governed by a board of teen leaders who are selected to serve a one-year term. We are excited to introduce the candidates for the 2019-2020 Regional Board! Elections will be on March 31st from 3:00 – 8:00 PM at Beth Tikvah. They are open to 8th-12th graders.


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  • Why We Loved NFTYpalooza 2018!

    Shalom NFTY-CAR! On September 3rd we had our annual kickoff event.  This year’s theme was NFTYpalooza. Some highlights included: inflatables (like a jousting arena and human hungry hungry hippo), R & B City DJ, and live music from Six on Friday, our favorite local band.  It was a fun way to start off the new year, see all of our friends, and connect high schoolers in NFTY with teens from NFTY678, our middles school program.


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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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  • Finding Your Passion: Resources from Fall Kallah

    Pluralism is the belief that there is truth and value in other religions and philosophies. Pluralistic Judaism is based on the Jewish concept of “Tarbut HaMachloket,” which, in Hebrew, means “freedom of thinking and speech.”


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