• 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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  • 7 Incredible Opportunities For You and Your NFTY Friends

    Registration is open for Summer 2018 and more! From two new specialty summer camps, to leadership and social justice opportunities, to Israel and beyond. Visit urjyouth.org for your road map to adventure! 


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  • Where do we go from here?

    This year our regional leaders have really stepped up our social justice game. Some of the topics we’ve covered this year include:


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  • The Next Big Thing: 2017-2019 NFTY Chicago Calendar

    Over the last few years, the lives and schedules of NFTY Chicago participants have been changing. More and more high school and middle school teens have been unable to access some events and opportunities due to changing school calendars, conflicting family vacations, and so many other circumstances.


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  • Meet Your Regional Board Candidates for 2017-2018

    We are thrilled to have a talented, enthusiastic group of leaders who have committed to running for Regional Board for the 2017-2018 school year. These teens have crafted Letters of Intent, which you can read by clicking their names, so you can explore their ideas before Elections on March 19th.


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  • LTI Speakers and Teachers

    An independent Chicago Alderman and the youngest person serving on the City Council, Alderman Pawar has been dubbed the “anti-politics alderman.” You don’t want to miss the story of the campaign he led out of a bowling alley, with the help of his friends and a high school freshman from Oak Park.


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  • Kickoff Gesh

    The Gesh, short for gesher or “bridge” in Hebrew, is our “bridge” between NFTY events. Check out our Gesh from this fall!


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  • How do I pay for NFTY Convention?

    NFTY Convention is coming to Chicago in February! We are so excited to be the host region for this incredible event February 17-20th, 2017, and we want as many NFTYites there as possible. Not sure if you want to go? Read about some of the amazing highlights, written by our very own Molly, who is helping to plan Convention.


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  • Environmental Action – Follow Up From Summer Kallah

    As you transition back into school the school year, we want to urge you to continue to be conscious of the world around you. Here is a recap of some things we learned about and discussed at Summer Kallah 2016. With our focus on teva, or nature, we talked about the smaller things we can do to make an impact.


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  • NFTY and Bright Star Church: #BetterTogether

    This year, NFTY Chicago began a partnership with Bright Star Church, a predominately African American church from Bronzeville, on the south side of Chicago, which also engage their youth in social justice and gun violence prevention work. We planned on having a combined program at our spring event, Kolbo.


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