• 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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  • Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Addresses NFTY Chicago

      On April 9th at our Leadership Training Institute, we were joined by US Congresswoman and Beth Emet member Jan Schakowsky. She shared what inspired her leadership, what roots her passion for making change in Judaism, and took the time to answer questions from NFTYites on everything from the current presidential election to gun violence


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  • Love Letters to NFTY

    The only bad thing about NFTY is that eventually…you graduate. Mitch Cohen’s Video Love Letter to NFTY Check out our end of year newsletter, The Gesh, for photos from our year together and Senior Wills.


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  • NFTY Chicago Middle School Survey

    Over the last few years, NFTY Chicago has been working hard to make our middle school programming the best that it can be to ensure involvement and engagement for Jewish pre-teens in the entire Chicago area. In order to get into the minds of our participants, over the last few weeks a survey was sent


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  • LTI Speakers and Teachers

    Keynote Speaker Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Jan Schakowsky has been a lifelong consumer advocate and a champion for, what she sees as, the disappearing middle class. From her days as a young housewife who led the campaign to put expiration dates on food products to the 2008 passage of legislation she helped write making children’s products


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  • We’ll See YOU in the Windy City! #NFTYConvention 2017

    NFTY Convention is a one of a kind experience – bringing together more than 1,000 Reform Jewish teens from across North America. Come join us and be part of something bigger (it’s NFTY’s biggest event!), experience shaping a Movement, and have a great time.


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