• 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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  • NFTY Chicago and OSRUI Middle School Folk Night!

    Are you a Jewish 6th-8th grader who loves OSRUI or NFTY Chicago? Well, you’re about to be one. Join us Saturday, March 12th from 7:00-9:30pm at North Shore Congregation Israel (1185 Sheridan Road in Glencoe) for s’mores and a campfire, Saturday Night Folk Night, and Havdallah led by Nashir High School Musicians….and the whole thing is free! Questions? Email NFTY


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  • NFTY678 – Come Live Your Story

    by Daniel Jenks, NFTY678 Fellow, NFTY Chicago   On a sunny day in September, as I was driving up I-94 toward Northfield from my home in Oak Park, I reached into a paper bag on my passenger seat. I had stopped to get a bagel with lox and a knish from a local deli. You


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  • Why NFTY is Wearing Orange on June 2

    Unfortunately, gun violence enters our lives when we least expect it. As a movement based off the principle of tzedek, or justice, it is not enough for us to only recognize what is happening.


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  • My Legs Were Praying

    That is entrenched racism. That is privilege. That is why I walked and thought and prayed my way from Selma to Montgomery; it’s not enough for only my teens to be safe. Emma Lazarus wrote, “until we are all free, we are none of us free.”


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