• Top 6 Best Things in Prague

    By: Jed Chizner, 2017 NFTY in Israel Participant 1. History When you walk through Prague you can’t help but see and feel the history. Prague or the real name, Praha, means door step. The “door step” represents the tolerance of all people. 2. Food The food is great! There is a ton of Italian for […]


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  • Complexity and Discovery in the Negev Desert

    Each summer, many of our colleagues involved in Israel and youth engagement work spend some time with our groups in Israel. We were privileged to have Rabbi Reuven Greenvald, Director of Israel Engagement for the URJ, spend several days with our group of teens from GUCI, the URJ camp in Indiana. His reflections illustrate the profound impact that 3 days in the Negev desert have right at the beginning of our trips.


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  • Staff NFTY in Israel and Give Teens a Lasting Impact

    In my years working with Jewish youth I have learned this: authenticity is key. If you want to be taken seriously, you must know what you’re are talking about and be willing to express it passionately. If Israel is a place you feel passionate about, and you have a desire to have an impact on the Reform Jewish leaders of today and tomorrow, you need go.


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  • 5 Exciting Israeli Inventions

    1. Israel Walk-And-Fly Rooster Robot - Developed by RoboTiCan, the Rooster can assist rescuers to reach injured victims of disasters.


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  • 5 Things You Can Do Now to Prep for Summer

    NFTY in Israel trips depart in June, just seven months from now! It seems like a ways away, but in my experience, that time will fly by.


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  • November in Jerusalem for NFTY in Israel

    It's November in Jerusalem. We are busy creating the summer travel itineraries for our upcoming Adventure and L'dor V'dor groups. In addition to visiting Israel's most iconic sites like Masada, the Dead Sea, and the Old City of Jerusalem, we are also adding new sites and programs to our itinerary.


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  • Israel through the lens of social justice

    The power of placing a hand upon the Western Wall itself, the beauty in watching the sun rise from the fortress of Masada, the awe-inspiring view of the golden Dome of the Rock. The spiritual force felt while wandering the twisted alleys of Tsfat, the serenity of floating in the Dead Sea, the bustle of final Shabbat preparations in the shuks.


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  • 10 Awesome Things You Get to Do On NFTY in Israel

    Get hyped for the best summer of your life!


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  • Top Ten Fun Times From Israel

    By Jo Cohn and Bellamy Richardson
    Looking back on an amazing summer, teens prepared their top ten list of most fun moments!


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  • You Israeli Great!

    By Josh Fielding
    Meeting the Israelis was a really great and incredible experience. Learning about their lives growing up in a country in which they learn to deal with conflict constantly was a really eye-opening experience. Specifically, when we did an activity teaching us about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the leader asked the Israelis to stand up if they had family or friends who had been killed in the conflict and every Israeli stood up. Even though they are just teenagers with very similar interests as ours, their situation is at a stark contrast to ours. In a few years, we'll be off at college, in a few years, they'll be serving in the IDF.


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