• Welcome Families! Learn more about how to stay in touch this summer

    This summer, your teen will embark on the journey of a lifetime with NFTY in Israel! As your family prepares for your son or daughter to participate in this incredible opportunity, we want to take a moment to share with you how you can stay in touch and share in their experience this summer.


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  • Becoming Motek

    Well it has officially begun! Group 9, Motek, is officially HERE in Prague!!! The staff of Motek (Sweetheart - commonly used Hebrew slang) waited at the Prague airport excited for our participants to arrive!


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  • We Are Really in Israel

    I was goofing around on a sand dune in Israel with old and new friends whom I really hope I'll get closer to over the next month. It was such a great experience. I couldn't possibly pick a highlight. For me, our journey through the desert was like a chain: if you take out one link, the chain breaks and isn't complete.


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  • The Beauty of Nature

    The desert experience of this NFTY in Israel trip has been by far the most meaningful and fulfilling engagement I have ever taken a part in. So many obstacles and challenges awaited each of us on our trip through what seemed to be an uninhabitable wasteland.


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  • Welcome to Praha!

     After arriving at the airport we made our way to the hotel for some lunch and orientation. During orientation, the participants got to know their counselors as well as the unit supervisor.


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  • Back to Civilization

    On Wednesday, June 21st, the staff of the Pitzuchim (assorted nuts, seeds, etc... commonly found at an Israeli Friday night oneg) unit eagarly awaited the arrival of the precious cargo of 29 NFTYites with beaming smiles and a hand-made sign cut to resemble a house which read "welcome home".


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  • From Dust to Dust

    I am at a loss of words to explain how it felt to actually be in the place where our people were treated so cruelly. We walked through the same gates and down the same paths.


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  • History of Our People

    At first, I didn't know what to do. My mind was frozen as I looked around at the torturous machines and damaged barracks, some taken down, others standing tall, but the misery and torture of the Jews can still be felt from the entrance to this horrible death camp.


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  • From Darkness to Light

    Group 1 in on their way to Israel and can't wait to finally be in the sunshine of this land of Milk and Honey. The past week in Europe has been a very intense week in the lives of the teen participants.  


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  • Wandering Through the Desert

    The past three days were spent hiking in the Negev Desert.  Like the Children of Israel that wandered through the desert for 40 years, Groups 4 and 5 have been travelling through the breathtaking beauty of the southern part of Israel. On Friday after a hike in the Eilat Mountains we travelled to our campsite to get ready for Shabbat.


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  • Hope and Gratitude

    Traveling through the history of Eastern European Jewry with NFTY L’Dor V’Dor Group 1 this week has underscored this: the best antidote to despair, sadness and great tragedy is to see the pure joy of adventure through the eyes of our teens.


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