• Our Story isn’t Just History

    By Rabbi Rich Kirschen, Director In today’s ever-changing world, we are constantly overwhelmed with need to constantly be on the go. The start of a NFTY in Israel summer feels no different, so it’s all the more important that we stop and take a moment to share our gratitude that we can explore our land, […]


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  • My First Impressions of Israel

    By Aleeza Schneider, GUCI in Israel Bus 2 Participant When we first got off the plane, my first thought was how I was so happy to finally walk and stretch out. Being on a flight for that long can hurt your knees! Then as I walked through the airport taking in the surroundings, I was […]


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  • GUCI in Israel Bus 2 – Meet Your Staff!

    Hey GUCI teens, get excited to leave tomorrow for Israel! Here is a quick look at who your staff are.


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  • Coleman in Israel Bus 1 – Meet Your Staff!

    Hey Coleman teens, get excited to leave tomorrow for Israel! Here is a quick look at who your staff are.


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  • A Step-by-Step Guide for Departure Day

    Our first buses leave for Israel in less than 4 weeks! This means we’re about to facilitate 470 teens transferring through our various gateway airports on their way to Israel or Europe. Fortunately, they’re not all traveling on the same day!


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  • The Language of LGBTQ Pride in Israel

    By Rabbi Reuven Greenvald, Director of Israel Engagement LGBTQ Pride marches began as a way to continue the struggles and victories symbolized by the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. Annually, on various dates mostly in June, LGBTQ communities organize events across cities in the U.S. and around the world. Properly understood, […]


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  • Tangible Memories: The NFTY in Israel Travel Journal

    By Dan Garwood, North American Coordinator If you asked me what I’m most excited for this summer, one of my answers would be the incredibly creative ways that participants will use the NFTY in Israel Travel Journal! We’ve mailed a copy of the Travel Journal to every participant, so everyone on the trip this summer […]


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  • Ready for Summer 2019? Here’s how to follow along the journey

    Welcome families! This summer, your teen will embark on the journey of a lifetime with NFTY in Israel! Our team, in New York and Israel are working tirelessly to prepare for another amazing summer! As you prepare for the departure of your teen, 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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  • 5 Ways to Observe Yom HaZikaron Outside Israel

    By Kate Bigam Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, is a deeply somber time in the State of Israel. Writes an American Reform cantor who took her sabbatical in Israel, In Israel, it’s personal. There is nothing remote or symbolic about Yom HaZikaron for Israelis. It is the day when you remember specific people in your family, or […]


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