NFTY in Israel: A Reform Jewish Journey

NFTY in Israel: A Reform Jewish Journey

By Rabbi Rich Kirschen, Director As you are reading this, our teens are preparing for Shabbat services in the Galilee, on the Mediterranean coast, in Jerusalem and even in Krakow, Poland. This has been an intensive week for all our participants who have been exploring...
When I first came to Israel

When I first came to Israel

By Eliana Gertler, Bus 3 Participant When I first came to Israel it felt like a whole new chapter in my life. I was able to see the palm trees, feel the warm breeze, and it made me feel special, like I was home away from home. I already started to get to know the...
The Obligation of Asking Questions

The Obligation of Asking Questions

By Rabbi Rich Kirschen, Director Tonight, some of our teens will be spending Shabbat in the city of Krakow, Poland while others will be experiencing morning prayer in the Negev desert. Other teens will be saying kiddush surrounded by the rolling hills of the Galilee,...
Instagram Takeover

Instagram Takeover

This summer, we are having each bus takeover the @nftyisrael Instagram page for one day! Check out the schedule to follow along the journey:  
A Step-by-Step Guide for Departure Day

A Step-by-Step Guide for Departure Day

By Dan Garwood, NFTY in Israel North American Coordinator  Our first buses leave for Israel tomorrow! This means we’re about to facilitate 500+ teens transferring through our various gateway airports on their way to Israel or Europe. Fortunately, they’re not all...
Tangible Memories: The NFTY in Israel Travel Journal

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...