Shalom and welcome to NFTY's Chicago Area Region! NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism. NFTY’s Chicago Area Region (NFTY-CAR) comprises the city of Chicago, the surrounding urban and suburban areas, and northwestern Indiana. More about NFTY-CAR >

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Why NFTY is Wearing Orange on June 2

NFTY » NFTY-CAR   |   May 26, 2015 12:00 AM
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. It is our duty as NFTYites, as Jews, and as people to ensure gun violence is no longer part of our culture. There are many measures we can take towards raising awareness to gun violence prevention, but we need your help to make it happen.

My Legs Were Praying

NFTY » NFTY-CAR   |   Apr 27, 2015 12:00 AM
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.” Repairing the world requires activism on behalf of everyone. Social action is just that – action. It comes from a life of movement, continuing to put one foot in front of the other, praying with our legs, marching toward justice.

#TBT: SW, STR, TOR, and CAR

NFTY » NFTY-CAR   |   Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM
This past weekend was packed with NFTY festivities, from NFTY-SW and STR Fall Kallah, CAR Kickoff, and Na'aseh V'Nishmah! Check out just some of the incredible things that went down!
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