The North American Board is an elected group of five leaders in NFTY. There are five positions; President, Programming Vice President, Religious and Cultural Vice President, Social Action Vice President, and Membership and Communications Vice President. The positions are generally held by incoming university Freshman who extend their NFTY tenure as North American leaders. Being a NFTY North American Board member is an incredible honor that comes with many responsibilities and duties, mainly as the head of their respective Networks. As a unit, the Board works to both maintain and progress the movement from generation to generation.

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Andrew Keene, NFTY President
Andrew Keene is the NFTY President for the 2013-2014 year. A native of NFTY-Northern, Andrew served as RCVP and President of SHFTY (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), as well as the Northern Regional Board. He is two time alum of the HUC Study Weekend, URJ Biennial, and last year attended the Regional Board Leadership Track at the URJ Kutz Camp. This year, Andrew will be focusing his time on NFTY and Teen Engagement work on the local and North American level througha trial gap-year program for North American Board Leadership. Additionally, Andrew is a fan of Law and Order SVU, tea, and puns!
 
Morgan Weidner, NFTY Programming Vice President

Morgan Weidner is the NFTY Programming Vice President for the 2013-2014 year. Last year she served as the regional PVP of
NFTY-NW. She is originally from Bellevue, WA and belongs to Temple De Hirsch Sinai. Morgan will be attending Scripps College in Claremont, CA and plans to study Economics and International Relations.  She is a 3 year alum of URJ Camp Kalsman and spent a semester on NFTY-EIE. Morgan enjoys dancing, playing tetris, drinking tea, and listening to the radio. 

 
Gordon Kaye, NFTY Social Action Vice President
Gordon Kaye recently served as regional Social Action Vice President of NFTY’s Ohio Valley Region (OV) and is a member of The Temple Ohabai Shalom in Nashville, TN. Gordon has spent seven summers at URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute as a camper, an avodahnik and most recently a staff member. He also traveled to Israel with NFTY in the summer of 2010. Gordon is the son of Sally and Mitchell Kaye.
 
Micah Friedman, NFTY Religious and Cultural Vice President
Micah Friedman is thrilled to be the incoming 2013-2014 NFTY Religious and Cultural Vice-President. Micah has been involved in NFTY since his freshman year of High School and has served this last year as the RCVP of NFTY-STR (Southern Tropical Region). He grew up in Temple Terrace, FL and is a proud member of Congregation Beth Am. Micah will be an incoming freshman at Florida State University in the fall where he plans on studying Religion and Communications. This summer will be Micah’s fourth summer at the URJ Kutz Camp as he has previously participated in both the Torah Corps and the Regional Board Leadership majors. On a typical day, you might find Micah playing soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, or searching for obscure rap music.
 
Aaron Heft, NFTY Membership and Communications Vice President
Aaron Heft is the incredibly ecstatic 2013-2014 NFTY Membership and Communications Vice President! Last year, Aaron served as the Communications
Vice President in NFTY's Mid-Atlantic Region. This will be his first summer spent at a Jewish overnight camp and he couldn't be more thrilled! In the fall, Aaron will attend East Carolina University to study Hospitality Management. When Aaron isn't working on NFTY-related things, he can usually be found watching television shows on Netflix or online shopping for clothes he'll never actually buy. If he could be any aisle in a grocery store, he would be the cereal aisle, because he loves cereal and if possible, would eat cereal all day, every day.
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“Anachnu Hachalutzim Shel Netzer!” ~ “We Are the Pioneers of Netzer!”

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In the second decade of our relationship with Netzer, we truly need to be the “Pioneers of Netzer!”
 
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Women of the Wall and How to Move Forward

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After celebrating the 25th anniversary of Women of the Wall, Ally is not only motivated to further the discussions started, but inspired and empowered by the dedication that our youth movement has for the future of the Reform movement and for Israel.
 
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Why Should We Bother Caring about Climate Change?

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In recent years, global warming has been a pretty hot topic. Many have written, spoken and protested about the threat of global warming - it has even been featured on the big screen! But why is it happening to our Earth? Why should we care?

 

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The Ideology of Netzer Veida

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“It’s only been three days and we’re already such good friends!” I’ve heard NFTYites make this excited claim at the end of almost every NFTY event I’ve been to for the past five years and Netzer Veida Olamit is no different.


 

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Opening Netzer Olami Veida in Israel

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As we started to descend from our eleven-hour plane ride, it was getting increasingly clearer to the passengers around me that this was my first trip to Israel. Perhaps it was because I looked out the window and loudly exclaimed...

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