December 20, 2014   28 Kislev 5775


Shalom and welcome to NFTY's Ohio Valley Region! NFTY-OV brings together Reform Jewish Teens from Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Pittsburgh (PA), Central and Southern Ohio, and western West Virginia. Our members come together at many times during the year for learning, fun, worship, community service, and fellowship to help young Jewish adults throughout the region build and strengthen lifetime ties with each other and Reform Judaism.



Our first event was Leaderships at GUCI August 30- September 2, 2013. A near record number of teens attended to learn more about leadership and how to make the TYGs the best ever.


For the first time, NFTY-OV hosted a full regional event in the fall instead of two subregional events. This was held at The Temple in Louisville, KY November 22-24, 2013. The theme was the Method of Miracles. Danny Nichols was out artist-in-residence for the weekend.  In addition to conducting songleading seminars, he lead our region in song at two of the local senior residence homes. 


Study Kallah is now a pleasant memory for the 11th and 12th graders who participated in a great weekend with the theme of Moving Mountains; Overcopming Adversity. Thank you to athe 5 teens who had a part in palnning the weekend!


NFTY-OV hosted 30 7th and 8th gradersfor JYG at GUCI March 28-30, 2014.  These were wonderful kids and show a lot of promise for the future of NFTY-OV 


Our culminating event of the year is Spring Regionals was held at Wise Temple in Cincinnati, OH April 3-7, 2014. Our new Regional Board were elected and our graduating seniors honored.




Photo - Fall Kallah
Fall Kallah (1 of 9)
Looking back at the past year, I am so happy to see that a lot of teens took advantage of what NFTY-OV had to offer. More is coming next year. Keep an eye out for it.
Upcoming Events
January 2015
01/30 - NFTY OV Study Kallah (Until 02/01)
March 2015
03/26 - NFTY OV Spring Kallah (Until 03/29)
NASHIR: NFTY Songleading Institute
 Nashir is a great opportunity for aspiring songleaders!! Learn how to capture a group of your peers for an inspiring song session. If you are interested, go to   to find out more information. There is also scholarship funds available. Contact Cookie with any questions.

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