Shalom and welcome to NFTY's Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Area Region (NFTY-PAR) includes all of Pennsylvania (excluding Erie, PA), Southern NJ, and Delaware. More about NFTY-PAR >
Register today for SLK, August 18-21. This event is focused around leadership development for every aspect of your life. You will leave SLK with tangible tools that you can apply to your TYG, job, school activities, teams and more. Registration closes August 5....click the Event Information page for more details!!
Join us May 15-17 at Camp Harlam to kick-off our 2015-2016 year together! This will be the first event planned and lead by the new NFTY-PAR Board. This event's focus is arts, sports, new members, meeting people and getting a taste of NFTY. Registration will open soon...join us for an awesome weekend!!
May is a very important month in the NFTY-PAR community, most likely the most important. May is the changing of the guard, the beginning and the end. NFTY-PAR’s first event of the new year, Haggigah/Maccabiah (or Hag/Mac), takes place in May. The event is our new member event in which current eighth graders from around the region are invited and twelfth graders are not. It is the first event without the seniors that graduated at Spring Kallah just one month earlier. The newly installed regional board plans the entire event in about the span of one month, which in and of itself is a spectacular feat.
From May 15-17, NFTY-PAR had our first event of the year called Haggigah/Maccabiah, or Hag/Mac. It was open to 8th-11th graders and was at Camp Harlam. This event was my first as a Regional Board member, which means I planned this event with the rest of the NFTY-PAR Regional Board from start to finish, and ran the whole thing. This experience was so fun and amazing, and I loved every minute.
“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” This wise and intuitive statement was spoken by none other than one of the fathers of education, John Dewey. We are all educators. Whether you spend the lion’s share of your time planning and executing traditional education programs, youth group programs, or simply spending time with your families, we are all constantly teaching each other. As Jewish Educators, we believe that we should lead by example in every facet of our lives. This resonated with me when I was asked to participate this year in a joint venture offered by NFTY-PAR and Camp Harlam.