Shalom and welcome to NFTY's Pennsylvania Area Region! NFTY-PAR brings together Reform Jewish Teens from Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. 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. More about NFTY-PAR >

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!!
Are you interested in learning more about NFTY-PAR? Do you want to start a temple youth group? The NFTY-PAR Board would love to join your members or interested teens for a caravan to help move your congregation forward. Please contact us for more information.
Registration is open for Spring Kallah 2015! Join us April 10-12 as we celebrate our year together and honor our TYGs and leaders at our banquet. Click event information today and register now! See you there!!
Upcoming Events
April 2015
04/10 - NFTY PAR Spring Kallah (Until 04/12)
May 2015
Meet the NFTY-PAR Board 2014-2015/5775!!
Photo - NFTY-PAR Board Elect 2015-2016
NFTY-PAR Board Elect 2015-2016 (1 of 1)

NFTY-PAR: The Impact Youth Group Makes on a Congregation

NFTY » NFTY-PAR   |   Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM
I would not be here were it not for NFTY. My guess is that, for many of us, that’s true. Our youth group has recently rebuilt itself through the hard efforts and commitment of several teens, like Jason Kramer, Ariel Friedlander, and Abby Kamen, and our talented advisor Avi Remetz. It would be easy to say, “my kids did that and are grown—it’s not for me.” or “my kids aren’t old enough yet”, but I would ask you to see our Youth Group as an essential aspect of the congregation, and to support it. For in doing so, you support our future as a congregation. L’dor Vador Nagid Godlecha: From generation to generation, we will tell of Your greatness. L’dor vador—in every generation, may WE protect this chain.

NFTY-PAR: My Introduction to ARZA

NFTY » NFTY-PAR   |   Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM
During NFTY-PAR’s social action oriented event, WINSTY, I learned something new that will now impact my Reform Jewish experience forever. Rabbi Jack Paskoff, the Rabbi at our host synagogue, introduced me to ARZA (ahr-tzah), the Association of Reform Zionists of America—who they are, what they do, and why it is important that we act now to support them. I had never known of this organization, and now I am not only aware of it, but I believe it is my duty to advocate for ARZA, because I believe in Reform Judaism and I believe in Israel being the homeland of all the Jewish people.

NFTY-PAR: Making a Difference with a Small Donation

NFTY » NFTY-PAR   |   Jan 26, 2015 12:00 AM
Being a part of the NFTY-PAR community has affected me in many different ways. I have made life-long friendships, learned many Jewish values, including helping others that are less fortunate. However, the most important part to me is the social action component. Over the weekend of January 16th-18th, WINSTY was held at my temple, Congregation Shaarai Shomayim in Lancaster, PA. Over the weekend PARticipants from all across Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware, helped improve my community while having a fun time with friends. It was inspiring for me to see my fellow PARites learn and grow from projects they participated in throughout the Lancaster community.
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