About Our Region
What is NFTY-PAR?

Welcome to NFTY-PAR and our online community! North American Federation of Temple Youth-Pennsylvania Area Region, known as NFTY-PAR, is one of nineteen regions that make up NFTY, the youth movement of the Union for Reform Judaism. NFTY-PAR includes Philadelphia, the Greater Philadelphia suburbs, Central PA, Western PA and Southern NJ.

PAR offers Reform, Jewish, High School students an opportunity to learn, worship, and create lifelong friendships within a youth-led environment. PAR works towards enlightening and educating our participants on historical and spiritual Judaism as well as social action and social justice.  A large focus is on enhancing leadership skills, development and social opportunities for all the participants.  Seven times a year, at least 60-200 teens from over 30 congregations get together to study the values of Reform Judaism.

The leadership of NFTY-PAR is always available to answer questions and provide useful resources.  We are here to assist in developing the local youth programs.  We hope this site is a starting point for compiling resources and learning about the many different opportunities, both regionally and nationally, that are available for our teens.    

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