September 01, 2014   6 Elul 5774

Shalom and welcome to NFTY's Southern Tropical Region! NFTY-STR brings together Reform Jewish Teens from central Florida to the Keys. 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-STR >

NFTY-STR Chai Five - Our Newsletter
This is our newsletter for August. The issue includes event dates and locations, an article from a NFTY-STR participant as well as NFTY definitions and much more.
Camp Jenny 2014 News

The moment you've all been waiting for...the Camp Jenny 2014 theme is: "FINDING NEMO!" Prepare for a weekend filled with confidence and determination, working together, creating a team, and making friends! Download your application at so you can apply to be a part of this fabulous event!

Countdown to Fall Kallah 2014
Countdown to Fall Kallah in Plantation, Florida!

NFTY-STR: TYGs Come Together for Big Event

Our goal was to be inclusive and welcoming to all who wished to participate. With over 60 Jewish teens, we were successful.

NFTY-STR: Reflecting on Nashir

Nashir, a song leading workshop for Jewish teenagers all across North America, takes place three times a year, and I’m still trying to comprehend the intensity of the programming and the close bonds I formed over an extremely short period of time.

NFTY-STR: Mitzvah Week

What did you do for NFTY Mitzvah day? When we arrived to Fort Wilderness for our weekend camping and mitzvah trip, there was a sense of competition. It wasn't overpowering, but it was light teasing about better programming, fund raising, membership etc.
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How to Join NFTY-STR
To be a member of NFTY-STR you first have to be a member of your local temple's senior youth group. Once you are a member of your local youth group, your local advisor will forward your NFTY-STR dues and contact info to the regional office. If you are interested in joining NFTY-STR and are not currently a member of a Union for Reform Judaism affiliated temple, contact Julie Marsh, the NFTY-STR Regional Advisor, for further assistance.

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