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  • NFTY’s Unintentional lesson

    February 20, 2013 | 12:24 pm

    Hundreds of Jewish teens who arrived in Los Angeles on Feb. 15 for the North American Federation of Temple Youth’s (NFTY) biennial convention got a taste of both activism and irony.

    Although the theme of this year’s convention was one of social activism — “Clout and Influence” —...

  • Obama video message opens BBYO conference

    February 15, 2013 | 5:08 am

    President Obama launched this year's BBYO international convention with a video greeting.

    "This gathering gives you a chance to affirm your faith and recommit yourselves to the enduring values this organization represents," Obama said in the video screened Thursday night at the...

  • Youth Groups Are Worth the Fight

    By Lisa Greengard

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Here is a dreaded conversation familiar to most parents of Jewish teens:

    Them: "Hi, this is your synagogue youth adviser calling to make sure you received the flyer about our upcoming youth group event. Will your child be joining us?"

    You: "Thank you for your phone call. I talked...

  • Lessons in Leadership

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    When I was 16, I was elected president of my synagogue youth group. I will never forget that feeling of euphoria that accompanied the victory. But I also remember how I felt the very next day after the excitement and thrill of the victory had already started to wear off. I was...
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