NfTY NorthWest Fall Kallah Weekend Recap
On November 18-20th, 8 teens from Vancouver traveled to Washington for NfTY’s Fall Kallah. For some it was a trip to reunite with old friends, while for others it was a brand new opportunity to meet new teens from around the Pacific Northwest. The weekend consisted of social programs, nature hikes, a talent show, and bonding over music with contagious ruach. But one thing stood out for each and every teen, and that is the safe and accepting environment NfTY creates for teens to voice their thoughts, feelings, and opinions related to religion, politics, and their personal life. More importantly, the teen-led programs teach participants to think critically, be open minded, and form their own opinions through discussion and conversation. Our Vancouver teens had a blast this weekend, and I was happy to see their bond strengthen, making plans to keep in touch before the next event!
If you have any questions about NfTY or how to get your teen involved (grades 8-12), please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple Sholom Youth Board 2015-2016
President: Alex Lorant
VP Communications: Justine Balin
VP Religious & Cultural: Barbie Clark
VP Social Action: Brian Riback
VP Programming: Hartley Witten
VP Membership & Outreach: Jordan Wessels
VP Merchandising & Fundraising: Adam Clark
Treasurer: Adam Clark
VP Chesed: Shayna Marks
VP Outreach: Fortune Aknin and Maya Schwartz-Dardick