(60.) See Coopersmith, ed., 1950, 364-5 ("Am Yisrael Hai [Ad b'li dai]"); NFTY Songster and Chordster (1966), "Am Yisrael Chai [Chai Chai Chai Chai Chai V'Kayam]," 13 [words], 56 [words and chords].
An additional indication of the Chassidic Song Festival's influence can be seen on Songs NFTY Sings (1972), the first album in a series recorded by song leaders in the North American Federation of Temple Youth in the 1970s and 80s.
(64.) Daniel Freelander, coordinator, 1981 Songs NFTY Sings Chordster (New York: North American Federation of Temple Youth, 198T).
As access to public outlets is at a minimum, especially in high traffic areas like airports, NFTY PL+S features four USB female connections to charge multiple devices at the same time from the same outlet.
When a smart device is fully charged, NFTY PL+S automatically diverts power from the connected device to its built in rechargeable 4000 mAh lithium-polymer battery.
NFTY PL+S' external housing is made of polycarbonate composite which makes it lightweight but also built to withstand bumps and drops.
Speaking at NFTY's national convention in March 1946, Bernard Sang, the organization's outgoing president, exhorted his fellow members to forthrightly address "the vital problems of Jewish life" at home and abroad, which included "the burning problem of Palestine." (33) According to extant materials from the immediate postwar years, some NFTY chapters did indeed explore contemporary issues in Jewish life, including events and culture in Palestine, within their regular programming.
After the establishment of Israel in 1948, however, Israel-related programming in NFTY chapters appears to have spread across a wide geographical swath of the country, taking the form of study groups, Israel-themed cafes, and Israeli folk-dance events in locations from Florida to Ohio and West Virginia to Missouri.
The First Annual NFTY Leadership Institute, for example, organized by a number of prominent midwestern rabbis and held in the late summer of 1948, was dedicated to the theme, "Am Yisrael Chai--Israel Lives Again: The Implications of the State of Israel for American Jewish Youth." This weekend conclave consisted of seminars on the subject of Israel from various perspectives and an Israeli arts workshop in which participants learned folk songs and dances.
While Israel's recent establishment helps explain NFTY's focus on the Jewish state in the late 1940s, the preoccupation with Israel only intensified with time.
Only students active in NFTY with exemplary academic records and a solid foundation in Hebrew were eligible to apply.
where the economic and social framework is geared to the Jewish way of life," she argued, "I happen to value equally my American citizenship and my Jewish heritage, and I can see no reason why the two should be incompatible." (84) This view mirrors those propounded elsewhere in Reform youth culture, such as at NFTY weekend conclaves and at summer camps.