Hi everyone! My name is Molly Fidlow and I am super excited
to be serving as the new NFTY Midwest Teen Mentor. As part of my role, I will
be overseeing both NFTY-CAR and NFTY-NO, working with members in each region to
help foster community and build Jewish events after being online for so long.
I have been involved in the Jewish world my whole life.
Growing up, I was a camper at OSRUI, a Madricha at my temple, and a participant
and leader in NFTY. Both camp and NFTY helped shape my Jewish identity in more
ways than I could ever imagine. They allowed me to connect with my Judaism, ask
questions, and meet other Jewish teens my age. To this day, I am still friends
with some of the people I met doing these programs!
This past May, I graduated from Loyola Chicago with a B.A.
in Political Science. I am very excited to see where my new post-grad life
takes me, and am particularly looking forward to using my degree in our NFTY
social justice programs. During my time at Loyola, I worked on both Loyola and
Metro Chicago Hillel leadership teams, with my last year being spent as the
President of Loyola Hillel. In addition, I worked for 3 years as the Israel
Education Intern under the Jewish United Fund. I was thrilled to be able to
find such a strong Jewish community in college, and hope I can foster a similar
feeling for our NFTY high schoolers.
Feel free to reach out with any questions about NFTY, or if
you just want to chat! Mfidlow@urj.org