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TribeFest 2012 Media Coverage

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TribeFest is an entertaining, interactive and educational celebration drawing Jewish young adults (ages 22-45) from across North America.

TribeFest reflects the vibrant setting of its host city, Las Vegas, offering meaningful, fun, and top-quality content.

Through presentations by dynamic leaders in politics, entertainment, music, art, food, religion and other aspects of Jewish life, TribeFest offers attendees many ways to connect to their own Judaism and how they see themselves as part of the community.

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Event coverage:

#NextGenJewCon: JFNA’s TribeFest Hits The Jackpot (Jewlicious)
Vegas Draws Youths Looking For Meaningful Relationships (NonProfit Times)
JACKPOT!: 1,500 young Jews hit Vegas for TribeFest (J. weekly)
TribeFest: A Physical & Social Media Convention (Orange County Jewish Life)
Members of the tribe (Chicago JUF News)
From ‘SNL’ to performing for the ‘Tribe’ (Times of Israel)
A Trip To Remember (Detroit Jewish News)
The Hoboken Four (JFNA Network News)
Drawing Closer to One’s “Brand” of Judaism at TribeFest 2012 (Jewish Central Voice)
YLD Goes to TribeFest 2012 (Jewish Fed. of Greater Indianapolis)
URJ Camps Alumni Meet, Find Inspiration at TribeFest (The URJ Clipboard)
What happens in Vegas (The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles)
Random acts of Jewish community (KC Jewish Chronicle) 
HIAS at TribeFest (HIAS)
Can we make Judaism what we want it to be? (The Jewish World -- NENY/VT/MA)
Young Tucsonans rock to Federation beat at Tribefest (Arizona Jewish Post)
Winning Big at TribeFest 2012 (Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders)
@Isrl4evr at #Tribefest 2012 (The Israel Forever Foundation Blog)
Travelblog: TribeFest (Rabbi in the Middle of America)
Rockin' the Desert: TribeFest 2012 Takes Over Vegas (Jewish Music Voice blog)
TribeFest via Social Media (Detroit Jewish News)
Keeping your momentum alive once you return from the desert (
A Jew walks into a casino (Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver)
TribeFest Inspires More Than 1,500 Young Jews (UJA Federation of Greater Toronto)
The TribeFest Round-Up (Just Call Me Chaviva)
Young Jews gather at TribeFest (The Canadian Jewish News)
In Las Vegas, Jewish federations take a gamble on engaging young Jews (JTA)
Proud Member Of The Tribe (Baltimore Jewish Times)
In the desert with the Tribe (Jewish Federation of Rockland County)
Tribefest links (Our Tribe and Joy blog)
Telling the Tale from the Trail at Tribefest (Minneapolis Jewish Federation)
Travelblog "tribefest" (Rabbi in the Middle of America)  
Sheldon Adelson interview at TribeFest, w/video (LA Jewish Journal)
TribeFest draws more than 1,500 young Jews (Cleveland Jewish News)
TribeFest Roundup: Anne Muskin (Cleveland Jewish News)
TribeFest Roundup: Ben Taylor (Cleveland Jewish News)
What happens at TribeFest… (Oy!Chicago blog)
A Boomer Looks Back at TribeFest 2012 (NY Jewish Week)
Shiny Las Vegas offers mirror on social justice efforts (J Weekly)
AZM Returns From TribeFest! (American Zionist Movement)
Adelson says Gingrich 'at the end of his line' (USA Today)
Sheldon Adelson on Rick Santorum: ‘I don’t want him to run my country’ (Las Vegas Sun)
Experiences from TribeFest 2012 (Jewish Community Federation of SF)
“Maybe I need a Rabbi: What would I Do with one?” (Jewish Connectivity)
Jews, Vegas, Rachel Dratch and… Social Justice? (AJWS Global Circle Blog)   
TribeFest 2012 (Heebonics blog)
Jews, Schmooze & Las Vegas. This is TribeFest. (Jewdo blog)
Report from Tribefest 2012 (Jewcology)
Jews in the Desert and Conversations about Social Justice: NIF at JFNA’s TribeFest (New Israel Fund)
Welcome to TribeFest, Post 1 (Detroit Jewish News) 
TribeFest 2012 recap Day 1 (Jewish Community Federation of SF) 
Kids find adventure in reading (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Students from 5 elementary schools received books from volunteers in Las Vegas for TribeFest (KVVU Fox News)
Local Jewish Federation donates books to student (KNTV ABC)
Thousands of Books Distributed to Kids at Five Schools (8NewsNow CBS)
TribeFest Service Project (Post 2, Detroit Jewish News)
Miracles (Post 3, Detroit Jewish News)
TribeFest continues (Heebonics)
Social Media Seminar   (STL Goes to TribeFest blog) 
JSF launches Top 25 program at TribeFest in Las Vegas (Jewish Sports blog)
Jewish Young Adults Get ‘Bookish’ at TribeFest (PJ LIbrary blog)
TribeFest 2012: Heritage, good music and… gefilte fish booth? (Abba Nibi blog)
My TribeFest 2012 Interview with Rabbi Charlie Schwartz (Jewish Donor blog)

JFNA Briefings and Communications:

JFNA Briefing: TribeFest Inspires More Than 1,500 Young Jews 
JFNA Briefing: More than 1,400 Young Jews Head to Las Vegas for TribeFest 2012
Trail to TribeFest - 6 Days to Go!
Trail to TribeFest - 12 Days to Go!
Trail to TribeFest - 7 Weeks
JFNA Briefing: TribeFest 2012 Registration is Open


JFNA recordings of Main Stage sessions
TribeFest 2012: Celebrating Jewish (ShalomTV)
Inside Education (PBS Video)
TribeFest recruitment video
Detroit Jewish Federation presents vlog recap of Day 1
Detroit Jewish Federation presents vlog recap of Day 2
Detroit Jewish Federation presents vlog recap of Day 3
Moshav Band in Las Vegas at TribeFest
Jordan Wolfe speaking About CommunityNEXT at TribeFest 2012
TribeFest snapshot by Brett Walkow
Jewish Federation donates books to students (KTNV)
Salam Shalom - Vegas by Israel's Moshav band
Adelson Campus Choir does national anthem at opening of TribeFest
Musical Tribute to TribeFest (JFed of Northeast NY/NextDor)


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Rachel Dratch at tribefest 2012Service project at Las Vegas elementary schools, TribeFest 2012










 TribeFest 2012 service project in Las Vegas Elementary SchoolsTribeFest 2012 Shark Tank audience








- Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch addresses the 1500-person crowd at TribeFest saying, “I’m in the desert, I’m with the Tribe, and I’m home.”
- 600 TribeFest volunteers read with students at Las Vegas elementary schools during the TribeFest service project.
- 600 TribeFest volunteers read with students at Las Vegas elementary schools during the TribeFest service project.
- TribeFest-goers packed the 'Jewish NextGen in the Shark Tank' session where judges awarded $1000 to the winning charitable idea. Credit for all photos: JFNA

Clark County School District photo set from TribeFest visit
JFNA photo set from TribeFest
JTA photo set from TribeFest

2012 Pre-Event stories:

Tribefest: What Happens in Vegas (Boulder Jewish News)
Connecting the Jews: An Interview With TribeFest Co-Chair Rachel Wright (Jewlicious)
TribeFest 2012! (Jewish Donor blog)
Jewish philanthropists gifting books, bags to CCSD students (Fox 5 KVVU) 

TribeFest 2011 Coverage:

2011 Wrapup page






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