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Party in the USA: Achshav + IC Style!

Posted on November 14, 2019

Hey USY! Welcome back to Achshav’s IC Pump-Up Week! Time is running out to register for the biggest party of the year, IC SoCal! You can sign up by clicking the link right here! To get y’all even more excited, we asked YOU, the USYers, to send us some videos of you guys dancing to Continue Reading »

IC Playlist – Achshav Style!

Posted on November 14, 2019

Most USYers’ favorite part of IC is Opening Session. It’s unlike any other time you have ever experienced; it’s more Jewish teens than you have probably ever seen in one room, singing and dancing their hearts out. During USY’s IC Pump-Up Week, USYers were asked what song they’re looking forward to hearing the most during Continue Reading »

Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your IC Experience

Posted on November 12, 2019

Editors’ Note: Welcome back to the fourth installment of Achshav’s IC Pump Up Week! If you haven’t registered already, don’t miss your chance to attend the biggest convention of the year! You don’t even need to memorize a link to sign up, you can just click here! For those of you joining us, especially for Continue Reading »

A Sneak Peek Into #ICSoCal!

Posted on November 11, 2019

Editors’ Note: You may not have realized it yet but the Achshav blog coordinators are very, very, very EXCITED for International Convention. Last week was USY IC pump-up week, but this week is Achshav IC pump-up week. Come back every day to read (or listen) to exciting new things. Oh, and also get super pumped Continue Reading »

Regional Spotlight: New Frontier

Posted on November 8, 2019

Editors’ Note: Coming from Northern California and Reno, Nevada, New Frontier USY always announces themselves by screaming “HELLA NEW FROOOOO!!!” These Golden State Warriors are incredibly enthusiastic about their closing circle. Avi Shapiro describes it today in our latest Regional Spotlight. “Whenever I say ‘Warm Fuzzy,’ say ‘Awweeeee’ and whenever I say ‘Cold Prickly,’ say Continue Reading »

The Best Places You Can Visit On #myUSYsummer!

Posted on November 6, 2019

Editors’ Note: You may remember that for June, July, and August, Ben, Aleeza, and Lauren, the Summer Experience Co-chairs, took over Achshav to share a glimpse of how amazing summer programs are (Reena is not biased or anything). They are back today to share with you more of what comes together to create an incredible Continue Reading »

You Already kNO(AM Olami)w It’s Going To Be Great!

Posted on November 5, 2019

Editors’ Note: We are all familiar with what the Conservative movement looks like in North America. But how does this movement translates to the rest of the world? To teach us more about NOAM Olami, USY’s international counterpart, NOAM Olami Partnership Coordinator Becca Raush tells us a little bit more about Conservative Judaism around the Continue Reading »

Regional Spotlight: SWUSY

Posted on November 4, 2019

Editors’ Note: *To the tune of Old Town Road by Lil Nas X* I’m gonna take my horse to the old South West (USY)/ I’m gonna buy ‘til I can’t no more/ They’ve got the best senior auction/ Hailing from branch 6/ Cowboys all around/ Got a cactus on the ground/ NOLA, Texas, Oklahoma/ They Continue Reading »

D’var Torah: Parshat Noach

Posted on November 1, 2019

Editors’ Note: One of the most well known stories in the Torah is that of Noach’s Ark. Yet too often, we fail to look behind the societal narratives this story. Today, Tzafon’s Rachel Schmidt gives us some insightful on the Parsha of the week, Parshat Noach. Hello USY! This week’s parsha is the second in Continue Reading »

Letter from the Editors – October 2019

Posted on October 31, 2019

Hey USY! What is a pirate’s favorite letter? It’s been a while since we’ve last talked (written?), and plenty has been going on in the world of USY. Many regions have had their leadership weekend, and the programming year is now in full swing. So what do we, your 2019 Achshav Blog Coordinators, have in Continue Reading »