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Celebrate the Israeli National Holidays with USY!

Posted on April 1, 2021

Check out the ways all 8-12th graders can observe the Israeli National Holidays with USY! These events are FREE for all current 8-12th graders – you do not need to be a #MyUSYfiSpring Passholder to participate. Zikaron BaSalon – Remembrance in the Living Room Part I – Thursday, April 8th – 8:30 PM ET To Continue Reading »

How To Make Your Passover Seder More Engaging

Posted on March 25, 2021

Editor’s Note: Chag Pesach Sameach everyone! The past year for everyone has definitely been a game-changer. While sitting at our Zoom Passover Seder’s last year, we were not thinking we’d still have to be virtual for this year’s Passover. To spice up your Seder this year and to forget about everything that is going on Continue Reading »

Letter from the Editor – Achshav is Back!

Posted on March 24, 2021

Hi USY! My name is Risa Kampel, and I am currently a Junior from West Orange USY in the wonderful Hagalil region. I am so incredibly excited to be your 2021 Achshav Blog editor! Within USY, I currently serve as the Hagalil Communications Vice President and Chapter President, and previously served as Hagalil’s Newsroom Host Continue Reading »

Welcome to Our USY @ 70 Committee

Posted on January 4, 2021

We would like to welcome the USY @ 70 Alumni Committee that will be helping us celebrate all year long! Get to know our Committee Chairs here: Adam Kligfeld’s journey with USY began as a chapter member and President of Milford/Orange CT USY from 1987-88. In 1988 Adam was elected to serve as the Ct Continue Reading »

HaOlam Monthly: The 2020 US Election

Posted on October 30, 2020

Hey everyone! As you probably know, election day is less than a week away – on November 3rd. As USYers, we know that we can each individually make a big impact in the world with our voices. And in this case, we have to use our voice through our vote. Voting is one of the Continue Reading »

Israel’s Response to a Global Pandemic

Posted on October 23, 2020

Disclaimer: This opinion piece reflects the authentic views of the individual USYer who authored this blog post. The stance on issues brought up in this article is not necessarily representative of the views of USY as an organization.  As a Zionist, so many of the actions made by Israel I look at extra closely. I look Continue Reading »

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Term as Israeli Prime Minister

Posted on October 22, 2020

Disclaimer: This opinion piece reflects the authentic views of the individual USYer who authored this blog post. The stance on issues brought up in this article is not necessarily representative of the views of USY as an organization.  Throughout Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s three terms as a representative of the Israeli government, he has been Continue Reading »

Israel’s Internal Relations With Palestinian Arab Communites

Posted on October 21, 2020

Disclaimer: This opinion piece reflects the authentic views of the individual USYer who authored this blog post. The stance on issues brought up in this article is not necessarily representative of the views of USY as an organization. 50% of Israeli Jews are Sephardi or Mizrahi, which means that they descend from Spain or North Continue Reading »

The Toxicity of Anti-Israel Rhetoric in Social Media

Posted on October 20, 2020

Disclaimer: This opinion piece reflects the authentic views of the individual USYer who authored this blog post. The stance on issues brought up in this article is not necessarily representative of the views of USY as an organization.  While antisemitism and anti-Zionism have begun to run rampant throughout social media, I recently saw a post Continue Reading »

Join Our Friends At Lost Tribe Esports

Posted on September 29, 2020

Our partners at Lost Tribe Esports are changing the game in Jewish teen engagement. Lost Tribe now offers FREE tournaments for ages 13 and over — and so much other great content. All tournament winners take home a $60 game of their choice! Take a look at what’s happening with Lost Tribe Esports for October: Continue Reading »