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Regional Spotlight: CRUSY

Posted on May 17, 2019

Editor’s Note: Guys, I don’t think you understand how excited I am for y’all to read this. I’ve spent the last three years with the quirky region in the Great Lake states known as Central Region USY. Since then, CRUSY has been my life. In February 2017, I fell in love with this region.  CRUSY Continue Reading »

How IC Changed My Life

Posted on May 17, 2019

Editor’s Note: While it may only be May, it is never too early to start thinking about winter. We know, we know, we still need to get through summer first, but to quote Game of Thrones, Winter is Coming. And with winter comes International Convention! Take it from us, International Convention is a life-changing experience. Continue Reading »

Regional Spotlight: Emtza Region USY

Posted on May 17, 2019

Editor’s Note: In between the East and West Coast regions, in the middle of the country, the Emtza region reigns. Passing cornfields on the way to a convention is not uncommon, and farmer jokes are constantly made. The region that started it all is the next stop on our regional spotlight tour, and their very Continue Reading »

Senior Reflections: Josh Crowley

Posted on May 9, 2019

Editor’s Note: Today, as we continue through our series of senior reflections, we bring you the story of a USYer who has dealt with his fair share of struggles throughout his USY career; he persevered, and he now has the honor of being one of your International Convention Co-chairs for #ICSoCal! HaNegev’s Josh Crowley shares Continue Reading »

Senior Reflections: Alissa Chernin

Posted on May 9, 2019

Editor’s Note: As the end of the year approaches, so does the end of USY career’s of members of the class of 2019. The seniors, looking back on their past 4 (or 7, or more) years in USY, have gained many valuable lessons from throughout their time in USY. Read HaNegev USYer Alissa Chernin’s reflection Continue Reading »

Senior Reflections: Maddie Brim

Posted on May 9, 2019

Editor’s Note: In each article of our continuing series of reflections on USY from outgoing seniors, we try to look at USY from a slightly different perspective. In this installment, CHUSY’s Maddie Brim talks about her USY experience, and how she made sure her USY experience wasn’t defined by her leadership titles. On the outside, Continue Reading »

Regional Spotlight: Hanefesh USY

Posted on May 9, 2019

Editor’s Note: Our next stop on the Achshav Regional Spotlight tour is the region home to the current International Chapter of the Year, the “soul of USY”, Hanefesh USY. Before their exciting merge with NERUSY, sophomore Sam Zuckerman tells us why being in a small region makes his USY experience so much more valuable. To Continue Reading »

What Israel Means to Me

Posted on May 9, 2019

By Samantha Brody, USY 2019 International Israel Affairs Vice President What does Israel mean to me? Well, where do I start? I could write about how Israel is our historical homeland and that our people’s roots there go back thousands of years. Last year was “Israel at 70,” a year that reflected the incredible transformation Continue Reading »

Reflections on Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut

Posted on May 8, 2019

Editor’s Note: Over the next couple of days, we prepare to mourn fallen Israeli soldiers and celebrate the existence of the state of Israel. Emtza USYer, Levi Rose, writes about what he experienced when he spent part of his sophomore year on Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim and how he felt transitioning between Yom HaZikaron and Yom Continue Reading »

Regional Spotlight: NERUSY

Posted on May 5, 2019

Editor’s Note: Our next stop on our journey to every region in USY brings us to the Northeastern United States, where sports teams win championships constantly and Boston accents run wild. I’m talking about NERUSY, of course. Like any region, NERUSY has its fair share of traditions. In this blog post, NERUSY junior Sam Bloch Continue Reading »