Meaningful Moments from #myUSYsummer


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Meaningful Moments from #myUSYsummer

Posted on October 7, 2019

When talking about USY Summer Experiences, we almost always hear about the incredible sites you get to see, the friends you meet that become family, and the opportunity to learn more about the world around you. What we don’t as often discuss are the meaningful moments that make up a summer with USY. From life-changing Continue Reading »

High Holidays D’var Torah: The Four New Years

Posted on October 4, 2019

Editors’ Note: In Judaism, the High Holidays are a time for prayer, family, and self-reflection. But how do these principles relate to our lives in USY? HaNer USY’s Noam Benson-Tilsen examines how we can take the lessons of the new year and apply them to our USY lives. Shana Tova, USY. This week we celebrated Continue Reading »

Regional Spotlight: Seaboard

Posted on October 2, 2019

Editors’ Note: As the only region with a basketball league, Seaboard’s unique qualities add to the beauty of the region. From the United States’ capitol in DC, to North Carolina, Maddy Pollack brings you the region that is obsessed with Old Bay. She writes about their Encampment and how incredible Seaboard Saturday nights are. Imagine Continue Reading »

Regional Spotlight: ECRUSY

Posted on September 25, 2019

Editors’ Note: Up in the great white north lies a land where maple syrup runs amuck and apologies are basically social handouts. Canadian stereotypes aside, ECRUSY has long been USY’s only region entirely in Canada. You would know this if you’ve ever talked to anyone from their region, they wear it like a badge. ECRUSY Continue Reading »

My Unusual Approach To USY Leadership

Posted on September 23, 2019

Editors’ Note: When it comes to USY leadership, one of the most commonly thrown around questions is “What position are you?” Frankly, that is not really a good question. Just because a USYer has a position does not mean that they aren’t passionate about other denominations of leadership or programming. HaNegev’s Morgan Isbitts shares with Continue Reading »

Shabbat Around The World

Posted on September 20, 2019

Editor’s Note: Since the destruction of the Second Temple 2,000 years ago, our people, the Jewish people, have been spread out in Diaspora all over the planet. Over time, the Jews of the Diaspora developed different cultures, traditions, and ways of life. Now, while we have returned to our homeland, those cultures and traditions live Continue Reading »

How IC Changed My Life

Posted on September 18, 2019

Editor’s Note: It is now September, which means that summer is over and school is back in session 🙁 But, with the new programming year upon us, we now have less than 4 months until #ICSoCal!!! Early bird registration has been EXTENDED to October 4th, so there is no better time to sign up than Continue Reading »

SA/TO Scoop – September 2019

Posted on September 12, 2019

#MYUSYSUMMER HIGHLIGHTS Shalom USY, I hope everyone is easing back into school peacefully. Summer ‘19 was one for the books! This year, USYers who participated in USY summer programs achieved incredible Social Action feats. USY on Wheels Bus B was the first Wheels Bus to lead a composting initiative – the bus composted over 200 Continue Reading »

An Unofficial Guide For USY Freshmen

Posted on September 12, 2019

Editors’ Note: One of the most exciting parts about a new programming year is that we can officially welcome freshmen across the continent into USY! The Class of 2023 is sure to have great things in store for USY; but, the world of USY can seem very big to a first-timer. Have no fear! CRUSY’s Continue Reading »

Regional Spotlight: METNY USY

Posted on September 10, 2019

Editor’s Note: The METNY region is sort of an anomaly in USY. They are the smallest geographically, yet their membership numbers stand tall. In the Tri-State area, where the only correct way to eat pizza is folded over, and the USYers are probably late to convention because the subway is delayed again, METNY region reigns Continue Reading »