Regional Spotlight: Mizrach


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Regional Spotlight: Mizrach

Posted on October 27, 2019

Editors’ Note: From greater Philadelphia born and raised, in the synagogue is where Mizrach spends most of its days, they don’t eat cheesesteaks unless they are vegetarian (because they’re not kosher), but love Wawa hoagies are Eagles games. Still proud of their 2018 Super Bowl Win, Harris A, Reena BG, and Harris J bring you Continue Reading »

D’var Torah: Parshat Bereshit

Posted on October 25, 2019

Editors’ Note: Over the past few weeks, the Jewish people have been given many opportunities to reflect on themselves and the year that was. Now, as we start our return to routine, we have the opportunity to archive the year that was, and go back to the beginning, the beginning of a new year. In Continue Reading »

We Found Our Sheep! Thoughts on the Find Your Sheep Challenge

Posted on October 24, 2019

Editors’ Note: “Find. Your. Sheep.” These now infamous words, first discovered deep within the first sentence of the speech of then-future International President Noa Kligfeld, took on a life of their own near-instantaneously. At first, the words became one of the most widespread international memes in history, but then they took a new direction. With Continue Reading »

Top 10 Tips to Build a Better Sukkah

Posted on October 18, 2019

Editors’ Note: According to the Torah, a Sukkah needs to be made of 2.5 walls, a Hole-y roof (tehehe) so you can see the sky, and a place to sit. But that would make for a very plain Sukkah. Baruch Hashem that we have a Sukkah-Building expert(?) here today to help us with our Sukkot Continue Reading »

Chag Sameach! Sukkot Traditions From Across USY

Posted on October 13, 2019

Hi USY! The Religion/Education International General Board is REL/EDiculously excited to showcase more family traditions! For Sukkot, USYers from across North America talked about their traditions! I hope you enjoy! 🙂 Lily Selznick, Rel/Ed IGB 2019 “My favorite Sukkot tradition is gathering in the Sukkah with my family friends. Every year, the kids dress in Continue Reading »

How To Keep In Touch With Your International USY Friends

Posted on October 11, 2019

Editors’ Note: Think December is too long to wait to see your friends from across International USY? Don’t think you’ll ever make it? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered: CHUSY’s Amelia Tehrani has tips for how she stays in-touch with her friends who live near and far. Hello USY! My name is Amelia Tehrani and Continue Reading »

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 »