Meaningful Moments from USY’s 2019-2020 Regional Presidents


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Meaningful Moments from USY’s 2019-2020 Regional Presidents

Posted on June 16, 2019

Hey USY! My name is Lily Selznick and this year I’m super excited to share USYers “meaningful moments” with all of USY. You’re probably wondering, ‘what is a meaningful moment?’ A ‘meaningful moment’ is a special moment that connected a USYer to their Judaism. This first set of ‘meaningful moments’ comes from your new regional Continue Reading »

Spring Convention Recaps – May/June 2019

Posted on June 14, 2019

New Frontier/Pinwheel – Robbie Baker and Rachel Osband On May 17, USYers from New Fro and PinWheel gathered in Milpitas, California at the Sheraton San Jose to begin an unforgettable weekend. This weekend, we dove deep into Disney with Disney-themed SA/TO programs, creative Shacharit, and ice breakers. Upon arrival, we had loads of time to Continue Reading »

Regional Spotlight: Hagalil

Posted on June 13, 2019

Editor’s Note: If you have been to IC, or any international function for that matter, then you know that any clap you hear is usually preceded by, “She’s from Hagalil!” Our next regional spotlight stop is the North Jersey region, Hagalil, a region known for its sweatpants and flash mobs at IC. Read why Edan Continue Reading »

Chag Sameach! Shavuot Traditions From Across USY

Posted on June 7, 2019

Hi USY! The Religion/Education International General Board is REL/EDiculously excited to showcase more family traditions! For Shavuot, USYers from across North America talked about their traditions! I hope you enjoy! 🙂 -Lily Selznick, Rel/Ed IGB 2019 What exactly is Shavuot? For those of you who don’t know, Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah to Continue Reading »

Senior Reflections: Meital Oshri

Posted on June 4, 2019

Editor’s Note: Over the past two months, USY, we’ve heard seniors from regions across the continent share there USY stories. As the last spring conventions have come to a close, and the final chapter boards are being installed, it is finally time to OFFICIALLY say one last goodbye to the class of 2019. For our Continue Reading »

Letter From The Editors

Posted on May 31, 2019

Hey USY! The end of school (and the programming year) is quickly approaching, but that means summer is almost here! Yay! Some of you will be going on summer programs this summer, and we hope you have the best summer ever! You can never experience a summer like one with USY. For those of you Continue Reading »

How IC Changed My Life

Posted on May 31, 2019

Editor’s Note: With IC SoCal only seven months away, and registration opening on Friday, June 7, it is definitely not too soon to start getting hyped up for the 69th annual International Convention. Today, the blog (and Mizrach’s) own Reena Bromberg Gaber shares with us how her experiences at the past two International Conventions have Continue Reading »

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 June, 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 »