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What I Learned at the AIPAC Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit

Posted on March 9, 2018

Hagalil USY’s Talia Levin attended the AIPAC Schusterman Advocacy Institute for High School Students with USY in January. She left with a better factual understanding of Israel, and advocacy and lobbying skills.

15 places on the East and West coast you need to visit to up your Instagram game

Posted on February 21, 2018

1.  The rush of Niagara Falls. View this post on Instagram Put it on your mother's wall #niagra falls #usyeverywhere #wheelseast2015 A post shared by USY on Wheels – East (@usyonwheelseast) on Jul 10, 2015 at 9:40am PDT Covering 3,950 ft with an 120 ft drop, and more than 6 million cubic ft–or about 70 Continue Reading »

6 places in Israel you need to visit to up your Instagram game

Posted on February 20, 2018

1.  The salty waters of the Dead Sea. A post shared by Dead sea (@deadseaofficial) on Feb 25, 2013 at 3:10am PST instagram.com Relax and float on in one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water or cover yourself head-to-toe in its mineral-rich mud for another fun ‘gram post. 2. The crystal clear waters of Continue Reading »

This USYer and her father took the same photo at Masada 40 years apart

Posted on February 20, 2018

By Jordyn Kaplan As the sun continued its lethargic crawl to its perch in the sky, the muted pink and orange rays it emanated extended across the Israeli landscape beneath the western rim of Masada. At this ledge, my USY Israel Pilgrimage group began wrapping tefillin and gazing over the vast stretch of desert, our Continue Reading »

Our Connection Lies Deeper: Reflections on the AIPAC Advocacy Institute

Posted on January 14, 2018

By Rachel Robin, Seaboard USY In terms of Israel, it’s hard to find something on the news that isn’t politically controversial. But so much is happening there every day that never gets reported. Israeli scientists are making new discoveries about pancreatic cancer, new medical technologies are being developed, and the country is one of the Continue Reading »

Jumping Into IC Opening Session

Posted on January 12, 2018

By Ari Kwitkin-Close Walking in, the ground is shaking. Israeli music that begs to be danced to surrounds you and there are signs all around the room. Reading NERUSY, Tzafon, Hanegev, New Frontier, and more, they represent the many regions and USYers from across North America. Meanwhile, hundreds of kids run across the enormous room to Continue Reading »

Claiming and Coming to Terms With Labels

Posted on January 9, 2018

The following was originally delivered as part of the USY Talks series at International Convention 2017 in Chicago, IL.   By Hadar Pepperstone Jewish. Queer. Diabetic. Short. Rabbi’s kid. Nerd. The list goes on. I am someone with a lot of labels and identities. Labels pervade our society and can be immense burdens, struggles that Continue Reading »

Freeing Yourself From Fear

Posted on January 8, 2018

The following is adapted from a speech given as part of the USY Talks series at International Convention 2017 in Chicago, IL.   By Jacob Slavkin Every Sunday, my family gathers in the kitchen and write on a slip of paper what we are grateful for. We then fold it and put it in the Continue Reading »

Sharing The Music of USY

Posted on January 7, 2018

The following outgoing address was delivered by 2017 USY International President Noah Lee at International Convention in Chicago, IL, December 27, 2017.   Once, a musician of great, but unknown talent came to town. He stood on a street corner and began to play. Those who stopped to listen could not tear themselves away, and Continue Reading »

IC Daily Update | Day 5

Posted on December 28, 2017

After a packed week of service, learning, and fun at USY International Convention, we’re thrilled to have made an impact on our host city and inspired USYers to embrace their leadership capabilities, both in the Jewish community and beyond. As teens embark on their own “Road to Freedom,” we hope they will blaze a path Continue Reading »