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‘Humans of USY’ is back!

Posted on April 11, 2019

Humans of USY is back! In this edition, check out SIX new videos from each of our 2019 International Executive Board members. They discuss their interests, how they got involved in USY, why they ran for their respective board positions, and more! Are you interested in creating a Humans of USY video? We are now Continue Reading »

AIPAC Policy Conference 2019 Recap

Posted on April 9, 2019

Editor’s Note: USY sent its largest delegation ever to this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference. Check out this recap from Samantha Brody, our 2019 International Israel Affairs Vice President. At the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) Policy Conference, USYers from across the United States joined together to learn about Israel and how to effectively strengthen Continue Reading »

Tzafon Sprinter Recap

Posted on April 9, 2019

Tzafon USY had a really great sprinter (spring/winter) convention March 15-17 at Temple Adath Yeshrun in Syracuse, NY! USYers came from far and wide to the Jungle to visit the one of the biggest malls in America where we did a ropes course, partake in a Lion Tank (like Shark Tank, but cooler), and raised Continue Reading »

An Unofficial Guide to 2019 USY Regional Elections

Posted on April 9, 2019

Hey USY! With election season just around the corner, we know that a lot of you might be feeling pretty nervous right now. In order to help make this process as smooth and uplifting as possible, we want to share our tips with you on how to deal with the upcoming elections. While we know Continue Reading »

Host a Zikaron BaSalon 2019 Event

Posted on April 3, 2019

It has become a tradition in USY that on the eve of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), we take part in Zikaron BaSalon, an event in which Holocaust survivors are invited to testify to small groups in private homes. We want to invite you to host a Zikaron BaSalon event in your community.  Please see Continue Reading »

USY Senior Director of Teen Engagement Chosen as Generation Now Fellow

Posted on March 27, 2019

USCJ/USY Senior Director of Teen Engagement Dana Prottas was picked to be part of the Jewish Education Project’s second cohort of Generation Now fellows. This fellowship is an immersive, world-class experience designed for senior professionals from across the country who are interested in making a lasting impact on the field of Jewish teen education and Continue Reading »

Chag Purim Sameach: Traditions from the Rel/Ed IGB

Posted on March 21, 2019

Hi USY! The Religion/Education International General Board is inc(Rel/Ed)ibly excited to show you one of our initiatives! This year before every holiday, we’re going to showcase family traditions! For Purim, the Rel/Ed IGB and Rel/Ed Vice President talked about their traditions, but in the future we want to hear from other USYers! I hope you Continue Reading »

Not the New Normal: A Reflection on Anti-Antisemitism in 2019

Posted on March 15, 2019

Editor’s Note: At a party on March 2nd, in Newport Beach, California, a group of students from Newport Harbor High School did a Nazi salute while standing around a table of solo cups arranged in the shape of a swastika. While this action has been almost universally condemned since the incident, it highlights a much Continue Reading »

Letter from the Editors: March 2019

Posted on March 12, 2019

Hey USY! My name is Reena Bromberg Gaber and I’m a junior from the mightiest region, Mizrach, and I cannot wait to serve as Coordinator of Achshav with Jacob! My name is Jacob Ellenbogen, I am a junior (Class of 2020 where you at) from what is DEFINITELY the BIGGEST region in all the land, Continue Reading »

Keeping the ‘Wheels Life’ Alive All Year Long

Posted on February 26, 2019

By Josh Ull There is great power within great hot chocolate. The ingredients are simple, the experience is filled with a sweet, bold flavor, and the warmth of the product brings groups of friends together. Each sip transports us back to the extra marshmallows we’d sneak into the mug on cold snow day mornings or Continue Reading »