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My favorite part of…Fall Board Weekend

Posted on October 9, 2015

By Rachel Shapiro A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to attend USY’s International Fall Board Weekend, a summit for of all USY’’s international and regional leaders. It’s an amazing gathering where USY leaders get to meet each other, engage in leadership training, plan for the year, and bond. After a particularly meaningful, Continue Reading »

18 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend IC Baltimore

Posted on September 16, 2015

An amazing week-long program, International Convention is the biggest USY event of the year. Held in Baltimore this December 27-31, at International Convention USYers will experience an incredible, fun-filled week with hundreds of other Jewish teens. Find out why you should go to #ICBmore15 below! 1. Spend the last days of 2015 with your best friends! Why wouldn’t you Continue Reading »

The SATO Scoop: September Edition

Posted on September 2, 2015

September’s SATO Scoop is here! In honor of Suicide Prevention Week, September 7-14, this month’s issue is focused on mental health. Put together by your Social Action/Tikun Olam International General board, this edition of the Scoop includes: Understanding the Issue: Mental Health Education How you can make a difference Announcing International SATO Week 2015, November 1-6 NEW Continue Reading »

Coming Home: My Summer on Israel Adventure

Posted on August 31, 2015

By Rachel Bloom Growing up going to Hebrew School and temple everyone learns about the Jewish people’s “homeland”, Israel. Ever since I can remember I have wanted to get closer to my roots and visit that special place I’ve learned so much about. That’s why I chose USY Israel Pilgrimage. Everyone says there’s a moment when Continue Reading »

Finding Purpose in Portland

Posted on August 20, 2015

In the first of what will be many interactions with USYers throughout the year, 2015 Danny Siegel Changemaker-in-Residence Matt Fieldman met this summer with several of the groups traveling the North America with USY Summer Experience. Emphasizing USY’s core principle of tikun olam, he wanted to impress upon the USYers that they were capable of making a Continue Reading »

From Dust to Life: My Summer on USY’s Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar

Posted on July 30, 2015

By Bennett Decker My name is Bennett Decker. I am a participant on USY’s Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar this summer. Just a few short weeks ago my group was in Poland visiting sites from the Golden Age of European Jewry and the Holocaust, one of the darkest times in our people’s history. At every concentration camp we Continue Reading »

Amanda and the Technicolor Quilt Patch

Posted on July 17, 2015

While everyone has their own personal history that helps shape them, there are also many events that speak to us all as Jews, such as the devastation of Holocaust or the creation of the state of Israel. This shared cultural knowledge helps us to understand more about our heritage, which in turn helps us understand more Continue Reading »

Welcome to Achshav!

Posted on July 17, 2015

Welcome to Achshav 2.0, USY’s official blog! Previously released as a news magazine, Achshav is moving online. This blog is a place for USYers to connect, share, and teach each other in a new, modern, engaging way. Created by the International Communications VP and General Board, Achshav will be filled with content written by and Continue Reading »

Getting to Know USY’s 2015 Danny Siegel Changemaker-in-Residence

Posted on July 17, 2015

In February of 2015, Matt Fieldman was selected as the 2015 USY Danny Siegel Changemaker-in-Residence. Established last year, the program is named for and honors Danny Siegel, a former USYer, who throughout his life has given back to several communities and become synonymous with the ideal of tikun olam in USY. In this position, Matt will travel the Continue Reading »