#ICBmore15 Daily Update | December 30

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#ICBmore15 Daily Update | December 30

Posted on December 31, 2015

The morning began with creative services, where USYers chose from an array of unique approaches to prayer including yoga, improv, Broadway Shaharit, and more. Each minyan incorporated a different, hands-on approach, making the services more relevant and exciting for our teens. The day’s big event was the election of USY’s International Executive Board. We are Continue Reading »

#ICBmore15 Daily Update | December 29

Posted on December 29, 2015

Today the teens took all the lessons they have been learning and put them in action to help the local Baltimore community and beyond. The day began with a return to limmuds, followed by a teen-led advocacy boot camp. Designed and conceived by the USY teen leaders, the sessions included how to effectively lead, volunteer, Continue Reading »

#ICBmore15 Daily Update | December 28

Posted on December 28, 2015

Today kicks off the convention’s learning tracks, picked by the teens according to which issues they want to “Think More and Do More” about. The chosen topics of study include combatting anti-Semitism, LGBTQ and gender issues and inclusion, environmentalism, mental health awareness, race and poverty, and Israel-related issues. We have partnered with experts from various Continue Reading »

#ICBmore15 Daily Update | December 27

Posted on December 27, 2015

Read on for the latest news from the first day of USY’s 65th International Convention in Baltimore. #ICBmore15

Reledificiation: Tevet Edition

Posted on December 17, 2015

The international general board’s Religious/Education newsletter, Reledification has all the latest tidbits about what’s going on in recent parshas, insights in to the Jewish world, and Rel/Ed news. Enjoy the Tevet edition!

2015 Summer Contest Essay Winner

Posted on December 8, 2015

By Dalia Tabibian (Written September 2015) As we start the New Year, many of us will take time to reflect on the past one–the good we did, the not so good, the people who inspired us, the things we wanted to change but never did. It is a time to see how far we as individuals Continue Reading »

Reledification: Kislev Edition

Posted on November 24, 2015

The International General Board’s Religious/Education newsletter, Reledification has all the latest tidbits about what’s going on in recent parshas, insights in to the Jewish world, and Rel/Ed news. Enjoy the Kislev edition!

Five Sure-Fire Steps to Social Change

Posted on October 30, 2015

by Matt Fieldman As your 2015 Danny Siegel Changemaker-in-Residence, I’m hoping to inspire USYers from across the country to take on tikun olam in a real and exciting way. In my travels to USY regions and events across the country, from Portland to New England, and even here in my hometown of Cleveland, I’ve heard Continue Reading »

Reledification: Cheshvan Edition

Posted on October 21, 2015

The international general board’s Religious/Education newsletter, Reledification has all the latest tidbits about what’s going on in recent parshas, insights in to the Jewish world, and Rel/Ed news. Enjoy the Cheshvan edition below!    

What USY Can Learn From The Pope’s Visit

Posted on October 19, 2015

By Darah Backal, Hagesher Social Action/Tikun Olam Vice President The Pope’s recent visit to Philadelphia gave me a moment to examine who he is and what he believes in. While I did not see the pope in person, I had a friend who did. She gushed about the quick glance she got of him and started to describe Continue Reading »