This morning the convention body woke up dancing to the sounds of Shaharit Live, innovative and engaging morning services accompanied by band of USY musicians. After a rocking service, the Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel keynote speaker, Dr. Ruth Messinger, President of the American Jewish World Service, will take the stage to issue one last call Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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