A letter to my Jewish teen community


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A letter to my Jewish teen community

Posted on December 12, 2023

As we all know, there is a very sad and deadly war going on in the Middle East currently with Israel and Hamas. We are starting to see things that haven’t been seen or done since the times of the Holocaust, such as killing a mass amount of innocent Jews or labeling houses of people Continue Reading »

sukkot traditions

Posted on October 6, 2023

My Favorite Sukkot Traditions As we know, sukkot has some super interesting traditions! I want to share with you all my favorites. We all have a memory of  being asked by our parents to help build and decorate the sukkah with all of the art that we created when we were in preschool.  For some, Continue Reading »

Answering Your Questions About Sukkot

Posted on October 3, 2023

What is Sukkot? Why do we celebrate sukkot? Why do we sleep in a sukkah? These are all some very commonly asked questions that I’d love to provide the answers to!  To start, Sukkot is one of the three main Jewish harvest holidays of the year. These are referred to as the shalosh regalim, which Continue Reading »

Does Participating in Ruach Release Endorphins?

Posted on October 3, 2023

By: Alexa Johnson  It is the Sunday morning of a kinnus, you are tired from last night’s festivities and suddenly you are asked to participate in the Ruach circle. You do not feel like participating, but decide to help out. You step into the circle and start singing and suddenly you hear everyone yelling back Continue Reading »

Yom Kippur

Posted on September 29, 2023

Yom Kippur this year starts on Sunday evening, September 24. As you all may have learned, Yom Kippur is a day to look back at your past year and see where you may have gone wrong. It is the perfect time to reflect on your year and see what improvements you may want to make Continue Reading »

LTI Unpacked

Posted on September 18, 2023

Rosh Hashanah & Tashlich

Posted on September 18, 2023

Hi! My name is Shayna and I am so excited to tell you all about our Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah! We do so much on Rosh Hashanah and I’m going to tell you about some new traditions, and hopefully teach you some new ones.      Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year and falls on Continue Reading »

Rosh HaShanah 5784

Posted on September 15, 2023

Rosh HaShanah this year starts on September 15th and ends on September 17th. This holiday is commonly known as the “Jewish New Year.” As there are many aspects of this holiday that are a little unclear to some of us, let’s have a DMC (deep meaningful conversation) about it. Let’s start from the head down: Continue Reading »


Posted on June 12, 2023

USY November Convention

Posted on October 14, 2022

Register Here! What is the USY Convention hosted by Hagalil, Metny & Mizrach (HMM)? This convention is just like any other regional convention that you have been to, but hosted by multiple regions instead of just one.  We will have familiar USY traditions throughout the convention.  This convention is open to all USYers across North Continue Reading »