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Regional Spotlight: Tzafon

Posted on December 10, 2019

Editors’ Note: Ding-a-ling, ding-a-ling, ding-a-ling Tzafon! In Upstate New York, with Crocs aplenty, Tzafon USY stands tall. Today, Tzafon’s Sophie Scheer tells us about Tzafon’s tight-knit community, and how they are always working to expand it. Tzafon is a small but mighty region. We always get close with one another and make new friends. We Continue Reading »

Fall Convention Recaps

Posted on December 9, 2019

Editors’ Note: The 2019-2020 convention year has gotten off to an incredible start! Read below to hear about each region’s Fall convention! Thanks to the Regional Comms for contributing to this article! Pinwheel – Robbie Baker In late October, Pinwheelers in grades 6 through 12 met for Fall Kinnus at Camp Solomon Schechter in Olympia, Continue Reading »

(Back to) the Future of USY

Posted on December 1, 2019

Editors’ Note: Leadership is something that we talk about a lot on Achshav, and in USY in general. As the year begins to come to a close, we start looking to future USYers to begin to take the lead. In this article, HaNegev’s Emma Grungold tells us about a unique opportunity offered to freshmen in Continue Reading »

Cheshvan: Jewish Months are Wack!

Posted on November 27, 2019

Editors’ Note: You may have been wondering why your life has been void of Jewish holidays lately. The month of Cheshvan just ended and now we’re looking forward to Hanukkah but Cheshvan is very different from any other month in the Jewish calendar. Elaine Berger of HaNegev shares with us all of this month’s unique Continue Reading »

Letter from the Editors: Thanksgiving Edition

Posted on November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving, USY! It’s been 720 hours since we wrote to you last, our beloved USY. Here at Achshav HQ, we’re getting ready for IC because opening session starts in just 25 days. If you couldn’t tell, we are very excited. But since it’s Turkey Day, we want to take a minute to show our Continue Reading »

What In The World Is A Mem/Prog? What’s A Parli?

Posted on November 27, 2019

Editors’ Note: This year, Achshav has focused on helping you get to know all of USY a little better. Today, we approach this idea from a slightly different angle. While many regions have the same 6 or 7 board positions, each region’s REB is a little different. Two positions that stand out are the Membership Continue Reading »

Party in the USA: Achshav + IC Style!

Posted on November 14, 2019

Hey USY! Welcome back to Achshav’s IC Pump-Up Week! Time is running out to register for the biggest party of the year, IC SoCal! You can sign up by clicking the link right here! To get y’all even more excited, we asked YOU, the USYers, to send us some videos of you guys dancing to Continue Reading »

IC Playlist – Achshav Style!

Posted on November 14, 2019

Most USYers’ favorite part of IC is Opening Session. It’s unlike any other time you have ever experienced; it’s more Jewish teens than you have probably ever seen in one room, singing and dancing their hearts out. During USY’s IC Pump-Up Week, USYers were asked what song they’re looking forward to hearing the most during Continue Reading »

Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your IC Experience

Posted on November 12, 2019

Editors’ Note: Welcome back to the fourth installment of Achshav’s IC Pump Up Week! If you haven’t registered already, don’t miss your chance to attend the biggest convention of the year! You don’t even need to memorize a link to sign up, you can just click here! For those of you joining us, especially for Continue Reading »

A Sneak Peek Into #ICSoCal!

Posted on November 11, 2019

Editors’ Note: You may not have realized it yet but the Achshav blog coordinators are very, very, very EXCITED for International Convention. Last week was USY IC pump-up week, but this week is Achshav IC pump-up week. Come back every day to read (or listen) to exciting new things. Oh, and also get super pumped Continue Reading »