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Chag Pesach Kasher V’Sameach! – Passover Traditions Across USY

Posted on April 7, 2020

Editor’s Note: Chag Pesach Sameach USY! We hope everyone has a healthy and meaningful 8 days as we switch from challah to matzah. And who would be better to bring in the holiday than our very own Rel/Ed IGB, who gathered traditions from USYers all across North America. Hi USY!  We hope you’re all doing Continue Reading »

Senior Reflections – Maya Silberstein

Posted on April 7, 2020

Editor’s Notes: Quarantine got you bored and in need of a good read? Well, look no further, because Achshav is back with our Senior Spotlight Series for the Class of 2020. In our first edition, Maya Silberstein, a senior from Far West USY, discusses her USY journey and the impact USY has had on her Continue Reading »

Ruach n Roll: We Have a Winner!

Posted on April 3, 2020

We have a winner! Check out our winning song being sung here, and all of the songs in the bracket on our Soundcloud below! Ruach n Roll Winner And we have a winner! The winner of Ruach n Roll, by only three votes(!!) is… Posted by USY on Friday, April 3, 2020    

Achshav’s Summer Program Palooza – Jordyn F.

Posted on April 2, 2020

Editors’ Note: Here at Achshav, we take USY Summer Programs very seriously. (Hey! You should go on a USY Summer Program) With that in mind, we can’t wait to announce a new series on Achshav, called Achshav’s Summer Program Palooza, in which USYers can talk about their summer trip experience and any tips they have Continue Reading »

Ruach n Roll: The Championship!

Posted on April 2, 2020

Welcome back to Ruach n Roll! Today, we are presenting… The Championship: We asked USYers to share what makes the songs they voted for special – here are some of the highlights! “B’shem Hashem was my Wheels song and brings back so many happy memories! #ATeam18″ – Deborah Gerofsky, METNY “The humming in Eili Eili Continue Reading »

Ruach n Roll: The Final Four!

Posted on April 1, 2020

Welcome back to Ruach n Roll! Today, we are presenting… The Final Four: We asked USYers to share what makes the songs they voted for special – here are some of the highlights! “I LOVE Vehi She’amdah from my summer on USY on Wheels!” – Maddy Pollack, Seaboard “B’shem Hashem was my audition song for Continue Reading »

Ruach n Roll: The Elite Eight!

Posted on March 31, 2020

Welcome back to Ruach n Roll! Today, we are presenting… The Elite Eight: We asked USYers to share what makes the songs they voted for special – here are some of the highlights! “B’shem Hashem is the first ruach song I learned at my Freshman Encampment!” – Abi Cohen, Hagalil “Hamalach Hagoel is my favorite Continue Reading »

It’s time for Ruach n Roll!

Posted on March 30, 2020

Presented by International Religion/Education Vice President Ethan Rogers, it’s time for Ruach n Roll! Over the next few days, USYers will have the opportunity to vote in a best of 16 March Madness-style bracket for their favorite ruach songs. You will also have the chance to share favorite memories related to these songs or why Continue Reading »

Get To Know Your IEB: Jacob and Evan

Posted on March 26, 2020

Editors’ Note: On our next installment of the Achshav’s IEB Q and A’s series, we get to learn about Chicago’s favorite son. No, it’s not Kanye West, It’s everyone’s favorite International Membership and Kadima Vice President Jacob Kline as he tells you about what he does when he’s not convincing you to come to a Continue Reading »

Get To Know Your IEB: Ethan and Michael

Posted on March 23, 2020

Editor’s Note: Have you ever wondered what International Religion/Education Vice President Ethan Rogers does when he’s not leading USYers in thoughtful prayer, or what he thinks about when he’s not hours deep into a Torah study session? Well now, you, yes you reading this, get the chance to learn about Ethan in our next installment Continue Reading »