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HaOlam Monthy: Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on May 31, 2020

Hey USY, welcome to the second edition of HaOlam Monthly! May is National Mental Health Awareness Month! This month has been recognized in the U.S. since 1949 when Mental Health America (MHA) created a mental health week, later turning into a mental health month for the month of May. It was created with the aim Continue Reading »

Tortoises, Cycles, and Shavuot

Posted on May 28, 2020

Editor’s Note: Chag Shavuot Sameach USY! We at Achshav are as excited to receive the Torah as are all of you! But before that, HaNer (Whoop Whoop) Religion/Education Vice President Adeena Bromberg-Seltzer has some wise words to share about… Tortoises and Blintzes? The tortoise may be obsessed with blintzes. I would invite her in for Continue Reading »

Refuat HaNefesh Mental Health Guide

Posted on May 13, 2020

Refuat HaNefesh Mental Health Guide

My Community: הקהילה שלי – Austin Kaufman

Posted on May 7, 2020

Editors’ Note: Welcome to the newest series on the blog called הקהילה שלי: My Community! Here, USYers will have the chance to tell the story of the time they realized that USY was their community- or their קהילה. Of course, we could only start with one person: International President Austin Kaufman. Strap in as he Continue Reading »

HaOlam Monthy: Social Action While Social Distancing

Posted on April 30, 2020

Hey everyone! Welcome to the first edition of the HaOlam Monthly journals! These journals will be centered on different SA/TO events and opportunities happening in our world and in USY itself. It will feature different USYers every month who have done great social action work! My name is Anna Clauer and I am a current Continue Reading »

Letter From The Editor – Life Is A Roller Coaster, And That’s Okay

Posted on April 23, 2020

Editor’s Note: Hi Everyone! It’s Sam here. I hope everyone is able to find some good throughout their time being quarantined. Especially during this time, it is important that everyone takes care of their mental health, just as my co-coordinator, Amelia does. I’m really proud of her, and most definitely inspired by her story. And Continue Reading »

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 »