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Five Sure-Fire Steps to Social Change

Posted on October 30, 2015

by Matt Fieldman As your 2015 Danny Siegel Changemaker-in-Residence, I’m hoping to inspire USYers from across the country to take on tikun olam in a real and exciting way. In my travels to USY regions and events across the country, from Portland to New England, and even here in my hometown of Cleveland, I’ve heard Continue Reading »

Reledification: Cheshvan Edition

Posted on October 21, 2015

The international general board’s Religious/Education newsletter, Reledification has all the latest tidbits about what’s going on in recent parshas, insights in to the Jewish world, and Rel/Ed news. Enjoy the Cheshvan edition below!    

What USY Can Learn From The Pope’s Visit

Posted on October 19, 2015

By Darah Backal, Hagesher Social Action/Tikun Olam Vice President The Pope’s recent visit to Philadelphia gave me a moment to examine who he is and what he believes in. While I did not see the pope in person, I had a friend who did. She gushed about the quick glance she got of him and started to describe Continue Reading »

When I Ruled The World: Melanie Ross’s Gap Year in Israel

Posted on October 15, 2015

Former USYer Melanie Ross is having the time of her life! Ross, and other recent high school graduates from across North America, have spent the past month living, learning, and exploring Israel on Nativ: The College Leadership Program in Israel. After living in Israel for just one month, Melanie and her friends have celebrated the fall Continue Reading »

My favorite part of…Fall Board Weekend

Posted on October 9, 2015

By Rachel Shapiro A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to attend USY’s International Fall Board Weekend, a summit for of all USY’’s international and regional leaders. It’s an amazing gathering where USY leaders get to meet each other, engage in leadership training, plan for the year, and bond. After a particularly meaningful, Continue Reading »

18 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend IC Baltimore

Posted on September 16, 2015

An amazing week-long program, International Convention is the biggest USY event of the year. Held in Baltimore this December 27-31, at International Convention USYers will experience an incredible, fun-filled week with hundreds of other Jewish teens. Find out why you should go to #ICBmore15 below! 1. Spend the last days of 2015 with your best friends! Why wouldn’t you Continue Reading »

The SATO Scoop: September Edition

Posted on September 2, 2015

September’s SATO Scoop is here! In honor of Suicide Prevention Week, September 7-14, this month’s issue is focused on mental health. Put together by your Social Action/Tikun Olam International General board, this edition of the Scoop includes: Understanding the Issue: Mental Health Education How you can make a difference Announcing International SATO Week 2015, November 1-6 NEW Continue Reading »

Coming Home: My Summer on Israel Adventure

Posted on August 31, 2015

By Rachel Bloom Growing up going to Hebrew School and temple everyone learns about the Jewish people’s “homeland”, Israel. Ever since I can remember I have wanted to get closer to my roots and visit that special place I’ve learned so much about. That’s why I chose USY Israel Pilgrimage. Everyone says there’s a moment when Continue Reading »

Finding Purpose in Portland

Posted on August 20, 2015

In the first of what will be many interactions with USYers throughout the year, 2015 Danny Siegel Changemaker-in-Residence Matt Fieldman met this summer with several of the groups traveling the North America with USY Summer Experience. Emphasizing USY’s core principle of tikun olam, he wanted to impress upon the USYers that they were capable of making a Continue Reading »

From Dust to Life: My Summer on USY’s Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar

Posted on July 30, 2015

By Bennett Decker My name is Bennett Decker. I am a participant on USY’s Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar this summer. Just a few short weeks ago my group was in Poland visiting sites from the Golden Age of European Jewry and the Holocaust, one of the darkest times in our people’s history. At every concentration camp we Continue Reading »