Every year, Jewish families from around the world gather together at their Seder tables to recount the story of the Jewish people’s journey from slavery to freedom. And yet, the struggle for freedom did not cease when the Israelites fled Egypt some 3000 years ago. The LGBTQ community still faces the oppression that we sought to escape when we left Egypt. Join with other USYers as we celebrate inclusion at our seder’s this year.
April is National Volunteer Month, and in honor of the occasion we a spotlighting USYers who make an impact on their world, like Seaboard USY‘s Livia Sauvage, 16, of Congregation Beth Emeth. Since the 7th grade she has been actively involved with Best Buddies, an organization that builds friendships and creates leadership opportunities for people living Continue Reading »
Click on the preview below for the latest updates from your International USY Social Action/ Tikun Olam Committee with their monthly newsletter, The SATO Scoop! IN THIS ISSUE: Upcoming: Earth Day (4/22) and Everyone Matters Day (4/12) Get Involved: Repair Your World Regional SA/TO Highlights SA/TO Project Ideas for April
This morning the convention body woke up dancing to the sounds of Shaharit Live, innovative and engaging morning services accompanied by band of USY musicians. After a rocking service, the Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel keynote speaker, Dr. Ruth Messinger, President of the American Jewish World Service, will take the stage to issue one last call Continue Reading »
The morning began with creative services, where USYers chose from an array of unique approaches to prayer including yoga, improv, Broadway Shaharit, and more. Each minyan incorporated a different, hands-on approach, making the services more relevant and exciting for our teens. The day’s big event was the election of USY’s International Executive Board. We are Continue Reading »
Today the teens took all the lessons they have been learning and put them in action to help the local Baltimore community and beyond. The day began with a return to limmuds, followed by a teen-led advocacy boot camp. Designed and conceived by the USY teen leaders, the sessions included how to effectively lead, volunteer, Continue Reading »
Today kicks off the convention’s learning tracks, picked by the teens according to which issues they want to “Think More and Do More” about. The chosen topics of study include combatting anti-Semitism, LGBTQ and gender issues and inclusion, environmentalism, mental health awareness, race and poverty, and Israel-related issues. We have partnered with experts from various Continue Reading »
Read on for the latest news from the first day of USY’s 65th International Convention in Baltimore. #ICBmore15
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 Tevet edition!
By Dalia Tabibian (Written September 2015) As we start the New Year, many of us will take time to reflect on the past one–the good we did, the not so good, the people who inspired us, the things we wanted to change but never did. It is a time to see how far we as individuals Continue Reading »