Chag Sameach! Shavuot Traditions From Across USY

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Chag Sameach! Shavuot Traditions From Across USY

Posted on June 7, 2019

Hi USY! The Religion/Education International General Board is REL/EDiculously excited to showcase more family traditions! For Shavuot, USYers from across North America talked about their traditions! I hope you enjoy! 🙂 -Lily Selznick, Rel/Ed IGB 2019 What exactly is Shavuot? For those of you who don’t know, Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah to Continue Reading »

Senior Reflections: Meital Oshri

Posted on June 4, 2019

Editor’s Note: Over the past two months, USY, we’ve heard seniors from regions across the continent share there USY stories. As the last spring conventions have come to a close, and the final chapter boards are being installed, it is finally time to OFFICIALLY say one last goodbye to the class of 2019. For our Continue Reading »

Letter From The Editors

Posted on May 31, 2019

Hey USY! The end of school (and the programming year) is quickly approaching, but that means summer is almost here! Yay! Some of you will be going on summer programs this summer, and we hope you have the best summer ever! You can never experience a summer like one with USY. For those of you Continue Reading »

How IC Changed My Life

Posted on May 31, 2019

Editor’s Note: With IC SoCal only seven months away, and registration opening on Friday, June 7, it is definitely not too soon to start getting hyped up for the 69th annual International Convention. Today, the blog (and Mizrach’s) own Reena Bromberg Gaber shares with us how her experiences at the past two International Conventions have Continue Reading »

Regional Spotlight: CRUSY

Posted on May 17, 2019

Editor’s Note: Guys, I don’t think you understand how excited I am for y’all to read this. I’ve spent the last three years with the quirky region in the Great Lake states known as Central Region USY. Since then, CRUSY has been my life. In February 2017, I fell in love with this region.  CRUSY Continue Reading »

How IC Changed My Life

Posted on May 17, 2019

Editor’s Note: While it may only be June, it is never too early to start thinking about winter. We know, we know, we still need to get through summer first, but to quote Game of Thrones, Winter is Coming. And with winter comes International Convention! Take it from us, International Convention is a life-changing experience. Continue Reading »

Regional Spotlight: Emtza Region USY

Posted on May 17, 2019

Editor’s Note: In between the East and West Coast regions, in the middle of the country, the Emtza region reigns. Passing cornfields on the way to a convention is not uncommon, and farmer jokes are constantly made. The region that started it all is the next stop on our regional spotlight tour, and their very Continue Reading »

Senior Reflections: Josh Crowley

Posted on May 9, 2019

Editor’s Note: Today, as we continue through our series of senior reflections, we bring you the story of a USYer who has dealt with his fair share of struggles throughout his USY career; he persevered, and he now has the honor of being one of your International Convention Co-chairs for #ICSoCal! HaNegev’s Josh Crowley shares Continue Reading »

Senior Reflections: Alissa Chernin

Posted on May 9, 2019

Editor’s Note: As the end of the year approaches, so does the end of USY career’s of members of the class of 2019. The seniors, looking back on their past 4 (or 7, or more) years in USY, have gained many valuable lessons from throughout their time in USY. Read HaNegev USYer Alissa Chernin’s reflection Continue Reading »

Senior Reflections: Maddie Brim

Posted on May 9, 2019

Editor’s Note: In each article of our continuing series of reflections on USY from outgoing seniors, we try to look at USY from a slightly different perspective. In this installment, CHUSY’s Maddie Brim talks about her USY experience, and how she made sure her USY experience wasn’t defined by her leadership titles. On the outside, Continue Reading »