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Reflections on Hanefesh/NERUSY Spring Convention

By Zack Zabib, USY International President Normally people from New England and New York don’t get along well. Whether it’s Yankees versus Red Sox fans, or Giants versus Patriots fans, there’s some bitter history between our two regions. Luckily for me, that was not the…

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70 Years Young: Reflections on Israel’s 70th Birthday

By Aaron Schwartz USY International Israel Affairs VP 2017-2018 In 1948 a group of people with a dream and an ambition for autonomy sought to create a homeland. A little sliver of land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, rich with history and…

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SATO Scoop: February

Welcome to this month’s edition of the SA/TO (Social Action/Tikun Olam (repairing the world) Scoop from International USY SA/TO Committee, featuring the updates on social action and sustainable living initiatives and programs. Meet the SA/TOs I’m Emily Rosenberg and you can find me collecting coffee table…

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Tips for Summer Fun

Will winter ever end?! Even if it’s still too cold to wear shorts and put away your snow boots, you can at least start preparing for the summer. Warm up with our 5 ideas for fun in the sun with USY Summer Experience.   1….

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Jumping Into IC Opening Session

By Ari Kwitkin-Close Walking in, the ground is shaking. Israeli music that begs to be danced to surrounds you and there are signs all around the room. Reading NERUSY, Tzafon, Hanegev, New Frontier, and more, they represent the many regions and USYers from across North America….

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NOAM Olami: Onward and Upward

A USY alumna on her summer experience with NOAM Olami and Onward Israel By Jasmine Hubara On a particularly hot, sunny day in June, I entered an apartment just past the shuk  (open-air market). This is where I was going to call home for the…

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Sophie’s take: “Classic” USY on Wheels

“Please talk about your favorite after-school activity in 250-300 words.” WHAT??? When reading over this supplemental college essay prompt, I was struck with a feeling of being completely overwhelmed. After months of stressing and planning my applications are submitted and I’m finally rereading everything I…

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