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Claiming and Coming to Terms With Labels

The following was originally delivered as part of the USY Talks series at International Convention 2017 in Chicago, IL.   By Hadar Pepperstone Jewish. Queer. Diabetic. Short. Rabbi’s kid. Nerd. The list goes on. I am someone with a lot of labels and identities. Labels…

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Freeing Yourself From Fear

The following is adapted from a speech given as part of the USY Talks series at International Convention 2017 in Chicago, IL.   By Jacob Slavkin Every Sunday, my family gathers in the kitchen and write on a slip of paper what we are grateful for. We then...

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Sharing The Music of USY

The following outgoing address was delivered by 2017 USY International President Noah Lee at International Convention in Chicago, IL, December 27, 2017.   Once, a musician of great, but unknown talent came to town. He stood on a street corner and began to play. Those…

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Tips on Leadership

By Joshua Bienstock Last week I wrote a post about how to be a positive role model. Setting a positive example is important as a board member, but there’s more you can do to be a good leader. Validate everyone. Watch this video! It sheds…

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How to Be A Positive Role Model

By Joshua Bienstock On a USY board one is automatically given a title. With this title comes the responsibility of acting as a role model, but the choices you make are up to you. Understand your power. People in your chapter, division or region will…

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Yotzrim B’Yahad: Creating Together

From the same people that brought you Takshivu, the USY Israel Affairs International General Board (IA IGB) is proud to present our newest project, Yotzrim B’Yahad (creating together)!

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From the Office of the President

Dear USY leaders and staff, For the past nine months, it has been my honor and privilege to serve as the president of this powerful movement. I have met so many passionate teens, all of whom desire to build a better world. I am so…

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