What USY Is To Sydney Wigder

Ilana Williams/ February 22, 2016

There is a certain feeling that was recently described to me that I didn’t know existed. When you feel so happy that you could cry. This is the feeling I get when I get to a SWUSY Convention. Seeing everyone for the first time in months, some of them my best friends, is just the greatest feeling in the world,

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All About Purim by Hannah Zhrebker

Ilana Williams/ February 10, 2016

Hello SWUSY, Hannah Zhrebker here, talking to you about the upcoming Chag (holiday), Purim. I know it’s a month away, but there are things about Purim that some of you might not know, so I would like to tell you.   In the 4th century in Persia, there was King Achashverosh and Queen Vashti. One night, the King had his

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Don’t Fear- Go To Israel by Nathan Bishop

Ilana Williams/ February 8, 2016

Hello SWUSY, Nathan here, your 2015-2016 Programming/Israel Affairs Vice President. I want to take a moment and tell y’all a little bit about what has been going on in Israel over the past four and a half months, 30 Israelis have been murdered and 301 wounded by terrorists. There have been 83 stabbing attacks, 22 vehicle ramming attacks, and 15

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Why IC Should Be For You by President Rachel Shapiro

Ilana Williams/ February 3, 2016

Why IC Should Be for You   In case you somehow haven’t heard, USY’s 2016 International Convention is going to be held in Dallas, TX!!  This is a huge deal, as SWUSY has only hosted IC once before, and it’s the first time that it will be in Texas.  Although IC is still almost a year away, and registration information

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State of AAUSY, by AAUSY president Jacob Laves

Ilana Williams/ January 29, 2016

Every morning when I leave my room I pass a gavel hanging on my wall that reads “AAUSY President’s Gavel”. Every morning when I check my phone’s calendar I see a schedule packed with AAUSY events, and every morning I am more confident than the day before that AAUSY is a strong thriving chapter. This has never been more true

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You Tu Can Learn About Tu B’Shevat! By Swizzle Editor Eden Torbatian

Ilana Williams/ January 25, 2016

  I think that we can all agree that winter is normally a very drab time of year. There is hardly any sunlight, cold weather, and most importantly, the trees are completely bare! But I think that one thing that many of us fail to realize is that trees have their own birthdays too! And the celebration of this birthday

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Learn New Orleans Lingo With Comm Bayle Goldman!

Ilana Williams/ January 22, 2016

 In one week, SWUSY will be celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans! Get to know some popular lingo below so you can sound like a native next week! Ball (bal masque, tableau ball)- A Mardi Gras krewe’s formal event and dance Banquette (ban’ ket)- Sidewalk–French meaning a small bank along the road Bayou (by’ you)- Slow stream, or body of

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SA/TO Down South by Ava Feer

Ilana Williams/ January 20, 2016

A letter from Jacob: Even before the revival of the Swizzle, SA/TO Down South has been a cornerstone of SWUSY. It’s changed through the years and had many different authors, but at its heart SA/TO Down South has always maintained the same goal: to educate the region about Social Action issues in our region, in our country, and across the

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Why Go To Spring Kallah? By Mem/Kad Sydney Suss

Ilana Williams/ January 15, 2016

WHY SPRING?   “I’M A GOLDEN BOYYYYYYY, COME HERE TO ENJOYYYYY” I scream at the top of my lungs about 3 octaves off from the actual pitch of the song. I turn onto the road and take another sip of my tea. A flashback of IC sets into my head as I remember jumping up and down in my hotel

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Wheels Wednesday; A Word From REC Jacquie Mitzner

Ilana Williams/ January 13, 2016

Forty-three USYers. Five staff. Six and a half weeks. One family. These things are what changed my life for good; for the better. This past summer, I was extremely fortunate to spend my summer on USY on Wheels Bus A. For anyone who may not know, USY on Wheels is a six and a half week trip around the U.S.,

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