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  • Don’t blame the USY’ers – blame the adults

    3 hours ago

    On Monday, the international board of United Synagogue Youth (USY) voted to junk the Conservative teen group’s requirement that its top leaders date only Jews. Instead, the leaders are supposed to “strive” to “model healthy Jewish dating choices” (whatever that means). A number of...

  • Leading the way

    June 5, 2013 | 11:24 am

    As a key leader in a number of organizations at Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, it’s hard to imagine that Michael Sacks ever felt left out. After all, the 18-year-old senior is student body president, chapter co-founder and co-president of Future Business Leaders of America,...

  • USY rally against guns

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 2, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    On Dec. 25, at its international convention in Boston, United Synagogue Youth (USY), the Conservative movement’s 20,000-member youth group, elected Michael Sacks, a senior at Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, as its new international president. 

    The next day, Sacks and 30 other...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Nov. 1 - 7: Dry Bones, Striped Pajamas, Homeless Art

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    October 31, 2008 | 1:57 am

    SAT | NOVEMBER 1

    (PLAY)
    Art Shulman has been called "the Neil Simon of the San Fernando Valley." "Misconceptions," the newest work from the playwright of "The Rabbi and the Shiksa," revolves around a series of misunderstandings in a town where things aren't always what they seem....

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  • I found unity, friendship and tzedakah in Anaheim

    By Matt Sackman

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Imagine walking into a room full of 1,000 Jewish teenagers from all over North America who are singing in unity and celebration of their Jewish heritage. This was the sight at the 2007 United Synagogue Youth (USY) International Convention. From Dec. 23-27, the Marriott Hotel in...
  • War enhances intensity of Israel trip

    By Daniela Bernstein

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The siren went on for at least a minute. It was a Friday evening in early July 2006, during the war with Hezbollah, and I was sitting on a hill overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, getting ready to welcome in the Shabbat with the Kabbalat Shabbat prayers.

    Unlike the previous...
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