As USY international president, Austin Kaufman is leading USCJ’s youth movement during truly unprecedented times. By drawing on his personal experiences, creativity, and faith, he’s embracing the silver linings the COVID-19 pandemic presents and finding innovative ways to keep Jewish youth connected. Here, he shares his love for USY and his peers who supported him through his most recent health journey (he successfully battled cancer for a second time). He also speaks about what USY is doing now that makes him so optimistic about the future.
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