The Presidents Book

The President’s Book

by Aaron Jacobs, Past SWUSY and International USY President




Aaron Jacobs had a dream… to become the USY International President. After elected in 2007, he worked effortlessly to share his message and stories with other USYers, teaching today’s leaders how to be a positive Jewish role model. In The President’s Book, Jacobs offers a collection of speeches, personal testimonies, and his philosophy that helped him rise to success. Filled with wisdom and humor, The President’s Book shares valuable insight into the life of a USY President.


Purchase for $18 plus shipping and handling ($3). All net proceeds go directly to the new SWUSY Summer Program Scholarship Fund!


If you would like your book autographed, please send an email to after purchasing with the subject line of “Autograph” and with details in the body of the email.

For more information on The Richie Herskowitz Summer Programs Scholarship Fund, click here.


SWUSY Regional President, Eliana Horwitz discusses The President’s Book in her most recent SWIZZLE article:

In addition, I came home with one of my new favorite pieces of literature, past SWUSY and International USY President Aaron Jacobs’ book about his time in office, The President’s Book.

I read the entire book the Sunday night after Spring Kallah. The book’s nets proceeds go to the Richie Herskowitz USY Summer Program Scholarship Fund, in honor of his cousin who was a SWUSYite with Cystic Fibrosis who passed away in 2007– taken much too soon. The book is mainly full of fun tidbits of information about what running for International USY board is about and some of the duties and privileges that International President of USY fulfills while in office. However, it also contains insight on the importance of USY, how it can impact someone’s life, and how influential one person can be. For Aaron, that person was an International President who came to a SWUSY convention. For me, it was an executive board member at my first convention, which was three years prior to this Spring Kallah.

See the full article on page 2 of the 2012 March SWIZZLE.