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Camp Javakhk 2018 Counselor Applications Now Open

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) announced on Friday that it is accepting counselor applications for the 2018 installment of Camp Javakhk. Camp Javakhk campers (Photo: Camp Javakhk) “Camp Javakhk is looking for qualified candidates at least 18 years of age for an unforgettable [more...]

December 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Transitions of Life and Their Impact on Cultural Identity

There has always been speculation among us Diasporan Armenians about what it means to truly “be” Armenian. Is it the mastery of the language? The involvement in every aspect of the community, or a specific prominent facet of it? Or is it simply your name, first or last? Though there is no [more...]

November 28, 2017 // 5 Comments

Camp Javakhk: An Unforgettable Experience

 By Annais Assatourian, member of the AYF-YOARF Washington D.C. “Ani” chapter and a 2017 Camp Javakhk counselor A few months ago, as I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline, I saw one of my friend’s posts about applications for Camp Javakhk of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS). [more...]

November 22, 2017 // 1 Comment

The Armenian Weekly 2017 AYF Olympics Special Issue Now Available Online

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—The editorial board of the Armenian Weekly is pleased to announce the online release of the Armenian Weekly 2017 AYF Olympics Special Issue. The issue, which is dedicated to the memory of longtime AYF Olympics Special Issue editor Tom Vartabedian, was published last month [more...]

November 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

AYF-YOARF Eastern U.S. 2017 Year-End Update

Sireli ungerner, hamagirner, With 2017 nearing its end, the Armenian Youth Federation—Youth Organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (AYF-YOARF) Eastern United States has had yet another successful year of re-energizing our members and strengthening our efforts to further our Cause. [more...]

November 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Weekend of Armenian Culture, Learning, and Community in New Jersey

RIDGEFIELD, N.J. (A.W.)—The New Jersey “Arsen” Chapter of the Armenian Youth Federation—Youth Organization of the ARF (AYF-YOARF) hosted the first-ever Armenian Cultural and Educational (ACE) Weekend for the Mid-Atlantic Region from Oct. 20 to 22 in Ridgefield, N.J. Juniors and Seniors from [more...]

October 31, 2017 // 2 Comments

Power to ‘Gibra-Hyes’

The drive to Troodos felt familiar, almost like I’ve been here before, only because I applied past knowledge (AYF Camp, Big Pines) to a new destination. The higher we drove up, the quicker the temperature dropped, from 32 Celsius to 15 Celsius. I remember feeling nervous—the kind of nervousness [more...]

October 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

AYF Summer 2017: A Summer of Stories

The “AYF Summer 2017” section of the Armenian Weekly’s Youth page will highlight the 2017 summer programs of the Armenian Youth Federation—Youth Organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (AYF-YOARF) Eastern United States. *** AYF Summer 2017: A Summer of Stories AYF Summer 2017: [more...]

October 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

How Do You Measure Armenian Identity?

By Ani Bournazian   What is your identity? For some, this is a simple question with a simple answer. My answer is, I am a 22-year-old Christian Armenian-American. To others, though, I am not that. Perhaps a better question would be, How do you measure identity? Before going on, I’ll explain [more...]

October 6, 2017 // 31 Comments

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