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The New OU.org

March 20, 2014, by

If you’ve visited OU.org within the last several weeks, you’ve probably noticed a significant change: a whole new website that is the culmination of an intense two-year building project that consolidated myriad OU sites and programs under one online umbrella. While the phrase “cutting-edge” is somewhat hackneyed, by visiting the newly redesigned OU homepage, you […]

11 Broadway “Kosher History”

February 21, 2014, by

We all know that 11 Broadway is the home of the OU, but what deeper connections might the address have to “kosher history?” Rabbinic Coordinator Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer shares a fascinating personal reflection on the address.

OU’s 2014 Guide to Passover

February 21, 2014, by

Over the past few weeks, we’ve presented passing teasers of the OU’s 2014 Guide to Passover. Now, as the Guide goes to print, we’d like to tell you a little bit more about what you can expect. The Guide is an annual favorite – truly indispensable for so many when it comes to Pesach preparation. This year, […]

Purim: How to Unmask Your Child’s Hidden Potential

February 20, 2014, by

In anticipation of Purim, the OU’s Department of Community Engagement presents the lunch break webinar Purim: How to Unmask Your Child’s Hidden Potential Co-sponsored by ChallahCrumbs.com and ParentingSimply.com, the program will be webcast live on Wednesday, March 5 at noon Eastern Standard Time. It will feature presenters Adina Soclof, MS. CCC-SLP and Devorah Levine-Katz, MSW. Registration […]

OU Kosher: Rabbi Avraham Juravel

February 20, 2014, by

I’d like to talk about one of the mainstays of OU Kosher: Rabbi Avraham Juravel, who serves as supervisor of technical services and as “honorary chief rabbi of Idaho Falls.” For more than two decades, Rabbi Juravel has been overseeing technical services for OU Kosher and traveling to Idaho four times a year in order to […]

Yachad Announces a Dating and Marriage Skills Group

January 30, 2014, by

Yachad announces a Dating and Marriage Skills Group for Jewish men and women aged 21-34 with developmental disabilities. The ten-part series is not a shidduch program, but a social-skills-building group. It begins Monday, February 3 and runs through April 7 at OU headquarters, 11 Broadway, from 5:45 to 8:00 p.m. The fee is $190 to […]

Ben Zakkai Honor Society Dinner 2014

January 30, 2014, by

Sunday night’s Ben Zakkai Honor Society dinner was a wonderful example of Orthodox Union lay and professional leadership working together to present six new BZHS inductees and a magnificent tribute to Anne Samson a”h. Anne, who was inducted posthumously into Ben Zakkai, NCSY‘s “Hall of Fame,” played a crucial role in enabling her husband Lee, NCSY’s […]

Tu b’Shevat with JLIC

January 30, 2014, by

On the college campus, when finals and winter break occupy students’ minds, Tu b’Shevat is an exciting time but often a missed opportunity. Our JLIC educators on college campuses across North America took steps to ensure that Tu b’Shevat did not pass without proper celebration. At Princeton University, students took some time to relax during […]

Pesach is Coming…

January 3, 2014, by

Pesach is coming – and so is the OU’s highly-anticipated annual guide to all things Pesach-related! In addition to complete listings of OU-P and kosher-for-Passover-year-round products, this year’s guide will feature Passover FAQs, a kashering primer, Seder shiurim, recipe substitutes, medicines and non-food items, and more! Visit www.ou.org/guide to place your order. Please note: if you receive Jewish […]