Orthodox Union

An Overwhelming Experience

August 26, 2014, by

We were overwhelmed and shaken by meeting the Tragerman family this afternoon during a shiva visit. Hearing their story as well as the story of their friends and family who have committed their lives to making the desert bloom, building Israel and building the Jewish people was a source of inspiration. The hug and embrace […]

OU Rabbinic Delegation Demonstrates Support for Israel during Ongoing Conflict

August 25, 2014, by

A group of rabbis who lead Orthodox Union – affiliated synagogues around the United States are participating in a Rabbinic Leadership Solidarity Mission to Israel that will run through Thursday, August 28. The mission is being led by Rabbi Steven Weil, OU’s senior managing director, Rabbi Avi Berman, executive director of the Seymour J. Abrams OU Israel Center in […]

Report From Sderot

July 27, 2014, by

Report from Sderot Currently leading an OU Solidarity Mission to Israel consisting of over 40 individuals, joined by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, executive vice president, emeritus of the OU, and Rabbi Avi Berman, executive director of OU Israel.  Friday — We met with one of the engineering groups that is demolishing the tunnels. The leader […]

Reports from Israel: The OU Solidarity Mission

July 25, 2014, by

Led by Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb and Rabbi Steven Weil, the Orthodox Union’s Solidairy Mission to Israel has landed safely and is underway. Rabbi Barry Kornblau, Rav of Young Israel of Hollis Hills-Windsor Park, and Director of Member Services at The Rabbinical Council of America – RCA will be posting updates as the mission proceeds. […]

OU Advocacy’s Work in Albany

April 7, 2014, by

March was a very important month-particularly this past week-for New York Jewish day schools. If you haven’t been following OU Advocacy’s work in Albany, OU Advocacy’s New York team, led by Jeff Leb, conducted a “full-court press” in the New York Assembly and Senate last month on behalf of New York’s Jewish day schools. Their […]

NCSY’s Jewish Unity Mentoring Program (JUMP) Leadership Competition

March 27, 2014, by

Last week, I was privileged to serve, with others, as a judge for NCSY’s Jewish Unity Mentoring Program (JUMP) Leadership Competition, which represents the culmination of months of hard work, passion and creativity. JUMP – a national program run by New York NCSY’s Director of Operations, Carol Rhine – offers teens skills-training, along with the […]

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 […]