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OU Privileged to Host Rabbi Haskel Lookstein

October 14, 2013, by

The OU was privileged to host Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, Senior Rabbi of OU-member synagogue Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun (KJ) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Rabbi Lookstein is one of the most significant personalities in modern Jewish life. In his visit to the OU, he met with staff and discussed his 55 years as a pulpit rabbi. […]

Analysis of the Pew Research Report

October 14, 2013, by

Last week, OU and RCA congregational rabbis and shul presidents heard a skilled analysis of the recently-released Pew Research report on American Jewry. Preeminent American Jewish sociologist Professor Steven M. Cohen, a research professor at Hebrew Union College who served as senior consultant to the Pew organization for the study, visited the OU to appear […]

The Mesoras HaRav Chumash: Sefer Bereishis

September 16, 2013, by

OU Press proudly announces publication of The Mesoras HaRav Chumash: Sefer Bereishis with commentary based on the teachings of the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, edited by Dr. Arnold Lustiger. For the first time, the Rav’s profound insights into Chumash have been assembled and presented in the form of a commentary on the text of […]

OU Torah

August 28, 2013, by

We have had a relative lull this past week, in between the hustle and bustle of the various OU summer programs and the hectic schedule of our Tishrei holidays, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk about OU Torah, spearheaded by OU Torah Editor Rabbi Jack Abramowitz. OU Torah includes a broad spectrum […]

New Jersey NCSY at Great Adventure Chol Hamoed Sukkot

September 13, 2012, by

Each year on Chol Hamoed Sukkot, New Jersey NCSY hosts thousands of families at Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. Responding to an increased demand for shorter lines and a more religious atmosphere, NCSY is renting out the entire park for an exclusive day on Thursday, October 4 from 1:00-8:00 pm. Rabbi Yaakov Glasser, Regional Director […]

Press Clippings

September 13, 2012, by

From The Jewish Press, about OU Torah’s new series on Talmud Yerushalmi, taught by Rabbi Yosef Grossman.  Read here. ************************** Also from The Jewish Press, Hannah Kark’s winning entry from the 2012 OU Kosher Essay Contest.  Read here. ************************** From The Jewish Week, the OU and PEJE team up on tuition affordability.  Read here. ************************** […]

“Reflections on Teshuva”

September 13, 2012, by

Once again this year, some of the New York area’s most distinguished pulpit rabbis will exchange places on September 23, the Sunday before Yom Kippur, to provide their “Reflections on Teshuva,” an OU signature High Holy Day program. This year, for the first time, the program has been extended beyond the New York Metropolitan Area […]

Yachad/NJCD Counseling Center

September 6, 2012, by

Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, announced the opening of the new Yachad/NJCD Counseling Center, an expansion of its existing clinical services. Counseling and support services will be available at two locations: Yachad/OU Headquarters at 11 Broadway in Manhattan, and at 1122 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. Payment will be on a sliding scale […]

Harry H. Beren ASK OU Kashrus Summer Programs

August 30, 2012, by

70 students came from as far away as Houston and Israel to participate in the 11th cycle of the three- and one-week Harry H. Beren ASK OU Kashrus Summer Programs, offered by the OU every other summer. The intensive program covered fish, the kosher contract, cheese and whey, machinery, fermentation, cake, food-service protocols and kashering, […]