Orthodox Union

“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, […]

“Using Quantitative Data to Lead Qualitative Conversations”

August 23, 2012, by

Dan Hazony, Director of Information Systems for NCSY, has an op-ed in eJewish Philanthropy entitled “Using Quantitative Data to Lead Qualitative Conversations.” In it, he discusses figuring out what needs to be measured, setting up an infrastructure to support the measurements, overcoming staff reluctance to data-gathering, and more. This is especially vital in what he […]

Fall 2012 Jewish Action Now Available

August 16, 2012, by

The Fall 2012 issue of Jewish Action is now out. Features include: The Social Media Revolution: What Does It Mean for Our Children?; What do Orthodox educators-across the spectrum-have to say about Facebook?; Another Year, Another Chance: Special Rosh Hashanah Section; A Conversation with Rabbi Itay Meushar of Peru; Weighing in Obesity in the Frum […]

Tisha B’Av 2012

July 26, 2012, by

This Sunday, the 10th of Av, we remember the destruction of G-d’s Temple. We mourn our exile and the loss of this singular pipeline to communicate with Him. In order to make this sublime occasion more meaningful, the OU has for years provided resources for congregations and individuals to help us all better understand the […]

Plans for New Daf Yomi Cycle

July 19, 2012, by

The Daf Yomi cycle will soon be starting again and OU Torah is gearing up for the occasion. Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operating Officer of OU Kosher, delivers the most popular Daf shiur in the world. See here what he and the OU have planned as Jews around the world prepare to renew their study […]

“Iran is the Problem, Not Israel”

July 19, 2012, by

An op-ed penned for the JTA entitled, “Iran is the Problem, Not Israel.” If Iran manages to achieve nuclear capability, Israel will no doubt be their primary target. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have threatened a preemptive strike, much to the world’s chagrin. But that doesn’t make Israel the threat to […]

Harry H. Beren ASKOU Kashrut Summer Programs

July 19, 2012, by

OU Kosher will once again present the Harry H. Beren ASKOU Kashrut Summer Programs, now in its 11th cycle. There are two varieties: a three-week Kashrut Internship Program, from July 30-August 17 and a one-week Kashrut Training Program, from August 13 to August 17. Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Kosher Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator, reports that […]

“Guard Not Only Your Tongue, but Your Entire Body”

July 19, 2012, by

The OU Department of Community Engagement will partner with the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County and the Rabbinical Council of America to present “Guard Not Only Your Tongue, but Your Entire Body,” a professional development Mishmeret Guf workshop for rabbis on the importance of personal care and well-being of congregants. The Conference will be held […]