Orthodox Union

“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 […]

7th Marriage Enrichment Retreat

July 19, 2012, by

This past weekend, July 13-15, the Department of Community Engagement hosted its highly-successful and much-enjoyed 7th Marriage Enrichment Retreat at the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa in Kerhonkson, NY. The weekend was designed for happily-married couples who want to communicate and relate on a deeper emotional level. This sold-out program, with over 250 people in […]

New Team Yachad Site Has Officially Launched

July 5, 2012, by

Team Yachad‘s new site has officially launched. Thanks to Gary Magder and his incredible team, the site looks great and is ready to receive runners and sponsors! Team Yachad is looking to improve upon its already-impressive showing last year, when 135 runners raised more than $400,000.  If you are interested in running for a great […]

The Heart to Heart Project

July 5, 2012, by

Nearly 400 eager recruits, who plan to attend secular colleges in America this fall following studies in Israel, have signed on board with The Heart to Heart Project (H2H) – an OU NextGen partnership program – after meeting H2H Founder Hart Levine during his whirlwind “tour and meet” trip this month. In conjunction with visits […]

Jewish Press Reports on Upcoming Marriage Retreat

June 28, 2012, by

The Jewish Press reports on the OU’s upcoming Marriage Enrichment Retreat, to be held July 13-15 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, NY. OU National Director of Community Services and Special Projects Frank Buchweitz is quoted as saying, “In the medical, accounting, and legal professions, people need continuing education credits to [complement] […]

Confusing the Victim with the Perpetrator

June 21, 2012, by

Jewish Action Article – Summer 2012 Tiny little Israel. Such a small and inconsequential piece of land should logically be ignored and forgotten. She is content to be the small Jewish homeland that welcomes and absorbs people of all faiths. She does not seek the world’s attention; she seeks the world’s persecuted and broken and […]

Yachad Placed Second in FEGS Haym Salomon Arts Awards Competition

June 14, 2012, by

A piece of art created by Yachad’s DayHab, led by Vocational Services Coordinator Sara Kramer, placed second in the FEGS Haym Salomon Arts Awards Competition. The work, entitled “Our Beautiful World,” will hang in the Visions of a Greener World exhibition at the UJA-Federation of New York Building Gallery from June 11-August 24. The participants […]

Zero Tolerance, Zero Seichel

June 14, 2012, by

OU Managing Director Rabbi Steven Burg and Torah Content Editor Rabbi Jack Abramowitz jointly penned an op-ed about zero-tolerance policies in schools entitled “Zero Tolerance, Zero Seichel.” This op-ed ties into the recent case of Jessica Barba, who was suspended over an anti-bullying YouTube message she created. Among the papers that picked up this piece […]

Nusach Sepharad Version of the Koren Sacks Siddur

June 14, 2012, by

OU Press is pleased to announce that Koren Publishers in Israel has just come out with a Nusach Sepharad version of the popular Koren Sacks Siddur, which contains Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks‘ outstanding English translation and commentary.  The siddur is co-published by OU Press, and is available to OU employees at a discount. The siddur […]