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Yachad Oscars

May 24, 2012, by

Members of Los Angeles Yachad, their parents, family and friends will be walking the “red carpet” at this year’s Yachad Oscars, Tuesday, May 29. This black-tie event will honor the accomplishments of the concluding year, while spoofing the real Oscar ceremonies that are held in Los Angeles. Perri Tabak, Director of Los Angeles Yachad, who […]

OU Job Fair in Israel

May 24, 2012, by

The OU Job Board will present a Job Fair on Wednesday, July 25 at the Ramada Renaissance in Jerusalem for both native speakers of English and Hebrew. There is no charge for employers or candidates to participate. The last time that the OU Job Board held a Fair in Israel was in 2008, in conjunction […]

New Yachad Program This Summer

May 24, 2012, by

A new Yachad program is set to begin this summer!  Yachad will be partnering with the hottest day camp around, Moshava Ba’ir, to provide vocational placement for adults who have special needs.  This program was started to help those who have some special needs, and are capable and willing workers, to find a summer job. Workers […]

Rabbi Burg on Fox News

May 24, 2012, by

The “Church vs. State” aspect of recent healthcare legislation reared its head again last week when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (who is Catholic) was booed at Georgetown University (which is a Catholic college). Is this course of action appropriate to do to a public official? How is this issue impacted by the […]

Israeli Day Parade Sunday, June 3

May 17, 2012, by

Every year, the OU has a great crowd of hundreds of staff members, lay leaders, Yachad members, NCSYers and many others who march with us in the Celebrate Israel Parade up Fifth Avenue in New York City. At this year’s parade, on Sunday, June 3, we’ll be marching with a huge OU billboard sign (on […]

Maury Litwack as Scholar-in-Residence at Kesher Israel Congregation

May 17, 2012, by

Maury Litwack, OU Director of Political Affairs, will serve as scholar-in-residence at Kesher Israel Congregation in Harrisburg, PA for Shabbat, Friday, June 15-Saturday, June 16, in a community weekend presented by the OU Karasick Department of Synagogue Services. He will discuss “Spies and Sabotage in the Bible: Why Moses Reacts Better than Nixon,” “The Jewish […]

OU Singles Connection With Special Guest Speaker Rabbi Yaakov Spivak

May 17, 2012, by

OU Singles Connection invites singles ages 35 and above to a buffet dinner on Tuesday, May 29 with special guest speaker Rabbi Yaakov Spivak at Mr. Broadway, 1372 Broadway (at 38th Street) in Manhattan. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., Rabbi Spivak will discuss “Secrets of the Mystical Dimension” with time following to mingle and network. Life […]

The Taryag Companion

May 17, 2012, by

OU Torah Content Editor Rabbi Jack Abramowitz has released his largest and most ambitious book to date, The Taryag Companion. Clocking in at 694 pages, this hefty tome includes thorough and incisive explanations of all 613 mitzvos (according to the Rambam’s list) in Rabbi Jack’s own inimitable fashion. Supplemental materials will enlighten readers on a […]

Woodside Jewish Center

May 17, 2012, by

Orthodox Union member synagogue the Woodside Jewish Center in Queens, NY has closed its doors after more than eight decades, the victim of shifting demographics. Its memory will live on, however, thanks to a generous gift of the remaining assets of the shul to the OU, to support such Israel-based programs as the  Seymour J. […]

More Than 200 at Medical Ethics Conference

May 17, 2012, by

More than 200 people attended the OU Department of Community Engagement’s medical ethics conference, “Clinical and Torah Perspectives on Intimacy and Fertility,” co-sponsored by The Puah Institute, which was held April 29 at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, NJ. Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Bnai Yeshurun said, “We were delighted to host the OU-Machon Puah Conference […]