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The Latest Jewish Action Is Out

June 7, 2012, by

The latest edition of Jewish Action is out, featuring a striking cover and cover story on “Why Can’t We All Get Along?” In this thought-provoking symposium on Jewish unity, leading rabbis and thinkers across the Orthodox spectrum take a hard look at the deep divisions in contemporary Orthodox life and offer their candid views of […]

Celebrate Israel Parade – There’s an OU for You

June 7, 2012, by

Nearly 500 OU lay leaders, staffers, OU shul members, a huge Yachad contingent, NCSYers and more jubilantly marched up Fifth Avenue in New York in last Sunday’s Celebrate Israel Parade. Leading the OU group was an immense billboard on a truck, with the slogan “There’s an OU for YOU”, and featuring the OU’s three pillars […]

May 30 Security Seminar

June 7, 2012, by

On Wednesday, May 30, over 50 attendees representing 20,000 students and synagogue congregants in New Jersey participated in a interactive presentation by Michael Dailey of the US Department of Homeland Security as part of a day-long seminar discussing enhanced security techniques. Josh Pruzansky, OU NJ Director of Political Affairs and Public Policy, who organized the […]

OU’s West Coast Region Annual Awards Banquet

May 31, 2012, by

The Annual Awards Banquet of the OU’s West Coast Region will be held on Tuesday, June 19 at the Sephardic Temple in Los Angeles. The event honors Rivka and Raphy Nissel (Keter Shem Tov Award), Tzvika and Sarah Nissel, Chaim and Dahlia Nissel and Erez and Rikki Nissel (Dor L’Dor honorees), and Rabbi Y. Boruch […]

Harry H. Beren ASKOU Outreach Program Will Present “Kashrut in the Community”

May 31, 2012, by

OU Kosher‘s Harry H. Beren ASKOU Outreach Program will present “Kashrut in the Community” for advanced rabbinical students June 4 -19 at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University. The program will focus on state-of-the-art practical aspects of that halacha in a world of ever-changing food technology. The faculty will consist of experts […]

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 […]