Batya Rosner

Batya Rosner is a staff writer of the Orthodox Union and ou.org

Edible Parsha Project: Parshat Vayetzei

November 24, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special

Edible Parsha Project: Parshat Toldot

November 18, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special

Orthodox Union Convention in December to Focus on Global Jewish Unity

November 11, 2014, by

Deeply understanding the issues facing the global Jewish community and how we can work towards global Jewish unity is the focus of this year’s Orthodox Union Convention, taking place Friday, December 26 through Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Tarrytown Hilton in Tarrytown, New York. “After war broke out in Israel this summer and the

Edible Parsha Project: Parshat Chayei Sarah

November 11, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special

Eli Hagler’s Looking For Your Reaction

November 6, 2014, by

Once a week you’ll find Eli Hagler in the radio studio down the hall from his office at OU headquarters in lower Manhattan. An energetic, articulate personality with a curious, charming nature, Eli is associate director of the Orthodox Union’s Yachad / National Jewish Council for Disabilities. He uses his experiences in that position to

ASK OU 12 Internship Raises Bar for Excellence in the Field of Kashrus

September 8, 2014, by

On the opening day of ASK OU 12, Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer pondered the many ways of whey. As the OU Kosher Rabbinic Coordinator in the dairy industry, and Chairman of the OU Dairy Committee, Rabbi Gordimer delved into the technical composition of milk before proceeding to a discussion of the relevant halachic sources applied to

Changing the Face of Women’s Jewish Education on Campus: JLIC Queens College Launches Full-Fledged Midrasha

August 18, 2014, by

When Rabbi Robby and Shoshana Charnoff arrived at Queens College two years ago as the inaugural Torah Educators of the Orthodox Union’s Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) program at Queens, they emphasized their goal of “transforming a commuter campus into a Queens College Jewish Community.” The Charnoffs serve as Torah educators, role models

Yad B’Yad 2014: Inclusion and Friendship Know No Borders

August 12, 2014, by

In one week, the staff of Yachad was able to accomplish what normally takes months of planning. When recent events in Israel rerouted summer plans to the West Coast for 190 Yad B’Yad participants, the message was loud and clear that inclusion and friendship know no borders. Hebrew for “hand in hand,” Yad B’Yad (YBY)

Putting East Brunswick On The Map

July 31, 2014, by

As first time participants in the OU Home and Job Relocation Fair (popularly known as the OU Jewish Communities Fair), representatives of the Young Israel of East Brunswick (YIEB) in central New Jersey knew a game plan was necessary to achieve their goal of enticing young families to move there. Priding itself as “a one