Met Council Volunteer and Donor Opportunities in Response to Hurricane Sandy Take Action. We need volunteers for hands-on support for the following: Items Drive: Hurricane victims are in need of the following items in great demand: – Bottled water – NEW blankets – Paper goods such as toilet paper, paper towels, etc. – Cleaning productsREAD MORE »
A local professional engineer who designs mechanical and electrical systems for a living cautions that if you don’t have power as Shabbos comes in, you should shut off your main circuit breakers to your house. If the power comes on over Shabbos and there is a short or other damaged wire/light/appliance, it could cause aREAD MORE »
The Kemp Mill (Silver Spring) Community is organizing a bus from Long Island (White Shul in Far Rockaway) for people to come to Silver Spring for Shabbos. Bus will be leaving at 10am on Friday, and leaving Silver Spring around 4PM on Sunday. There are also discussions in the works to arrange for a busREAD MORE »
Prediction, Preparation, Tension, Destruction, Despair, Loss, Horror, Emptiness, Darkness, This Was a Week We Will Remember for a Very Long Time!!!
In New York NCSY south all kids living in the “A” and “B” zone areas got a call on Sunday (along with ones outside the area) to be sure they had a place to stay when they would be evacuated. All kids got calls on Monday to check on them, and followup when possible onREAD MORE »
Mindful of the significant impact Hurricane Sandy has wrought on our communities in New Jersey and New York, the OU is announcing the postponement of its “Week of Action Convention 2012″ which was to principally take place in Trenton, NJ and New York City in two weeks (Nov. 14-18), as well as the Convention ShabbatREAD MORE »
Despite a lack of available heat and phone service due to Hurricane Sandy, the Orthodox Union’s offices, commencing on Friday, November 9, the OU will return to standard business hours, Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST) and Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 PM (EST). Staff are requested to dress accordingly and bringREAD MORE »
Together with all of Klal Yisrael, the Orthodox Union and NCSY, its international youth movement, mourn the passing of Mr. Zev Wolfson, a”h, of Lawrence, NY, at the age of 84. Mr. Wolfson was hailed as one of the greatest baalei tzedakah (philanthropists) of his time. Amongst his generous support of many Torah and chesed organizations around the world, Mr. Wolfson was deeply committed to NCSY as a vehicle of kiruv (communicatingREAD MORE »