OU Commends Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s UN Address

September 30, 2014, by

Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America issued the following statement commending Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for his address to the United Nations General Assembly: “Yesterday, before the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an eloquent and forceful message about the urgent threat of militant […]

Thoughts for the New Year: What We Need Is Grassroots Activism

September 30, 2014, by

During a recent visit to New York I stayed with friends in Manhattan. Having visited with them numerous times, the doorman in their building knows me. One morning as I was leaving for the day, it was clear he wanted to say something more than “Have a nice day.” I stopped. What began as a […]

OU Torah’s Line-Up for 5775 To Include Mesillas Yesharim Series

September 23, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union’s OU Torah web site has announced that its slate of series for the new Jewish year of 5775 will include lectures on Mesillas Yesharim, the classic work of mussar (self-improvement). Mesillas Yesharim, which means “the path of the upright,” was written by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, an 18th century scholar often known […]

“Everybody Know Somebody: Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community” 10/26 in Potomac, MD

September 22, 2014, by

With the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)  Director Thomas R. Insel, M.D., as a featured speaker, the Orthodox Union Department of Community Engagement, the Eating Disorder Network of Maryland, and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) will present a free communal program on “Everybody Knows Somebody: Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community” on Sunday, […]

OU Job Board Offers Positions for Warner Bros and Loeb & Troper

September 22, 2014, by

The OU Job Board has announced placement programs with Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Loeb & Troper LLP Audit, Tax, and Consulting. Michael Rosner, director of the OU Job Board, explained, “We hope to build on this relationship to be a fulltime ‘broker’ for Warner Bros. and Loeb & Troper, and we look forward to […]

OU Hails U.S. House Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

September 19, 2014, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the United States House of Representatives for passing House Resolution 707, “condemning all forms of anti-Semitism and rejecting attempts to justify anti-Jewish hatred or violent attacks as an acceptable expression of disapproval or frustration over political events […]

Rabbi Weil Returns to Young Israel of Oak Park for OU Community Weekend, September 19-20,

September 15, 2014, by

Rabbi Steven Weil, senior managing director at the Orthodox Union, will visit the synagogue and its members where his pulpit career first began, when he presents an OU Community Weekend atthe Young Israel of Oak Park from Friday, September 19 to Saturday, September 20, Shabbat Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech. The OU member synagogue is located at 15140 West 10 […]