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OU Convention to Focus on Global Jewish Unity, December 26-28 in Tarrytown, NY

November 20, 2014, by

Deeply understanding the issues facing the worldwide 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 at the DoubleTree Tarrytown Hotel in Tarrytown, New York. “After war broke out in Israel this summer and the […]

OU and RCA Condemn Terror Attack in Jerusalem: “All Synagogues Desecrated Today”

November 18, 2014, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, together with the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), condemns the terror attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem this morning that killed four rabbis. The OU and RCA leadership stated: “We absolutely condemn — and call upon all people of […]

OU Chairman Stephen J. Savitsky To Serve As Guest Speaker At Congregation Poale Zedeck in Pittsburgh this Shabbat

November 17, 2014, by

Orthodox Union Chairman of the Board Stephen J. Savitsky will be guest speaker at Congregation Poale Zedeck in Pittsburgh from Friday, November 21 to Saturday, November 22 (Shabbat Parshat Toldot). The OU-member synagogue is located at 6318 Phillips Avenue. At the Friday night dinner Mr. Savitsky will deliver his presentation on “Looking at the Orthodox Jewish […]

OU Job Board And Partners Present Basic Entrepreneurship Training for Baby Boomers

November 17, 2014, by

Got that grand billion-dollar idea, but don’t know how to start from scratch? Want to learn how to turn your business into a success story? With their experience, keen judgment, and expertise, baby boomers are prime candidates to become consultants or starting their own businesses. A 2013 report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, an […]

OU Praises Decision of US Court of Appeals Dismissing Challenge to “Parsonage” Allowance

November 13, 2014, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, praised the decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissing a challenge to the law that gives clergy tax-free housing allowances. The Court said that the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the organization behind the lawsuit, did not […]

OU Senior Managing Director Rabbi Steven Weil To Present An Inspirational Weekend In Houston With NCSY This Shabbat

November 13, 2014, by

Rabbi Steven Weil, senior managing director at the Orthodox Union, will present an OU-NCSY Shabbat of Inspiration at the Young Israel of Houston from Friday, November 14 to Saturday, November 15, Shabbat Parshat Chayei Sarah. The synagogue is located at 7823 Ludington Drive. On Friday night Rabbi Weil and Rabbi Israel Lashak, director of Southwest […]

OU Press Launches New Book By Dovid Lichtenstein, Headlines: Halachic Debates Of Current Events

November 10, 2014, by

OU Press, the publishing division of the Orthodox Union, announces the publication of Dovid Lichtenstein’s Headlines: Halachic Debates of Current Events. Orthodox Jews are not strangers to controversy. Media attention, welcome or otherwise, is a regular feature of life for our community, and provides rich material for debate and discussion, both in our real human […]

Rabbi Weinreb to be Scholar-in-Residence at Atlanta’s Young Israel of Toco Hills Building Dedication, Nov 14-15, Shabbat Parshat Chayei Sarah

November 10, 2014, by

Orthodox Union Executive Vice President, Emeritus Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb will be scholar-in-residence at the building dedication of the Young Israel of Toco Hills from Friday, November 14 to Saturday, November 15 (Shabbat Parshat Chayei Sarah). The official dedication (Chanukat Beit Knesset) will take place Sunday, November 16. The synagogue is located at 2056 […]