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With Love From Long Island: Inspirational Shabbat 2014 Connects Jewish Communities Across Five Towns And Far Rockaway

November 7, 2014, by

The Five Towns, Far Rockaway, and surrounding areas are centers of vibrant Orthodox Judaism. The community is home to numerous day schools, yeshivas, restaurants and every possible Jewish amenity. One would think that amid the hustle and bustle of this robust area, The Shabbat Project would be something too basic and rudimentary to take off. […]

Mayor of Sderot Visits the OU With Words of Faith and Determination

November 7, 2014, by

Alon Davidi, the mayor of Sderot, the community in southern Israel less than a kilometer from Gaza, which for years has been the favorite target of rocket attacks from Hamas and other Palestinian radical groups in Gaza, visited the Orthodox Union this week to thank the organization for the moral strength and programmatic initiatives it […]

OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin Meets with Leadership of Lakewood Jewish Community

November 6, 2014, by

Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Allen Fagin recently met with Lakewood Mayor Menashe Miller and the leadership of the Lakewood Jewish community. The meetings were arranged by Josh Pruzansky, Regional Director of OU Advocacy-NJ. Included in Mr. Fagin’s visit was a tour of Beth Medrash Govoha (BMG), the largest full time yeshiva/higher-education institution in America […]

“Maybe We Should Teach the Way They Learn” Yachad Veterans Day Conference in NYC

November 4, 2014, by

“Train a child according to his way” (Proverbs 22:6) is a Biblical aphorism summing up the feeling of many parents and educators. Inspired by this ever-enlightening teaching from King Solomon, the Orthodox Union’s Yachad/National Jewish Council for Disabilities and The International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special Education will present, “”Maybe We Should Teach […]

Orthodox Union Urges Supreme Court To Uphold 2002 Law Allowing On Passports Notation Of “Israel” As Birthplace

November 3, 2014, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the 2002 law passed by the U.S. Congress, which ordered the State Department to allow U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem to record on their passports that Israel is their place of birth. The […]