The Orthodox Union, which supports major outreach programs in Israel to bring Torah Judaism to unaffiliated youths and adults, today stated its strong objection to legislation introduced in the Knesset by Labor MK Ophir Pines-Paz which would ban Jewish outreach educators from approaching and engaging with Israeli youth.
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization in North America joined other Jewish groups, public officials, and religious leaders in condemning the Islamic Republic of Iran for convening a conference questioning if the Holocaust happened and hosting those who deny this historical fact.
With the theme of The Tension in Jewish Life: Preserving the Past and Innovating for the Future, the West Coast Region of the Orthodox Union will present its 16th Annual West Coast Torah Convention, from Thursday, December 21 to Monday, December 25, at locations throughout the Los Angeles area.
To strengthen parenting skills and to provide advice from leading Orthodox mental health professionals, the Orthodox Union Department of Community Services, in conjunction with the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services of the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, located in River Edge, will present the second in a two-part series, Positive Jewish Parenting, to be held at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva, 666 Kinderkamack Road, on Wednesday, January 10, 2007. The workshop, Developing Positive Self Esteem and Coping with Peer Pressure, will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The war between Israel and Lebanon might be over (for now), but hopes for captured Israeli soldiers Ehud Goldwasser, Eldad Regev and Gilad Shalit are being kept alive as part of a new project of the NCSY Teens for Freedom program. NCSY, the national youth program of the Orthodox Union, has designed and is making available bookmarks with the message Pray for the Captured Israeli Soldiers which include photos of the soldiers on the front and a prayer composed by Chief Rabbi HaRav Yonah Metzger on the reverse.
The Orthodox Union’s Winter 5767/2006 issue of the award-winning Jewish Action magazine is now available to readers with its usual collection of thought-provoking and well-written articles. They include:
To shed light on hot topic issues in dating — including finances, physical appearance, and age differences, among other topics — the Orthodox Union Singles Connection, in conjunction with Congregation Shearith Israel/ Spanish Portuguese Synagogue and EndTheMadness, presents a round table discussion, “Doubles Standards in Dating: Breaking Barriers and Debunking Social Customs,” on Monday, December 11.
Saturday night, delegates to the 108th Anniversary Biennial Convention (being held in Jerusalem) of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America adopted Resolutions expressing the positions of the largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization on a range of critical issues. The Resolutions included the following:
The Orthodox Union Singles Connection presents the Staten Island Singles Shabbaton, an exciting Shabbat program where singles, ages 22 to 30, can meet that special someone in a fun, and relaxed environment.
This evening, the 108th Anniversary Biennial Convention of the Orthodox Union opened in Jerusalem. The opening session, at which Stephen J. Savitsky was installed for a second term as the organization’s president, was addressed by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, as well as other distinguished leaders.