With “Comedy and Spirit,” the Teaneck Jewish Community will have an opportunity to help send Yachad members to Israel this summer by attending a special benefit Saturday, February 24, 8:30 p.m., at Congregation Beth Sholom, 354 Maitland Avenue. Yachad recently opened its New Jersey office in Teaneck.
Congregation Pri Eitz Chaim Ocean Avenue Jewish Center and the Orthodox Union, concerned with the difficulties facing “the sandwich generation,” will present a joint program at the synagogue, 2600 Ocean Ave, on Saturday, February 10, at 8:15 p.m. Admission is free.
Kosher, the largest and most recognized kosher certification organization in the world, will present a one-day seminar for the candy, snack, nut and confectionary industries at Orthodox Union headquarters in New York, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6.
There are few publications, particularly in the Jewish world, that can claim to have sold over a million-and-a-half copies as The NCSY Bencher has done. The Bencher, which has guided joyous singing at weddings, bar mitzvahs, and many Shabbatonim for nearly 25 years, is now being revised. The goal of the revision is to add new songs and new versions of old songs to the widely distributed compilation. NCSY Alumni, the organization of thousands of NCSY graduates, is sponsoring the revisions and welcoming the input of anyone who has internet access and an interest in a wide variety of Jewish melodies.
For parents seeking to strengthen their child-rearing skills, the Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Services, in conjunction with the Yeshivat Akiva PTA, Young Israel of Oak Park and Young Israel of Southfield, will present a program of Positive Parenting Program on Saturday night, February 3.
Why change a good thing? To make it even better. In response to the tremendous success of last year’s debut NCSY Alumni retreat, there will be a second and aptly renamed A.I.R or Adult Inspiration Retreat, taking place the weekend of February 16-18 in New Jersey, but drawing an audience from around the United States and Canada. The A.I.R is an NCSY-style Shabbaton for adults, in which NCSY Alumni, the OU Young Leadership Cabinet (YLC), and new friends will join for an uplifting and unforgettable Shabbat.
The Orthodox Union’s Yachad/the National Jewish Council for Disabilities will hold its first ever Midwest Regional Family Shabbaton in Chicago, with participants invited from all over the Midwest. It will be held at the Northbrook Radisson, Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11.
Last night the Maryland Non-Public Schools Legislative Coalition, of which the Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs is a founding member, held 17 Legislative Forums across Maryland to advocate to their local elected officials on restoring cut textbook funding, expanding the teacher training tax credit, and enacting the BOAST Maryland Education Tax Credit that would infuse $25 million in new money to our schools.
For the Jewish deaf and their families, Orthodox Union’s Our Way, a program for the deaf and hearing impaired, presents a one-of-a-kind Sabbath experience, January 26-27, in Potomac, Maryland. It will be held at Beth Shalom Congregation and Talmud Torah, 11825 Seven Locks Rd.
Ho hum! It’s happened again. For the second time in 10 months, the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) program is part of college life at the NCAA champion of a major sport, just as it was last spring following the “March Madness” basketball tournament. Of course, the University of Florida’s athletic prowess has something to do with it.