NCSY Bookmark Urges Continued Prayer for Captured Israeli Soldiers Goldwasser, Regev and Shalit

December 8, 2006, by

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.

OU Singles Connection Presents A Roundtable Discussion, Double Standards in Dating, December 11

November 29, 2006, by

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.

OU Adopts Resolutions at Jerusalem Convention

November 28, 2006, by

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:

Meeting of Kosher Organizations at the OU Tackles Monsey Scandal and Humane Slaughter Controversy

November 21, 2006, by

Faced with substantial challenges that have rocked the kosher industry in the past two years, even as growth in sales continues at a 15 percent annual rate, the Chicago-based Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO) held the annual meeting last Thursday that follows the giant KosherFest show in New York. The all-day gathering took place in the Manhattan offices of the Orthodox Union, and was attended by dozens of AKO member representatives from across the United States, from England, and even from Australia.

OU Kosher Announces Debut of OU Direct, to Provide Vast Quanitities of Information to OU Companies

November 10, 2006, by

The message from the Orthodox Union Kosher Division is as clear as it can be: “Managing Your Account Has Never Been Simpler.” The source of this management wizardry is, the new six-part website designed to provide a vast amount of information to companies certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. After a period of testing, OU Direct went online this week.