NCSY Alumni To Rock The Bencher: Famous Songbook To Undergo Revision

January 15, 2007, by

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.

NCSY Alumni to Reunite for a Second Time Feb 16-18; Retreat May Outdo the First

January 11, 2007, by

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.

Legislative Forums Held Across Maryland

January 10, 2007, by

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.

OU Campus Program Breeds Championships, Thanks to Prowess at U of Florida

January 9, 2007, by

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.