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It’s Showtime for Yachad/NJCD:’Academy Awards’ To Highlight Nov 13, Second Annual ‘Oscar’ Ceremony

October 31, 2006, by

Following last year’s highly successful National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD) “Academy Awards” for leading performances in support of people with disabilities, presented by the Orthodox Union’s Yachad/ NJCD, the program returns once again this year with “Yachad Oscars: A Benefit and Awards Ceremony.” The “Oscars” celebrate the “Jewish community’s dedicated individuals who have consistently delivered outstanding performances on behalf of Yachad/NJCD.”

Duncan Hines to Offer OU Certified Pareve Cakes Again

October 26, 2006, by

There is good news for kosher consumers who want their Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mixes, certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, to have pareve and non-dairy status. The company has reversed a decision made in 2005 to switch the product to dairy, therefore rendering it unusable for cakes that are served with meat meals at the Sabbath table. The product line includes Moist Deluxe Classic Yellow, the best selling cake mix in the country, and other consumer favorites such as Devil’s Food, Lemon Supreme and Butter Recipe Golden.

Inspirational Role Model, Rivka Yudin of Far Rockaway, to Direct NCSY’s Michlelet Program in Israel

October 25, 2006, by

Who better to head the Orthodox Union’s NCSY “All New Michlelet” program for teenage girls than a woman who embodies the true spirit of a role model for young Jewish women? In summer 2007, the Michlelet program will be under the official directorship of Rivka Yudin of Far Rockaway, who will serve as a guide for teenage girls and share her many years of experience in Torah education with them.

Profile of Rabbi Berman Taking Over OU Israel Center as War Breaks Out

October 25, 2006, by

When Rabbi Avi Berman began his new job in mid-July as Director General of the Orthodox Union in Israel, having just returned to Israel where he grew up following five years in Vancouver, Canada, he didn’t have the traditional period of several weeks to adjust to his position, meet his staff, settle in to his new home, plan activities and programs, and just catch his breath after moving a family of seven thousands of miles. Just four days after he started on the job, Israel’s war against Hezbollah began.

OU Announces Two New Kosher Tidbits Programs on OU Radio

October 24, 2006, by

Vinegar and enzymes are the newly recorded topics, as the Kosher Tidbits radio program of the Orthodox Union’s Kashrut Division adds to its list of presentations intended to explain the finer points of Jewish Kosher law to a worldwide audience.

As Part of OU Kosher Month, OU to Present Kosher Education Program at Bensalem Outreach Center

October 24, 2006, by

Addressing the topic of Ingredient Panels (on food packages): Unraveling the Mysteries, Rabbi Richard Levine, Orthodox Union Rabbinic Field Representative for the Mid-Atlantic Region, will visit the Bensalem Outreach Center on Tuesday, November 14 to present the OU’s “Coming to a Yeshiva Near You” program. The event will be part of “Kosher Month,” being presented throughout November by the Center.

OU Kosher to Present Awards to Three Senior Rabbis at Dec 9 Melave Malka

October 24, 2006, by

In a first-time program to pay tribute to the Rabbinic Coordinators of the Orthodox Union Kosher Division – the senior rabbis whose knowledge of the complex laws of kashrut, dedication to their work, and understanding of the constantly changing world of food production have contributed greatly to the OU’s status as the leading kosher certification agency in the world – a presentation of the OU Kosher Safran-Guttmann Award for Professional Excellence and Accomplishment will take place at a Melave Malka of Appreciation and Recognition, on Saturday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Ballroom, 5902 Fourteenth Avenue, Brooklyn.