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.
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.
The Orthodox Union, through its Institute for Public Affairs, facilitated a meeting between the Bergen County Orthodox Jewish community and United States Senator Robert Menendez. The meeting, attended by approximately fifty community leaders and members, took place Sunday evening, October 22 at Congregation Rinat Yisrael, an OU member congregation in Teaneck.
To strengthen parenting skills and provide advice from leading Orthodox mental health professionals, the Orthodox Union Department of Community Services in conjunction with the Congregation Beth Israel Abraham Voliner will present a Positive Jewish Parenting program to be held at the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115 Street, Overland Park, Kansas, on Sunday, November 12.
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 a Positive Jewish Parenting program to be held at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva, 666 Kinderkamack Road, on two Wednesdays: November 15, 2006 and January 10, 2007. Both workshops will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
In the fourth of a series of highly popular Positive Jewish Parenting seminars, to be held at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, the Orthodox Union and HANC will present Giving the Most to Our Children and Getting the Most Out of Being a Parent, on Saturday night, November 4, 2006.
Two busloads of enthusiastic OU Israel members, tourists and olim (new and old) joined in the traditional annual celebrations of Simchat Beit Hasho’eva with IDF soldiers during Chol Hamo’ed Sukkot. The initiative for these incredible events lies in the hands of Howard Rhine, who for years has galvanized the Orthodox Union constituency to raise funds for Israeli soldiers, primarily, but not exclusively, through the sale of cards that contain the prayer for the Israeli soldiers.
National Association of Day Schools Serving Exceptional Children, an affiliate of the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council of Disabilities, which serves exceptional children, will hold a unique, two-day Special Education Conference for Yeshiva/Day School Educators from across the continent on Monday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, at OU Headquarters in Manhattan, continuing on November 7, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Kushner Schools in Livingston, NJ.
To enrich the classroom experience and increase the academic potential of Jewish children, the New Jersey Association of Jewish Day Schools, an affiliate of the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council of Disabilities, will hold its annual Election Day Statewide Professional Development Conference for Teachers in New Jersey Jewish day schools on Tuesday, November 7, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Kushner Schools in Livingston, NJ.
Close to a 1,000 of educators from throughout New Jersey attend this conference every year.
The Queens-based New York Region of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) hosted the popular Jewish music band Omek Hadavar in a Special Sukkot concert event that was open to the entire community at the Utopia Jewish Center in Fresh Meadows, Queens. A crowd of close to 200 people attended the event, continuing the success New York NCSY has achieved in branching out into community events.