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Absolut OU. Absolutely Marvelous News in the World of Vodka! Absolut Certified Kosher by OU.

July 31, 2006, by

ABSOLUT OU. ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS NEWS IN THE WORLD OF VODKA! ABSOLUT IS CERTIFIED KOSHER BY THE ORTHODOX UNION. In an absolutely significant development in the world of kosher certification, the Orthodox Union and Absolut Vodka today jointly announced that six Absolut products have received kosher certification from the OU, the world’s most recognizable kosher symbol, […]

OU Our Way Trip To Israel for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Takes Place as Planned, August 13

July 28, 2006, by

Even as Israel fights its two-front war, Our Way/JDSR (Jewish Deaf Singles Registry), the Orthodox Union’s program for the Jewish community’s deaf and hearing impaired singles, is prepared and ready to leave August 13 on its long-planned 12-day tour of Israel. Our Way’s determination reflects the commitment of the OU to maintain its summer tour programs in Israel, including a variety of trips of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth, despite the situation, but with constant attention to security.

‘Round the Clock and ‘Round the World, OU Nine-Day Program, Now in Action

July 27, 2006, by

From Palm Springs to Providence, from Vancouver to Toronto, from Cape Town to London and Glasgow, from Israel to Indiana, from Manchester to Minsk, round the clock, 24 hours a day, for 192 hours straight, groups are currently deeply involved in studying the Torah and its commentaries over a nine-day period under an Orthodox Union program to use the spiritual merit of Torah study for the benefit of the people of Israel as they fight a two-front war against terror.

OU Israel Center Dispatches Hundreds of Volunteers to the North

July 27, 2006, by

Israelis in bomb shelters in the north of Israel are not alone. With the outbreak of war, the OU’s Seymour J. Abrams OU Jerusalem World Center (the Israel Center) immediately mobilized to bring sustenance and comfort to their brothers and sisters seeking protection underground from Hezbollah attacks. As many as 700 Israel Center volunteers have gone north from Jerusalem to go from bomb shelter to bomb shelter, with each team to spend about four hours in each place, covering two shelters per day.

OU Israel Center Volunteers Bring Encouragement to People in the North

July 27, 2006, by

Upon the outbreak of the war against Hezbollah, the Orthodox Union’s Seymour J. Abrams OU Jerusalem World Center (the Israel Center) immediately geared up with a wide array of humanitarian programming to bring religious, emotional and financial sustenance to ease the anguish of children and adults who are in the range of Hezbollah missiles, and who must take refuge in bomb shelters.

Media Advisory: OU Jerusalem Representative Available for On-the-Scene Interviews

July 27, 2006, by

Upon the outbreak of the war against Hezbollah, the Orthodox Union’s Seymour J. Abrams OU Jerusalem World Center (the Israel Center) immediately geared up with a wide array of humanitarian programming to bring religious, emotional and financial sustenance to ease the anguish of children and adults who are in the range of Hezbollah missiles, and who must take refuge in bomb shelters.

Orthodox Union and NCSY Take Extra Security Measures To Ensure the Safety of Youngsters in Israel

July 21, 2006, by

With as many as seven different summer programs already in Israel or traveling there this summer, the leaders of NSCY, the youth movement of the Orthodox Union, have heard the gamut of possible reactions. “But parents,” says Rabbi Steven Burg, NCSY’s National Director, “have overwhelmingly endorsed the measures we have taken to ensure their children’s safety.”