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OU Calls on Jewish Community to Recite Psalms for Kidnapped Israeli Soldier

June 29, 2006, by

In response to a request from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, the Orthodox Union has called on the Jewish community to recite Psalms (Tehillim) for Gilad Shalit, the 19-year-old soldier who was abducted by Palestinian terrorists Sunday. Gilad’s Hebrew name is Gilad ben Aviva. The request is found on the home page of the OU website, […]

OU to Offer Wide Array of Tours Prior to Biennial National Convention in Jerusalem at Thanksgiving

June 26, 2006, by

Even before the official beginning of the Orthodox Union Biennial National Convention in Israel, to be held Thanksgiving weekend, Wednesday, November 22-Sunday, November 26 in Jerusalem, participants will have the opportunity to explore Israel’s history and geography from a Torah perspective through a series of eight moderately priced tours led by experts, including OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb.

OU’s JLIC Program to Arrive at UMass Amherst in the Fall

June 21, 2006, by

OU’S JLIC PROGRAM, BRINGING ATMOSPHERE OF THE YESHIVA TO SECULAR CAMPUSES, TO ARRIVE AT UMASS AMHERST IN THE FALL; INITIATIVE HAS MAJOR IMPACT AT 12 OTHER COLLEGES ACROSS U.S. As the next step in its highly successful effort to duplicate the atmosphere of the yeshiva on secular college campuses nationwide, the Orthodox Union will bring […]

Debbie and Yitzchak Fund of Jerusalem to Serve as Convention Co-Chairs

June 19, 2006, by

Debbie and Yitzchak Fund of Jerusalem will serve as co-chairs of the Orthodox Union Biennial National Convention, to be held in Jerusalem, Thanksgiving weekend in the United States, November 22-26. The Convention returns to Jerusalem, where it attracted a capacity attendance of more than 1,000 in 2004.