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OU/FEGS ParnossahWorks Achieves 400th Job Placement Since 2005

June 29, 2006, by

ParnossahWorks, a joint initiative of the Orthodox Union and the FEGS Health and Human Services System that was established to help the Jewish unemployed find meaningful work, has achieved nearly 400 job placements since the program was officially established in January of 2005. Representing approximately 33 percent of its total base of 1202 clients who […]

LA’s OU Synagogues Join for Community-Wide Program to Begin 3 Weeks, July 13

June 29, 2006, by

The Orthodox Union West Coast Division and its Department of Synagogue and Community Services will present its annual Community-Wide Shiv’ah Asar B’Tammuz (Fast of the 17th of Tammuz) Mincha/Maariv Service on Thursday, July 13, to which the entire Orthodox community of Los Angeles and surrounding areas is invited. Seventeen Los Angeles-area OU member synagogues will […]

OU’s JLIC Program Will Expand to Johns Hopkins University in September of 2007

June 29, 2006, by

A Year for High School Seniors to Plan Ahead: OU’s JLIC Program, Bringing Yeshiva Atmosphere to College Campus, Will Expand to Johns Hopkins in September of 2007. The Orthodox Union announced today that in its highly successful effort to duplicate the atmosphere of the yeshiva on secular college campuses nationwide, the Heshe and Harriet Seif […]

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 […]