Rabbi Weinreb Highlights Passover, Shavout and the Weeks in Between

March 16, 2006, by

From the period that began before Purim, extending to Passover and then on to Shavuot, OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb is being heard weekly on OU Radio,, with a timely series of broadcasts on Prayer and the Prayer Book – Series II. The sessions are devoted to Purim (now archived); the […]

Today, OU’s Take Five For Torah Goes Into Passover Mode

March 15, 2006, by

The Orthodox Union’s Take Five for Torah program on, will go into an exclusive Passover mode beginning today, Wednesday, March 15 until the conclusion of the holiday. This new format follows the precept, “It’s time to begin thinking about Passover thirty days before it arrives (Talmud Pesachim 6a).” Take Five for Torah is a […]

OU and the Young Israel of Woodmere to Present Positive Jewish Marriages

March 9, 2006, by

The Orthodox Union, in conjunction with the Young Israel of Woodmere, will present a Positive Jewish Marriage Program, Make Your Good Marriage into a Great Marriage on Sunday, March 26 from 6:30-9:45 p.m. at the synagogue, 850 Peninsula Boulevard. According to Frank Buchweitz, OU National Director of Community Services and Special Programs, “This program is […]

OU When Illness Strikes Program Draws Large Audience to Teaneck Event

March 7, 2006, by

As another in a continuing series of examples of how the Orthodox Union responds to the needs of the communities it serves, almost 200 people attended a symposium at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, Saturday night March 4, “When Serious Illness Strikes and Decisions Have to Be Made: Who Decides – the Patient, the Physician, […]

OU to Present Professional Development Workshop for Rabbis

March 6, 2006, by

As a follow-up to its highly successful program last Saturday night, in which almost 200 people attended the Orthodox Union’s conference, When Serious Illness Strikes and Decisions Have to Be Made, in Teaneck, NJ, the OU and its partners in that conference — the Rabbinical Council of America and the Metropolitan Jewish Health System — […]

OU hails Education Tax Credit Proposal unveiled in Maryland

March 6, 2006, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, through its Institute for Public Affairs, commended a bi-partisan proposal in the Maryland Legislature to enact a corporate education tax credit; such legislation is a step forward in helping each child in Maryland. The program, modeled after an incredibly successful program in Pennsylvania, would provide up […]

OU Lieberman Scholars Attend JCPA Plenum in Washington

March 4, 2006, by

The Orthodox Union’s Senator Joseph Lieberman Scholars, a joint program of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth and Institute for Public Affairs, participated in the Jewish Council for Public Affairs Plenum in Washington. According to their advisor, Rabbi Jack Abramowitz, “It was a substantive and enlightening experience.”