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OU Kosher Announces Two New Programs

February 13, 2006, by

The Orthodox Union’s Kosher (Kashrut) Division today announced two new programs, in which its in-house specialists will share their knowledge and expertise on a wide variety of topics with kosher consumers and other interested individuals around the world. The programs are Kosher Tidbits, a comprehensive series of 15-minute broadcasts on OU Radio, www.ourradio.org, which will […]

The Remarkable Maya Eldar of Skokie

February 11, 2006, by

Maya Eldar, 26, of Skokie took part recently in a “birthright Israel” trip, sponsored by Yachad, an agency of the Orthodox Union. Yachad, the flagship program of the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD), provides unique social, educational and recreational programs for individuals with developmental, learning and physical disabilities. Because of its expertise […]

A Mother from Fort Worth Expresses Gratitude for her Son’s Special Trip to Israel

February 11, 2006, by

Jarrod Collins, 25, of Fort Worth took part recently in a “birthright Israel” trip, sponsored by Yachad, an agency of the Orthodox Union. Yachad, the flagship program of the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD), provides unique social, educational and recreational programs for individuals with developmental, learning and physical disabilities. Because of its […]

OU Leaders to Gather Sunday, April 2 for 108th Anniversary National Dinner

February 10, 2006, by

With a distinguished list of honorees and a new “interactive” presentation as the program, the Orthodox Union will celebrate its 108th Anniversary National Dinner on Sunday, April 2 at 5:00 P.M. at the Grand Hyatt New York. Once again this year, in a format that originated at the 2005 dinner, all aspects of OU activities […]

So, How Do I Tell the Shul Blabbermouth to Be Quiet?

February 10, 2006, by

Howard Horowitz arose at 4:00 a.m. Sunday in his Boca Raton, FL home; caught the 6:00 a.m. flight from Fort Lauderdale Airport to New York; participated in the Orthodox Union’s first-ever One Day Conference and Seminar for Gabbaim (referring to the synagogue congregant or lay officer who plays a major coordinating role in the running […]

Joshua London, Author of Victory in Tripoli, Joins Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs

February 8, 2006, by

Joshua E. London has recently joined the Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs (IPA) as Deputy Director, with the responsibility to help develop and coordinate public policy research and initiatives on behalf of the Jewish community. Mr. London comes to the IPA from the Jewish Policy Center, a politically conservative Washington, DC-based non-profit think-tank and […]

Text of OU Letter to Acting Prime Minister Olmert on Amona Situation

February 8, 2006, by

Dear Acting Prime Minister Olmert: We write to you on behalf of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the United States’ largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization representing nearly one thousand synagogues in North America as well as an Israel Center in Jerusalem that services the thousands of American olim, that now call Israel […]

OU Kosher is Coming to a Synagogue Near You to Address Kosher Needs

February 8, 2006, by

The Orthodox Union’s worldwide Kosher Division is coming to a synagogue near you with Kosher in the Workplace. This new program, launched this month, in which OU experts will be visiting OU synagogues throughout North America, has been developed to answer questions frequently asked by kosher observant Jews working in a secular environment. This program […]