OU and RCA Present Annual Pre-Passover Kashrut Seminar

March 23, 2006, by

The Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America presented their annual Pre-Passover Seminar for Rabbis this week, addressing a variety of issues that involve the laws of kashrut and holiday observance. The program was webcast and viewed by rabbis around the country and as far away as Germany. Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld was Program Coordinator. […]

An OU Expert Solves the Mystery of How to Make a New York Restaurant Kosher for Passover

March 23, 2006, by

As Passover rapidly approaches, Rabbi Dov Schreier, the Orthodox Union Kosher Division’s Rabbinic Coordinator for Food Services, is making final preparations for certifying leading New York restaurants as OU Kosher for Passover. “The game plans are falling into place and the arrangements are being made for the koshering,” Rabbi Schreier said. “As Pesach approaches, the […]

At Burial of Destroyed Torah Scrolls in New Orleans, OU Delivers Words of Comfort

March 21, 2006, by

In a New Orleans graveside ceremony this past Sunday (March 19), Rabbi Mayer Waxman, Orthodox Union Director of Synagogue Services, participated in the burial of seven Torah scrolls belonging to Beth Israel Congregation that were destroyed, along with the synagogue itself, during Hurricane Katrina. The OU has been working with the RCA and Yeshiva University […]

OU to Present Community Lunch and Learn: Preparing for Passover

March 17, 2006, by

As Passover approaches, the Orthodox Union will present Community Lunch and Learn: Preparing for Passover, a series of three weekly sessions which will take place Wednesday, March 22, Thursday, March 30, and Thursday, April 6. The series, which is a program of the OU’s Department of Community and Synagogue Services, will be held at OU […]

What’s Kosher For Passover? The OU’s Annual Guide Has All The Answers

March 17, 2006, by

Jewish households across the country can breathe a sigh of relief since the Orthodox Union’s indispensable OU Passover Guide for Kosher for Passover Foods for 2006 has just been released. This special edition of the OU’s Jewish Action magazine comes out annually and delineates domestic items that are acceptable for Passover use. In the Guide, […]

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 […]