Once Again, OU Powerpoint Program to Make Megillah Reading Accessible for the Deaf

February 27, 2006, by

As Purim approaches, Our Way, a division of the National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD) serving the deaf and hearing impaired, has set a goal of 100 synagogues, double last year’s participation, to use its PowerPoint presentation for reading the Megillah (the Book of Esther). Purim will be observed on Monday night March 13 and […]

How the OU Is Helping the Gush Katif Evacuees

February 24, 2006, by

It should have come as no surprise last week when Orthodox Union President Stephen J. Savitsky rose at a meeting in Jerusalem of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations with Acting Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert, and with last summer’s evacuation from Gaza (Gush Katif) on his mind, asked the following […]

Providing Advice to Families at a Critical Time

February 22, 2006, by

In recognition that when serious illness strikes in an Orthodox family a whole range of difficult decisions — medical, legal and financial — have to be made in accordance with Jewish law, the Orthodox Union, the Rabbinical Council of America and the Metropolitan Jewish Health System will present a free communal symposium, When Serious Illness […]

Orthodox Union Hails Albany Rally on Tax Credits

February 15, 2006, by

The Orthodox Union, through its Institute for Public Affairs, hailed the unprecedented rally held today at the State Capitol in Albany supporting education tax credits. OU President Stephen J. Savitsky declared, “Thousands of New Yorkers, from all parts of the state, from both the public and private school communities, joined together today to ask our […]

Successful Program Returns for its Fourth Year

February 15, 2006, by

The West Coast Region of the Orthodox Union will present its Fourth Annual Positive Jewish Marriages Shabbaton, Friday and Saturday March 10-11, prior to Purim, at the Luxe Hotel in Bel Air. According to Rabbi Alan Kalinsky, Director of the West Coast Region, “The goal of the Shabbaton is to bring together up to 60 […]

OU President Raises Plight of Gaza Evacuees with Ehud Olmert

February 14, 2006, by

In Jerusalem today, Orthodox Union President Stephen J. Savitsky raised with Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert the plight of Israelis who had been evacuated from Gaza communities last summer but whose lives remain unsettled. Mr. Savitsky was part of a delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations addressed by Mr. Olmert […]

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,, which will […]