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A Philadelphia Story: ASK OU Kosher and First Seder in Bala Cynwyd

July 9, 2014, by

In the spirit of the City of Brotherly Love, nearly one hundred men, women and students attended the Harry H. Beren ASK OU Outreach/First Seder Bais Medrash Kashrus program at the Lower Merion Synagogue in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia. The event was jointly organized by Rabbi Yosef Grossman, senior educational rabbinic coordinator of OU […]

OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin to Lead OU Community Weekend at EDOS in Denver, July 11-12

July 7, 2014, by

Orthodox Union Executive Vice President and chief professional officer Allen Fagin will be visiting at the East Denver Orthodox Synagogue (EDOS) for Shabbat Parshat Pinchas, July 11–12. The OU member synagogue is located at 198 S Holly Street. Mr. Fagin will be speaking after Shabbat morning  kiddush on “The Failures and Triumphs of Achdut Yisrael – Jewish Unity” and will incorporate into his […]

Harry H. Beren ASK OU Community Kashrut Program Provides Hands-On Knowledge to RIETS

July 2, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division recently held its annual seminar for advanced semicha (ordination) students at RIETS, the rabbinical seminary of Yeshiva University. The Harry H. Beren ASK OU Kashrut Program at RIETS included presentations from senior experts from OU Kosher on the practical applications of the ancient laws of kashrut to modern technology. Rabbi […]

OU Applauds Governor Christie and NJ Legislature for Increased Technology and Nursing Aid for Non-Public Schools

July 1, 2014, by

The New Jersey office of OU Advocacy, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, applauds Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senate Budget Chairman Paul Sarlo, Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer and Senator Peter Barnes for the substantial increase in technology and nursing aid available to non-public schools in […]

Orthodox Union Applauds Supreme Court “Hobby Lobby” Ruling Upholding Religious Liberty in “Obamacare” Mandate

June 30, 2014, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauds today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the “Hobby Lobby” and “Conestoga Wood” cases upholding religious freedom and ruling unconstitutional the Obama Administration’s health care mandate to private employers—requiring them to provide contraceptives and other women’s health services—when […]

OU and OU Israel Bring Support to Soldiers in Operation Brother’s Keeper

June 30, 2014, by

Support for the soldiers involved in Operation Brother’s Keeper is coming in from all over Israel and around the world. A significant grant earmarked for soldiers serving in the Hevron area was made by the Orthodox Union. The purpose of this grant is to reinforce the efforts being made on behalf of the soldiers by OU Israel’s Mashiv HaRuach and Makom […]