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From South to North: Fun Day for Makom BaLev and Oraita Teens

July 17, 2014, by

The day began with a warning siren in Kiryat Gat. The teens all got off the bus and took cover. They knew what to do. The most experienced among them – from Sderot – made sure that everyone’s smiles returned. “Our ‘day away’ in the north was everything we hoped,” says Racheli Ninio, director of […]

OU and OHEL Present Rebbetzins Conference in Queens, July 29

July 16, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union Department of Community Engagement and OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services will present a conference for Queens and Long Island rebbetzins on Tuesday, July 29 at 8 p.m. at Congregation Nachlas Yitzchok, 141-43 73rd Ave, Kew Gardens Hills. Program is complimentary, refreshments will be served. Dr. Chana Renov, Ph.D, clinician at OHEL […]

“Why Did You Come Now?” Making Aliyah in July 2014

July 15, 2014, by

Anyone who has made aliyah has been asked this question at one time or another: Why did you come now? Usually the oleh or olim involved answer the question by saying that it’s the right time for them or for their children. Or they give another personal response. But what Israelis are really asking is, Why did […]

Orthodox Union Presents Rabbi Sholom and Rebbetzin Judi Steinig at Kesher Israel Congregation in Harrisburg, PA, July 26

July 15, 2014, by

Rabbi Sholom Steinig of Young Israel of Bayside in Queens, NY, and Rebbetzin Judi Steinig, Associate Director of Community Services in the Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Engagement, will be appearing as scholars-in-residence at Kesher Israel Congregation in Harrisburg, Saturday, July 26, Shabbat Parshat Masei. The OU-member synagogue is located at 2500 North Third Street. […]

Robert Grad to Serve as Fellow in Yachad’s Inaugural Jewish Communal Leadership Program

July 14, 2014, by

Robert Grad, a native of Livingston and graduate of Yeshiva University, has been selected to serve as one of three Fellows in Yachad’s new Jewish Communal Leadership Fellowship (YJCLF) for the 2014-2015 programmatic year. There were 38 applicants coming from all over North America. The other Fellows include Stephanie Weprin from Holliswood, New York, graduate […]

‘A Spiritual Response in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from Three Jewish Mothers,’ at Beth Israel Congregation in Miami Beach

July 10, 2014, by

As Israel faces its latest crisis, with Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel still fresh in everyone’s thoughts and with Hamas rockets flying throughout the country, Orthodox Union Executive Vice President, Emeritus Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb will provide “A Spiritual Response in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from Three Jewish Mothers,” on Monday July, […]

OU Applauds PA Governor Tom Corbett’s Signing School Safety Legislation Amendment into Law, Benefiting Non-Public School Security Funding

July 10, 2014, by

OU Advocacy’s work with Pennsylvania legislators promoting a solution for a “hiccup” within the Safe School Legislation — passed last summer — that prevented Jewish day schools and other non-public schools from participating in a grant program for school resource officers, culminated with Governor Tom Corbett signing Senate Bill 1194 into law today. The amendment […]