Rabbi Weil to Lead OU Community Weekend in Long Branch, 8/22-23

August 7, 2014, by

Rabbi Steven Weil, senior managing director at the Orthodox Union, will present an OU Community Weekend at Congregation Brothers of Israel in Long Branch from Friday, August 22 to Saturday, August 23 (Shabbat Parshat Re’eh). Led by Rabbi Nasanayl Braun, the OU member synagogue is located at 250 Park Avenue in Elberon. Friday night, Rabbi Weil […]

Rabbi Weil to Speak at Boston Communal Gathering for the Shloshim of Eyal, Gil-Ad and Naftali, Sunday, August 3

July 30, 2014, by

Orthodox Union Senior Managing Director Rabbi Steven Weil will be guest speaker at a community-wide gathering in Newton sponsored by synagogues and educational institutions in Boston and its surrounding areas, commemorating the shloshim (first 30 days following burial) of the three Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaar, and Naftali Frankel. The commemoration will take place […]

Virtual Communal Tefillah for Israel to be Held Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 29

July 28, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union, the Rabbinical Council of America, Yeshiva University and the National Council of Young Israel invite their shuls, members, friends, students, alumni, and the entire Jewish community, to join together in a communal tefillah on behalf of our fellow Jews in Israel. Tomorrow, Tuesday July 29, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, please […]

Orthodox Union Applauds 2014 Security Funding Benefiting Jewish Schools and Synagogues

July 28, 2014, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for this year’s allocation of security funds through its Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP).  This year, $13 million has been awarded, with nearly 90 percent of the 186 grants going to Jewish […]

OU Leadership Urge Senior U.S. Policymakers to Support Israel; Raise Concern about Resurgent Anti-Semitism in Europe

July 24, 2014, by

Today, top leaders of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America — the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization — met in Washington, DC with leading U.S. Senators and White House officials to urge their ongoing support for Israel and discuss the recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe. The delegation consisted of Orthodox […]

OU Announces Solidarity Mission to Israel

July 22, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union announced today that a solidarity mission to Israel extending from this Thursday evening, July 24, through Tuesday morning, July 29, filled up in less than 24 hours after it was announced. The mission will be led by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, OU executive vice president, emeritus, and Rabbi Steven Weil, senior […]

Post-Trauma Intervention for the War that Doesn’t End

July 21, 2014, by

This project is financed by the resources of OU Israel and by general contributions made to the OU Israel Emergency Fund. This report relates to activities in Sderot, Bet Shemesh and Ramat Bet Shemesh. All of these workshops took place between July 16-20. There is more work that needs to be done in other towns […]