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OU Press Presents Three Outstanding Works On Sefer Bamidbar

May 21, 2014, by

As synagogues around the world prepare to begin the Book of Numbers, Sefer Bamidbar,OU Press in conjunction with Maggid Books and Yeshiva University Press, has released a new volume in Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm’s series of sermons on the weekly Torah reading, Derashot LeDorot: Numbers. Fourth in the series of Derashot LeDorot, this new book […]

Nachum Segal Interviews New OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin on JM in the AM

May 15, 2014, by

Executive Vice President and Chief Professional Officer of the Orthodox Union, Allen Fagin, visited radio host Nachum Segal at his studio in Jersey City this week, to be interviewed on his popular morning radio program JM in the AM heard on the Nachum Segal Network ( and on WFMU radio. In a wide-ranging conversation, Mr. […]

Friends of Yachad Presents “Yachad Rocks” With NYNY Dueling Pianos, May 22 in NYC

May 15, 2014, by

Connect with current and former Yachad members, alumni and staff at the Friends of Yachad Rocks inaugural gala. Featuring NYNY Dueling Pianos, guests will also enjoy a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a smorgasbord and raffle prizes while simultaneously supporting the important work Yachad provides to the community. The event will take place at Location05, […]

OU Job Fair in Jerusalem Attracts 1,000 Job Seekers and One MK

May 14, 2014, by

The fourth OU Job Fair in Israel took place at the Jerusalem Gardens Hotel on Tuesday May 13. This year’s event attracted 60 potential employers and an estimated 1,000 job seekers. “The OU Job Board is committed to making sure people who make aliyah have opportunities that will allow them to stay in Israel,” says Michael Rosner, […]

Pfizer Prescription Medication for Gaucher Disease Receives OU Kosher Certification

May 14, 2014, by

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the Orthodox Union (OU) has granted kosher certification to ELELYSO™ (taliglucerase alfa) for injection, an enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for the long-term treatment of adults with a confirmed diagnosis of Type 1 Gaucher disease. ELELYSO is the first prescription medication to be certified kosher by the OU, a milestone […]

The Orthodox Union Welcomes Extension of Iraqi Jewish Archives in US

May 14, 2014, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – welcomed the statement of the Government of Iraq, made through its Ambassador in Washington, DC, of its intention to “extend the period which the [Iraqi Jewish Archive] Exhibit may remain in the United States.” The Archive, documenting […]

Israeli Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau Visits OU Headquarters in New York

May 13, 2014, by

As part of his whirlwind tour of New York’s Jewish organizations and institutions, Rabbi David Lau, who since last June has been Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel and is the son of former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, visited Orthodox Union headquarters to learn about OU Kosher and to be the guest of honor at […]

OU Kosher’s Annual Conference Discusses Role of Technology in Kosher Supervision

May 13, 2014, by

After a very busy Passover season in April, OU Kosher convened its annual departmental conference in May for rabbinic coordinators and rabbinic field representatives. The conference was held at the Renaissance Hall in Brooklyn with 150 attendees arriving from all over North America. The event was coordinated by Rabbi Michael Morris, rabbinic coordinator for OU […]

OU Passover 2014 Wrap Up: Shared Effort, Big Numbers

May 13, 2014, by

Even as the 50-day sefirah countdown to Shavuot (June 4-5) proceeds, OU Kosher has released a different set of holiday-related numbers, reflecting the performance of the Orthodox Union during the recently concluded Passover festival. As always, Passover was a gargantuan effort for the Orthodox Union, but the work was organizational rather than departmental, and shared […]