Stopping Assimilation, One Phone Call at a Time

June 17, 2014, by

As residents of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway community in New York, we are blessed with an abundance of Torah.  However, we sometimes tend to forget that the vast majority of Jews in North America are assimilating and disappearing at alarming rates.  The Pew Report was another wake-up call to remind us that 70 […]

NY NCSY and Partners Launch Virtual Vigil for Missing Boys in Israel

June 17, 2014, by

  Jews across Israel and the world are consumed with worry and fear for the lives of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel, the three boys kidnapped by terrorists in Gush Etzion last week. Since then, the Israel Defense Forces and intelligence establishment has left no stone unturned in their efforts to locate the […]

OU Torah’s Daily Halacha Series Hashoneh Halachos Reaches Its 1000th Edition!

June 12, 2014, by

  Recently, Jews worldwide celebrated the holiday of Shavuot, commemorating the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Implicit in “kabbalat haTorah” – acceptance of the Torah – is the concept of “na’aseh  v’nishma” – “we will do and we will hear.” In this phrase from the Torah portion of Mishpatim (Exodus 24:7), the Jews […]

Statement of OU’s Nathan Diament on Primary Election Defeat of Eric Cantor

June 11, 2014, by

Statement from Nathan Diament, Executive Director for Public Policy – Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America: “I’ve had the privilege to know and work with Eric Cantor since his first days running for the House of Representatives. He is a friend and has been a critical partner for the advocacy work of the Orthodox […]

Reflections From A First Yachad Shabbaton

June 10, 2014, by

Karen Levi and her daughter Isabel, 21, attended their first Yachad Family Shabbaton. These are Karen’s reflections on the weekend. We embarked on our trip to Connecticut with trepidation. Not being an Orthodox Jew, I was afraid of being shunned, stared at, and not accepted. I was going to a Shabbaton for my 21-year-old daughter […]

OU Job Board and Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs Present Networking for Accountants, Thursday, June 26 at OU Headquarters

June 9, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union Job Board and Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs will present Networking for Accountants, an opportunity to meet professional leaders in the legal industry, June 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the OU Job Board International Headquarters on 11 Broadway in Manhattan.  The event will feature “Speed Networking” with round robin seating as well as […]

Chicago Yachad’s Evening Under the Stars Honors Chaim and Zahava Suss and Shlomo Meyers, June 15 at Ravenswood Event Center

June 3, 2014, by

Evening Under the Stars, a Chicago Yachad benefit event, will be honoring Chaim and Zahava Suss, dedicated supporters of Yachad, and Shlomo Meyers, Yachad member. The benefit will take place on June 15 at the Ravenswood Event Center, 4011 North Ravenswood Avenue. Rooftop reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. Raffle prizes […]

OU Denounces Palestinian Unity Government; Calls On Obama Administration To Withhold Recognition

June 2, 2014, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – denounced the formation of a “unity government” by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. Nathan Diament, the Orthodox Union’s Executive Director for Public Policy, issued the following statement: “There is no question that Hamas – in words and […]

Touro College and the Orthodox Union Announce Sarah Rivkah and Dr. Bernard Lander zt”l Scholarships for Outstanding NCSY Graduates

May 30, 2014, by

Seven outstanding high school graduates from across the nationwere selected to receive the prestigious Sarah Rivkah and Dr. Bernard Lander zt”l Scholarship given jointly by Touro College and NCSY. The recipients are:  Emma O’Quin of Tacoma, WA; Caitlyn Franks of Baltimore; Jamie Epstein of Memphis; Mariah Barber of Eugene, OR; Nicki Feerst of Long Beach, […]