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OU Singles Event for Ages 26-38, May 14 at YIWS

May 7, 2014, by

What are realistic qualities one should look for in a relationship? The Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Engagement and the Young Israel of the West Side will present a discussion for singles ages 26-38 on sensible and reasonable criteria for healthy relationships – and the unrealistic hopes that often arise. The program, entitled Great Expectations, will […]

Jewish Action Receives 4 Awards from AJPA for Excellence in Jewish Journalism

May 6, 2014, by

Jewish Action, the quarterly magazine of The Orthodox Union, has won four Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism for work produced in 2013.  The Awards, now in their 33rd year, are presented by the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA), which includes the Orthodox Union in its membership. The Awards will be presented at […]

Registration Now Open for ASK OU 12 Summer Programs For Aspiring Kashrus Professionals

May 5, 2014, by

The twelfth Harry H. Beren ASK OU Kosher summer programs are now accepting applications from rabbis and advanced students interested in enhancing their knowledge of practical applications in the world of kashrus. ASK OU 12 (Advanced Seminars on Kashrus) consists of two separate courses of study: A three-week internship providing intensive kashrus education, which will […]

OU and Partners Present SPIRIT Program for Active Retirees in Woodmere, Begins May 12

May 5, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Engagement and partners will present a four-part lecture series enhancing educational opportunities for active retirees in the Five Towns Jewish community on Long Island. The Stimulating Program Initiative for Retirees that Inspires Thought (SPIRIT) in Woodmere is sponsored in collaboration with STAJE, OHEL and the Young Israel of Woodmere. […]

OU Advocacy-NJ Commends Introduction of Special Ed Bill in NJ State Senate

May 2, 2014, by

The New Jersey office of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center commended New Jersey State Senator Loretta Weinberg for introducing bill S-2042 this week, which will allow school districts to assign a student with special needs to an accredited special education non-public school program— even if that program is sectarian—as long as the funds are used […]

Lag B’Omer Creative Arts Fair Displaying Works of Yachad Participants, 5/18

May 1, 2014, by

Jewish Union Foundation (JUF), in conjunction with Yachad/National Jewish Council for Disabilities, will be hosting a Creative Arts Fair on Lag Ba’Omer featuring artwork and showcasing talents of individuals with special needs. The fair will be held on Sunday, May 18 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the IVDU Girls School, 1277 East 14th […]

Yom HaZikaron Interview with Miriam Peretz, Mother Who Lost Two Sons in Combat

April 29, 2014, by

Unlike in other countries, Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron) in Israel is the day before Independence Day (Yom HaAtzmaut). For newcomers and visitors, this transition from mourning to rejoicing may seem strange. The reasoning is that while Independence Day marks the day David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the nascent country’s independence in 1948, Memorial Day is a reminder […]

Rabbi Steven Weil at Young Israel of Oceanside, May 3, Shabbat Parshat Emor

April 29, 2014, by

  Rabbi Steven Weil, senior managing director at the Orthodox Union, will be scholar in residence at the Young Israel of Oceanside on Saturday, May 3 (Shabbat Parshat Emor). The OU member synagogue is located at 150 Waukena Avenue. On Shabbat morning Rabbi Weil will deliver his sermon on the topic “In the Aftermath of […]