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 […]

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 […]