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 […]

OU Department of Community Engagement and Partners to Present Shavuot Parenting Webinar, May 14 at 12 Noon EDT

May 12, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union Department of Community Engagement, and will present a “Lunchbreak Parenting Webinar –Shavuot: The Ten Commandments of Parenting,” Wednesday, May 14 at 12 noon EDT.  The webinar is the concluding segment of a series of four pre-holiday sessions starting with Chanukah directed at young parents. The first part of the program will feature […]

OU Advocacy-PA Gubernatorial Voter Guide Highlights Candidates’ Stance On Tax Credit Programs, Other Education-Related Issues

May 9, 2014, by

Espousing their commitment to education, but differing widely on their responses about the educational tax credit programs and funding formulas for education, Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial candidates replied candidly to OU Advocacy-PA’s questions about their visions for the Commonwealth. These responses are now available as OU Advocacy-PA’s Gubernatorial Voter Guide, which can be accessed on the web […]

OU Advocacy, PA-CAPE Congratulate Besie Katz on Winning Inaugural Primary School Administrator of the Year Award

May 8, 2014, by

OU Advocacy and the Pennsylvania affiliate of the Council on American Private Education (PA CAPE) congratulate Mrs. Besie Katz, the founder and principal of Politz Hebrew Academy, for being named Primary School Administrator of the Year at PA CAPE’s inaugural Teacher and Administrator of the Year awards ceremony, held today at the Capitol in Harrisburg. […]

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 […]