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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 […]

OU and YU Press Republish Works By Rabbi Rakeffet

April 25, 2014, by

OU Press, the publishing division of the Orthodox Union, in conjunction with Yeshiva University Press, announces the re-publication of two landmark books by renowned historian Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet, Bernard Revel: Builder of American Orthodoxy; and The Silver Era: Rabbi Eliezer Silver and His Generation. Out of print but in demand for many years, these classic […]

Orthodox Union Announces New Executive Vice President Allen Fagin

April 23, 2014, by

  The Board of Directors of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, also known as the Orthodox Union (OU), has unanimously appointed Allen I. Fagin, a well-known attorney and former chairman of Proskauer Rose, LLP, one of the country’s most prestigious law firms, to the position of executive vice president and chief professional […]

Orthodox Union Reacts to Cowardly Murders at Jewish Sites in Overland Park, Kansas

April 14, 2014, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America mourns the tragic loss of life in yesterday’s cowardly attacks in Overland Park, Kansas. We join with people of good will everywhere to raise our voices against this cold-blooded aggression against innocents at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and the Village Shalom senior living […]