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Special Invitation to View Summer Programs in Israel

June 29, 2017, by

Do your summer plans include a trip to Israel? If so we would love to provide you exclusive access to see the OU’s programs in action.  This summer you’ll have the opportunity to join us for numerous events like the Tisha B’Av NCSY Kollel kumsitz at the Kotel. As the hours of this tragic day […]

Thousands Tune Into OU Kosher’s Annual Passover Webinar 2017  

March 24, 2017, by

Once again, thousands of Kosher consumers tuned into OU Kosher’s popular seventh annual Pre-Passover Webinar on Tuesday, March 22, 2017. Presented by leading OU Rabbi’s including Rabbi Moshe Elefant, OU Kosher’s COO, Rabbi Gavriel Price, Rabbinic Coordinator, of OU Kosher’s Ingredient Department, Rabbi Eli Gersten, Recorder of OU Kosher P’sak, and Rabbi Zvi Nussbaum, the voice behind the OU Kosher Hotline. Topics included […]

On Women’s Professional Roles in the Synagogue

February 2, 2017, by

Click here to download the responses of the Rabbinic Panel on professional roles of women in the synagogue, and the accompanying OU response. For media inquiries, please contact pr@ou.org. Comments? Email us at comments@ou.org.

Yachad Plans to Raise $1 Million Within 24 Hours

December 19, 2016, by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YACHAD, PREMIER JEWISH ORGANIZATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, PLANS TO RAISE $1 MILLION WITHIN 24 HOURS ON DECEMBER 20TH NEW YORK, NY – Yachad, the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities, announces its first online crowd-funding campaign through Charidy. At 1pm on December 20, Yachad will kick off its 24-hour campaign with a goal of […]

OU’s Slate of the Board of Directors 2017

December 17, 2016, by

President Mark Bane Chairman, Board of Directors Howard Tzvi Friedman Vice Chairman, Board of Directors Mordecai D. Katz Chairman, Board of Governors Henry I. Rothman Vice Chairman, Board of Governors Gerald Schreck Senior Vice Presidents Emanuel Adler Michael Elman Elliot Gibber Barbara Lehmann-Siegel Steven Tennenbaum Gary Torgow National Vice Presidents Charles Harary Lorraine Hoffman Dr. […]

Birth Control: What’s the Halacha?

December 7, 2016, by

Family planning in halakha has been a major debate for Orthodox Jews for centuries. Join Rabbi Mordechai Willig and Mrs. Rookie Billet for their shiurim on this topic on January 15 — and get a headstart with this shiur by Rabbi Moshe Elefant on the subject.

Hi-tech Kitchen Appliances: Navigating their use on Shabbos- OU Certifies Plug-in Device by Zman Technologies…

November 9, 2016, by

Technology has changed drastically over the last 30 years and with that, its application in home appliances, such as refrigerators. What was once merely a question of indirectly activating a compressor on Shabbos, which many leading poskim permitted, is now considerably more complex. Activating the automatic defrost system, which is controlled by microprocessors and door […]

Live: UN General Assembly

September 22, 2016, by

View live coverage of the morning session of today’s UN General Assembly. Scheudled to speak this morning, among others, are Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.