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Florida Jews Oppose Daylight Saving Bill

March 15, 2018, by

Florida’s Senate and House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass the Sunshine Protection Act, which is designed to keep the state in daylight saving time year-round. In other words, they would not “fall back” with most of the rest of the country. The bill is seen as a boon to to tourism in that it would provide […]

Pre-Pesach Webinar March 19, 2018

March 7, 2018, by

This year’s Pre-Passover Webinar was broadcasted live from OU Headquarters in New York, NY. You can also visit OU Kosher’s Facebook page for the live video – facebook.com/OUKosher.  The OU Kosher panelists: Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operating Officer Rabbi Gavriel Price, Rabbinic Coordinator for Ingredient Research Rabbi Eli Gersten, Rabbinic Coordinator and Halachic Recorder We also featured the OU […]

Help Puerto Rico

September 27, 2017, by

The Orthodox Union sends its thoughts and prayers to all those impacted by Hurricane Maria. We also want to express our deep concern about the worsening conditions in Puerto Rico. Now, one week after the storm, Puerto Rico still has no electricity and extremely limited supplies of food and water have created a dire situation […]

Keeping our Couples Connected: A Program for all Rabbis & Rebbetzins, Chosson & Kallah Teachers, Educators, and Mental Health Professionals

August 8, 2017, by

Contact: Rebbetzin Judi Steinig, Associate Director, Community Services, Orthodox Union, steinigj@ou.org; 212-613-8188 Avital Levin, LMSW, Director of Education, Shalom Task Force. 212-742-1478 ext. 2, avitalslevin@shalomtaskforce.org. The Orthodox Union and Shalom Task Force hosted a program for community leaders at the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst on Sunday, July 30.  The program, which was attended by over […]

OU Executive VP Allen Fagin Addresses OU-JLIC’s Summer in Jerusalem Students

August 2, 2017, by

Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Allen Fagin joined OU-JLIC’s Summer in Jerusalem program this past Sunday in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem. The program, now in its second year, offers a religiously enriching summer experience for 45 college students from 15 different campuses who are ambitious about their careers and their Torah […]

New Miniseries Sheds Light on Shiva

July 14, 2017, by

OU Torah is pleased to announce a new miniseries designed to enlighten readers as to the intense week of mourning for deceased relatives in Jewish law. Shiva by OU Torah Editor Rabbi Jack Abramowitz is a six-part series that will roll out at the rate of one installment per week starting on Friday, July 14, […]

Introducing The God Book

March 6, 2017, by

OU Torah is proud to announce that OU Torah Editor Rabbi Jack Abramowitz‘ long-running series on Jewish philosophy, The God Papers, has been collected as The God Book. The God Papers has addressed topics from classics of Jewish thought including Maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed and Ramchal’s Derech Hashem (The Way of God). As of […]

Community Members Urged to Stay Safe on Purim

March 6, 2017, by

As part of its Safe Homes, Safe Schools, Safe Shuls initiative, the Orthodox Union once again reminds the community to be safe on Purim. “In past years, our community unfortunately has heard of countless stories of teenagers and young adults involved in car accidents on Purim due to drunk driving.  It is time for parents […]

Yachad Marathon Raises $300,000 for Inclusion Programming

February 6, 2017, by

Miami, FL — Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities, and an agency of the Orthodox Union, announced that it raised a total of $300,000 in its annual 8th marathon in Miami on January 29, 2017. With runners of all ages (from 12 to 65) and all abilities, coming from Israel, Canada, California, Texas, New […]