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Orthodox Union

Seattle, Alaska Cruise and Marriage…

July 7, 2011, by

July started with Yael and me serving as scholars-in-residence at two OU synagogues in Seattle, WA. On the weekend of parshas Chukas, we spoke at Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath and Sephardic Bikur Holim […]

The Big News

June 30, 2011, by

The big news in New York this week is the passing of legislation permitting same-sex couples to marry. How does this affect those in the arena of faith, particularly members […]

19 Years of Torah Tidbits

June 30, 2011, by

OU Israel Center under the direction of Phil Chernofsky, received a very nice write-up in Arutz Sheva. Pashas Shelach marked the 19th anniversary of this publication, enjoyed in hard copy and online […]

Torah High: Pizza Pizza

June 23, 2011, by

Canada NCSY runs a superlative program called Torah High, which is an accredited supplementary Jewish high school. The teachers and staff are known to be exceptionally dedicated to their sacred charge. To […]

Community Webinar

June 23, 2011, by

The Department of Community Services, part of our greater Department of Community Engagement, runs a bi-monthly series of instructive seminars for synagogue rabbis, presidents, executive directors, and other lay leaders. Sometimes […]

Yachad Birthright

June 23, 2011, by

The OU is rightly proud of Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities. We are also proud of our Birthright trips, sending 1,200 young people to Israel on over 30 trips each year, […]

Award and Jubilee

June 23, 2011, by

It seems that dinner season is upon us. It is always such a wonderful feeling seeing deserving honorees recognized for their years of selfless dedication to klal Yisroel. One noteworthy […]

OU Kosher Keeps On Keeping On

June 16, 2011, by

More praise for visiting speakers from OU Kosher Coming! On erev Shavuos, Rabbi Eli Eleff addressed 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade boys at the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva, in Edison, NJ. He demonstrated a variety of […]

We Did It Our Way

June 16, 2011, by

More than 140 spent Shabbat in West Orange, NJ for the Our Way Annual Family and Singles Shabbaton. Highlights of the included davening interpreted into American Sign Language, workshops for parents, singles, […]

Taking (Jewish) Action

June 16, 2011, by

The Summer 5771 issue of the OU’s Jewish Action magazine is here, with a cover story on teens entitled, “Getting Their Attention.” Among the articles on this topic, Rabbi Steven Burg, International Director […]