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Orthodox Union

OU Press Publication Wins Award/ OU Birthright Israel

January 13, 2011, by

OU Press publishes many noteworthy books. Some of the more familiar publications include collections of The Rav, Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks‘ Covenant and Conversation,Rabbi Shmuel Goldin‘s Unlocking the Torah Text, and many others. We are especially proud of the many fine liturgical works published with Koren. OU Press’ Koren Mesorat HaRav Kinot, edited by Rabbi Simon Posner, executive […]

Special Recognition to IPA’s Howie Beigelman/ Hightlights of the Upcoming OU National Convention

January 6, 2011, by

Special recognition goes to IPA Deputy Director Howie Beigelman for being named to the JTA 100 Most Influential Jewish Twitter Users 2010. At #42, Howie stands among some of the most influential bloggers, writers and activists in the Jewish world today. You can see the full list here. The past few weeks, I have been reminding you about The Orthodox Union […]

West Coast Torah Convention/ OU.ORG 2.0

December 30, 2010, by

Last Shabbos, I attended the West Coast Torah Convention, which was held concurrently with the JLIC Retreat. As I write this, NCSY is hosting their remarkable Yarchei Kallah. I told you a little about each of these events in anticipation of their execution. You can read about Yarchei Kallah’s upcoming Shabbos in Teaneck in the New […]

Three Exceptional Programs Starting this Weekend and OU’s New Mishna Yomit on OU Torah

December 23, 2010, by

The past few weeks, I’ve been reminding everyone about The Orthodox Union National Convention, coming up January 14-16, 2011 at The Hilton at Woodcliff Lake, NJ. This week, I’d like to focus on three other exceptional programs that are coming up fast: The JLICRetreat (Dec. 23-26), the West Coast Torah Convention (alsoDec. 23-26), and the NCSYYarchei Kallah (Dec. 28-Jan. 2). […]

Exceptional Yachad, NCSY Programming

December 16, 2010, by

Chanukah was a busy time for NJCD/Yachad, who celebrated the chag with four schools in the New York area: Yeshivah of Flatbush, HANC, SAR and NYU. Programs included pizza, dancing, candle lighting, games and lots of fun. Additionally, about 100 people attended the first-ever Yachad Carnival in Miami, FL. For many, this was their first exposure […]

Synagogue Youth Professionals Summit in Florida

December 16, 2010, by

The OU’s Karasick Department of Synagogue Services recently held the first in a series of regional summits for youth professionals at the Young Israel of Hollywood, Florida. OU synagogue youth professionals and NCSY staff from the south came together for networking and interactive sessions, including “30 Innovative Programming Ideas in 30 Minutes” led by Avi Frier of […]

Chanukah at the White House

December 9, 2010, by

I hope that Chanukah was as joyous for all members of the OU family as it was for me. I was privileged to attend the White House Chanukah party with OU President Stephen J. Savitsky, Senior VP Allen Fagin and IPA Director Nathan Diament. Aside from meeting the president, this invitation provided us with two […]

Canada NCSY Shabbaton Raises the Bar and Team OU Chanukah Chagigah

December 9, 2010, by

The Canada Region of NCSY recently held their Fall Regional Shabbaton in the New York City area. While they lodged in the Hilton in Stamford, CT, their program included copious free time in Manhattan, where the teens enjoyed activities ranging from shopping in Chinatown to touring Times Square with lunch in local kosher eateries. The […]

Chanukah and OU National Convention

December 2, 2010, by

The Orthodox Union National Convention is coming! We hope that you will join us January 14-16, 2011 at The Hilton at Woodcliff Lake, NJ for what promises to be an exceptional program! To date, so many members of Team OU have contributed to making the event a success and many more will no doubt continue to […]

New From OU Press

November 25, 2010, by

There is a flurry of activity at OU Press, which recently published three new books, two with Torah from the Rav: · Shiurei HaRav on Tefillah and Keriat Shema by Rabbi Menachem Genack, OU Kosher CEO · Divrei HaRav by Rabbi Hershel Schachter, OU Kosher Posek · Hilchot Tefilla: A Comprehensive Guide to the Laws of Daily Prayer by Rabbi David […]