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Tisha B’Av 2012

July 26, 2012, by

This Sunday, the 10th of Av, we remember the destruction of G-d’s Temple. We mourn our exile and the loss of this singular pipeline to communicate with Him. In order to make this sublime occasion more meaningful, the OU has for years provided resources for congregations and individuals to help us all better understand the […]

Plans for New Daf Yomi Cycle

July 19, 2012, by

The Daf Yomi cycle will soon be starting again and OU Torah is gearing up for the occasion. Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operating Officer of OU Kosher, delivers the most popular Daf shiur in the world. See here what he and the OU have planned as Jews around the world prepare to renew their study […]

“Iran is the Problem, Not Israel”

July 19, 2012, by

An op-ed penned for the JTA entitled, “Iran is the Problem, Not Israel.” If Iran manages to achieve nuclear capability, Israel will no doubt be their primary target. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have threatened a preemptive strike, much to the world’s chagrin. But that doesn’t make Israel the threat to […]

Harry H. Beren ASKOU Kashrut Summer Programs

July 19, 2012, by

OU Kosher will once again present the Harry H. Beren ASKOU Kashrut Summer Programs, now in its 11th cycle. There are two varieties: a three-week Kashrut Internship Program, from July 30-August 17 and a one-week Kashrut Training Program, from August 13 to August 17. Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Kosher Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator, reports that […]

“Guard Not Only Your Tongue, but Your Entire Body”

July 19, 2012, by

The OU Department of Community Engagement will partner with the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County and the Rabbinical Council of America to present “Guard Not Only Your Tongue, but Your Entire Body,” a professional development Mishmeret Guf workshop for rabbis on the importance of personal care and well-being of congregants. The Conference will be held […]

7th Marriage Enrichment Retreat

July 19, 2012, by

This past weekend, July 13-15, the Department of Community Engagement hosted its highly-successful and much-enjoyed 7th Marriage Enrichment Retreat at the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa in Kerhonkson, NY. The weekend was designed for happily-married couples who want to communicate and relate on a deeper emotional level. This sold-out program, with over 250 people in […]

New Team Yachad Site Has Officially Launched

July 5, 2012, by

Team Yachad‘s new site has officially launched. Thanks to Gary Magder and his incredible team, the site looks great and is ready to receive runners and sponsors! Team Yachad is looking to improve upon its already-impressive showing last year, when 135 runners raised more than $400,000.  If you are interested in running for a great […]

The Heart to Heart Project

July 5, 2012, by

Nearly 400 eager recruits, who plan to attend secular colleges in America this fall following studies in Israel, have signed on board with The Heart to Heart Project (H2H) – an OU NextGen partnership program – after meeting H2H Founder Hart Levine during his whirlwind “tour and meet” trip this month. In conjunction with visits […]

Jewish Press Reports on Upcoming Marriage Retreat

June 28, 2012, by

The Jewish Press reports on the OU’s upcoming Marriage Enrichment Retreat, to be held July 13-15 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, NY. OU National Director of Community Services and Special Projects Frank Buchweitz is quoted as saying, “In the medical, accounting, and legal professions, people need continuing education credits to [complement] […]

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