Kashruth When I Was A Kid — Records, Remembrances, and Nostalgia

  Kashruth When I Was A Kid -- Records, Remembrances, and Nostalgia This talk springs from handwritten minutes of meetings of the Machzikei Hakashruth of Eastern Parkway and Crown Heights.  The minutes were recorded by the speaker's father, Louis Tuchman, Z"L.  They cover the time between September 1951 and May 1960.  The speaker and his […]

SPIRIT: An Inside Story on the Jewish Response to the Ukraine Crisis

An Inside Story on the Jewish Response to the Ukraine Crisis  How the OU leveraged its multimillion-dollar crisis campaign to help tens of thousands of refugees.  Did all those millions actually make a difference? Do Ukrainian Jews still need our help?  A dialogue between Rabbi Simon Taylor, National Director, and Rebbetzin Judi Steinig, Senior Director […]

Home Buyer Basics 101: Mortgages

ARE YOU A FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER? HOME BUYER BASICS 101 will provide valuable information to assist you in this major purchase Sponsored by the OU Communal Growth Initiative of the Department of Community Projects & Partnerships This session will focus on Mortgage Basics Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail. What to do to prepare […]

SPIRIT: Be Prepared: Recommendations for Active Shooter Incidents (RASI)

Be Prepared: Recommendations for Active Shooter Incidents (RASI) The presentation focuses on Common active shooter statistics Best practices regarding organization / civilian occupant security Civilian response options of avoid, barricade, confront Presented by:  Sgt. John Schoppmann, NYPD SHIELD “Countering Terrorism through Information-Sharing” Counterterrorism Division - New York City Police Department Sgt. John Schoppmann is a 20-year […]

SPIRIT: An Ex”salmon”ation of Kosher Fish

An Ex”salmon”ation of Kosher Fish How do I know if a fish is kosher or not? Can I buy fish from a non-kosher fish store? What’s the story with buying salmon at Costco? Presented by:  Rabbi Chaim Goldberg Rabbi Chaim Goldberg just celebrated his 20th anniversary running the fish desk at OU Kosher. Rabbi Goldberg […]

SPIRIT: A Minute of Memory Matters

A Minute of Memory Matters: 7 quick tips to improve your memory How to remember where you parked your car How to use visualization to remember important things One basic memory technique that can be used in many everyday cases. Some tips for recall A fun brain exercise using your fingers SPIRIT is happy to […]

SPIRIT: Understanding Medicare: Review and 2023 Updates

 Understanding Medicare – Review and 2023 Updates What is Medicare Why am I getting bombarded with so many emails, telemarketing calls, flyers? Who can I trust for accurate information New Part-D Deductible What are the Parts of Medicare? Typical costs for Medicare? Should I be on Medicare if I’m still working, on my employer plan, […]

SPIRIT: (Kosher) Collagen Comes Full Circle

(Kosher) Collagen Comes Full Circle: The Wonders of Collagen and A Family Connection Collagen is a protein that is produced naturally by our bodies produce, but collagen production declines with age. We need collagen to support optimum connective tissue, including skin texture and elasticity. It has been shown to help with various skin conditions, helps […]

Home Buyer Basics 101: Real Estate

HOME BUYER BASICS 101:  Real Estate   Working with an agent Understanding Wants vs Needs Location Location Location Understanding Value in the current market Offer Process Contingencies Closing Presented by: Marc Stein, Broker Associate @ eXp Realty, CEO Links Residential Realtor Marc Stein is the CEO of Links Residential brokered by eXp Realty with agents across the country […]

SPIRIT: Let’s Talk!

Let's Talk -- An Interactive Program Please join us for a new addition to the SPIRIT program.  "Let's Talk" will give all participants the opportunity to meet in small breakout rooms with other SPIRIT participants to socialize in a virtual setting. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Please note:  Let's Talk sessions will not be recorded. The […]