OU board member Efrat (Effie) Zisblatt is a doer. The Cornell and Stanford-educated lawyer who also holds an MA in Economics, has raised four children who are beautifully emulating her values of Torah U’maddah, and has served on the boards of various school and community organizations. “I’m a hands-on person, and I want to use
Jewish communal work is in Avromie Adler’s DNA. “My mother worked the Sunday morning shift at Cleveland’s chevrah kadisha (society of Jewish people who prepare the deceased for burial) for years, and my father would take the shirt off his back for anyone who needed help in our community,” recalls Adler. “Watching my parents do
With profound sadness, the Orthodox Union joins the Jewish world in mourning the passing of Mr. Kurt Rothschild, z”l, who passed away on Sunday in Israel. Mr. Rothschild was the longtime president of the World Mizrachi Movement, an important builder of the Canadian Jewish community, and a driving force behind scores of significant projects benefitting Jewish communities in
We mourn the passing of Dr. Mandell I. Ganchrow, z”l, a former President of the Orthodox Union (1994-2000), Chairman of the Board of Directors (2000-2002) and longstanding OU Officer. After retiring from a successful medical practice, Dr. Ganchrow chose to dedicate his life to klal work. Under his leadership, the OU founded its public policy
This past Monday, the OU’s department of Community Projects & Partnerships launched its Empowered Parenting Initiative in Houston, Texas under the leadership of Rabbi Phil Karesh. Along with Cincinnati, these two cities form the pilot of this initiative, which is a research-based, digestible parenting initiative that the OU hopes will move the needle in the
Watch a message from Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Rabbi Moshe Hauer, then read below to learn how you can help: An important Letter from Daniel Victor, vice president of the Hadar Goldin Foundation: I’m writing on behalf of Leah and Simha Goldin with a request for]Jewish American voters to support our efforts
With thanks to Assembly Health, nearly 4,000 sets of candles and menorahs will make their way to the hands of our teens! NCSY Staff across the country and Canada handed out menorahs to their public school teens in advance of Chanukah. Many JSU clubs used this as an opportunity to teach the JSU teens what
Olam Together provides a look back at the Orthodox Union’s campaign for India.