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Watch on Zoom: The Sheldon Rudoff a”h Memorial Lecture

December 31, 2020, by

Join Rabbi Yosie Levine on Wednesday, January 6 at 7:00 PM EST as he talks about the pursuit of an indispensable Jewish value from ancient times to the present. Presented by the Orthodox Union and the Beth Din of America. Sheldon Rudoff, a”h was past president of both the Orthodox Union and the Beth Din

An Exceptional Opportunity from Longtime NCSY and Yachad Supporters

December 24, 2020, by

For many years, Gershon and Aviva Distenfeld of Bergenfield have been donors and supporters of two important OU programs: NCSY Relief Missions and Yachad. Both programs have grown significantly in recent years thanks in considerable part to the Distenfelds’ partnership. In recognition of their support, the New Jersey region Relief Missions were named the Fred

We Must Bring the Backyard Experience Into the Shul instead of the Shul Experience into the Backyards

December 24, 2020, by

Responding to the challenges that many smaller Orthodox Jewish shuls are experiencing in engaging and growing their communities during the pandemic, the Orthodox Union’s Pepa and Rabbi Joseph Karasick Department of Synagogue & Community Services recently convened rabbinic and lay leadership from more than 21 smaller Orthodox communities to virtually discuss and collaborate on strategies

Listen: Yachad’s Sibling Support Services

December 3, 2020, by

Chani Herrmann, Yachad’s Associate Director of Communal Engagement, spoke to Nachum Segal on JM in the AM to discuss Yachad’s sibling support groups. Listen to the full interview

Rabbi Moshe Schwed on JM in the AM

December 3, 2020, by

Rabbi Moshe Schwed, Director of the OU Daf Yomi Initiative, spoke with Nachum Segal on JM in the AM to discuss the OU’s All Daf learning platform. Listen to the interview here.

Remembering Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l

November 11, 2020, by

The Orthodox Union joins the Jewish community and the world in mourning the loss of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, zt”l. Rabbi Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom for 22 years, served as a profoundly eloquent teacher of Torah and spokesman for Torah values within the Jewish community and beyond. He was an intellectual

ICYMI: OU Programs at JFNA’s General Assembly

October 28, 2020, by

OU programs were featured in this video presentation from the JFNA’s virtual General Assembly, held last week. Catch the following OU programs: Teach Coalition’s kosher food distribution (2:22) Yachad’s Project Community 2020 programming(2:27) NCSY Relief Missions’ Project Community 2020 home build(5:53)

Orthodox Union to Supervise Kosher Food certification in UAE

September 10, 2020, by

The Orthodox Union said on Tuesday that it will be the leading kosher certification agency in the United Arab Emirates. The leadership of the UAE requested that the Orthodox Union take up the position after it handled kosher food during the visit to the UAE by an Israeli and US delegation last week. Orthodox Union

Allen Fagin Tribute Slideshow

September 3, 2020, by

Enjoy this slideshow tribute to outgoing Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Allen Fagin, who led the organization for the past six years: