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OU Staff

Remembering Past-OU President Dr. Mendy Ganchrow, z”l

February 16, 2022, by

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

The Future of Empowered Parenting Begins in Houston

January 13, 2022, by

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

Tell Congress: Bring Hadar Goldin and His Fellow Soldiers Back Home

December 23, 2021, by

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

NCSY’s Ben Zakkai Honor Society Presents Its 2021 Candidate Members

August 12, 2021, by

The Ben Zakkai Honor Society raises critical funds to provide direct scholarships for NCSYers to continue their Jewish education after high school, or to participate in various NCSY programs, For over 50 years Ben Zakkai membership has selected five new Alumni Inductees as well as up to twenty “candidate members” from among several thousand graduating

Statements on the Petirah of Rabbi Dr. Zecharia Senter z”l

April 8, 2021, by

OU Kosher COO Rabbi Moshe Elefant: “Rabbi Senter zt”l was a pioneer in the world of industrial kashrus. He was an individual of great intellect, but at the same time very warm & easy to get along with.” OU Kosher CEO Rabbi Menachem Genack: “Rabbi Zecharia Senter zt”l and I were actually quite close. The