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OU Staff

OU, RCA Monitoring the Path of Hurricane Dorian

August 30, 2019, by

As you are no doubt aware, several of our communities in Florida are in the crosshairs of a potentially devastating storm. Though Hurricane Dorian has yet to make landfall the forecast is unfortunately not looking promising. Over the past few days many of our Jewish brethren in Florida have evacuated or are in the midst

NCSY Hatzalah Rescue Teens Help Save Lives in Israel

August 8, 2019, by

JNS.org has the remarkable story of a number of teens who participated in NCSY Hatzalah Rescue this past summer. The program trains the next generation of responders by teaching them, among other things, CPR and hemorrhage control. Read about a couple of experiences where the teens, serving on ambulance crews, directly helped bring patients back

Beth Din of America Launches “Jewishprudence”

August 1, 2019, by

The Beth Din of America, widely regarded as one of the leading Jewish religious courts in North America, has launched a first-in-the-nation blog dedicated to explaining Rabbinical Court process and decisions. Jewishprudence will focus on providing information to attorneys and legal professionals regarding Jewish law and Beth Din jurisprudence. The blog will feature discussions of

How do you make Israel and Torah relevant to US Jewish kids?

July 29, 2019, by

Arutz Sheva caught up with Allen Fagin, executive vice president and chief professional officer of the Orthodox Union (OU), on his whirlwind ten-day trip in Israel to visit the Jewish teenagers and young adults participating in the many OU summer programs in Israel. What are the main goals for all your summer programs for Jewish teens

Thousands of North American teens gather in Israel for NCSY mega-event

July 24, 2019, by

More than 2,500 Jewish teens, staff and guests from 29 states, Canada, Israel, Argentina and the United Kingdom participating in summer programs operated by the Orthodox Union (OU) converged on Park Ra’anana to nibble on American barbeque and rock to live musical performances at the big Yom NCSY event. Former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked attended

A Letter of Thanks from Tomchei Shabbat of Denver

April 30, 2019, by

We received the following letter from Shlomo Fried of Tomchei Shabbat of Denver, who expressed his appreciation to all who supported the OU’s maot chitim campaign, which helped Tomchei Shabbat of Denver purchase Pesach food for those in need: To the leadership of the Orthodox Union and the wonderful supporters of the Maot Chitim project: