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OU Staff

Just Do It: OU Board Member Efrat Zisblatt Dives Right In

February 2, 2023, by

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

For Avromie Adler, International Director of Yachad, Integration Is Key

November 30, 2022, by

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

World Mourns the Loss of Kurt Rothschild, z”l

July 21, 2022, by

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

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