Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph, who assumed the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer of the 400-synagogue strong Orthodox Union this fall, has deep and formative memories of the OU’s first monumental impact on his life. Now tasked with managing a wide-ranging portfolio—including the national youth outreach programs NCSY, Yachad and JLIC for
At the Orthodox Union’s West Coast region annual gala banquet last year, which celebrated the region’s 50th anniversary and honored Rabbi Alan and Sandy Kalinsky for over 30 years of leadership and dedication, immediate past OU President Martin Nachimson, announced Rabbi Kalinsky’s plan to retire. “Rabbi Kalinsky built the OU’s West Coast region to its
Hundreds gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Sunday to pray for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak and to halt the epidemic. Worshipers recited prayers and Psalms, sang and even danced in a circle, asking God to help in the finding of a cure for the disease, in a ceremony promoted by Chief
The Orthodox Union, the central institution of the Modern Orthodox movement in the United States, has tapped for its new executive vice president Rabbi Moshe Hauer, who has served at Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion congregation in Baltimore for 25 years. He succeeds Allen Fagin, who is retiring. Rabbi Hauer, who has been active working with
OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin spoke with Nachum Segal about the latest happenings around the OU. He recapped the Semichas Chaver Program siyum at Torah New York and previewed Simchat Torah Together 5780, All Daf, a digital platform poised to revolutionize Daf Yomi learning, and much more.