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Life

Preparing For The Big Shabbat

February 11, 2014, by

If I had nine months to plan my wedding, I probably would have been a calmer bride. Probably not.  I don’t handle the unknown well. As a new kallah, one of my mentors reminded me and my chattan that the wedding day was just a few hours long and advised us not to get hung

An Inclusive Job Fair: Would We Not Want That For Everyone?

January 28, 2014, by

In his recent article, “Workplaces for Everyone,” published on eJewishPhilanthropy.com, Micah Fleisig writes, “Aside from financial necessities that jobs support, individuals obviously gather more than just money through work. People receive purpose, organization and routine, confidence, relationships, and a place in a community. Jobs allow people to face and overcome challenges, learn from others, learn

Interview with Rabbi Moshe Elefant; COO – OU Kosher

January 14, 2014, by

Steve and Rabbi Elefant discuss the finer points of Kosher certification for Pesach. Learn more about the Orthodox Union’s Kashruth division and how products become certified. Savitsky Talks is a weekly 20 minute audio program with interviews and discussions that probe and explore contemporary Jewish life. Stephen Savitsky’s unusually direct and objective approach make this program

Does Your Child’s Yeshiva Leave Money on the Table?

January 8, 2014, by

Prior to joining OU Advocacy, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, as the Associate Regional Director in Pennsylvania, Michelle Twersky served as a government relations coordinator at a Jewish day school in the Greater New York area. “The fact that this school even had a position of government relations coordinator demonstrates how

I Lived the PEW Report

December 19, 2013, by

Some people are diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), others experience “winter blues” — both characteristically marked by feelings of melancholy and restlessness from the cold temperatures and lack of sun.  Although I am not diagnosed with S.A.D, I do find myself “seasonally affected” in the days leading up to Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day,