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Stories from the Front Lines: Submit Your Story

August 3, 2017, by

In a new column, “Stories from the Front Lines,” we hope to share inspiring stories from rabbis and rebbetzins of OU Shuls, as well as moving experiences from our JLIC couples, NCSY advisors, Yachad advisors, and counselors and directors from various OU programs. If you have an incredible story to share about the work you

An Unforgettable Bridal Shower for a Yachad Participant at Camp Mesorah

July 26, 2017, by

On Sunday evening, July 23rd, a Yachad participant got the surprise of the summer as she entered a room filled with decorations, food and her friends, who had gathered at Camp Mesorah to celebrate her bridal shower. Tamar Schlanger, from Teaneck,NJ, has been part of the Yachad family since she was a small child. This

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: NE Philadelphia, PA

April 20, 2017, by

Warm, inclusive and extremely affordable, the Jewish community of Northeast Philadelphia is close enough to NY that residents can easily visit friends and family in the tri-state area. The advantageous location, cost of living, and vast Jewish resources in place for residents make NE Philadelphia a perfect choice for Jews tired of city traffic and

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Memphis, TN

April 20, 2017, by

Drawn by its solid Jewish infrastructure, Southern grace and hospitality, and affordable cost of living, young families flock to Memphis, TN, an incredibly warm and well-established Jewish community. Learn about Memphis at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30 Lindi Vanderwalde grew up in LA and attended school on the East Coast—both very different

The Best Orthodox Jewish Communities If You’re 55+

April 5, 2017, by

Orthodox communities throughout the US are increasingly providing both physical and spiritual amenities for residents over age 55. “The demographics of retirees cover a wide span of ages from 55 to over 95 years of age with many different needs and interests,” explains Rebbetzin Judi Steinig, Associate Director for Community Services at the Orthodox Union and

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Brighton, MA

April 4, 2017, by

Boston is not only incredibly hospitable to college students from all walks of life, but home to a diverse, connected and welcoming Jewish community. The main Jewish neighborhoods—Brighton, Brookline, and Newton, as well as some surrounding neighborhoods like Allston—are all within relative walking distance, and the community’s expansive eruv means you can walk for miles

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Myrtle Beach

March 30, 2017, by

Our Jewish community is young and vibrant, famous for its warmth and hospitality. Myrtle Beach is blessed to have a Jewish preschool, as well as a renowned day school.  Learn about Myrtle Beach at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30   Full tuition scholarships are offered under the innovative FREE JEMB program. A

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Las Vegas, NV

March 29, 2017, by

Las Vegas might be known globally for its rich casino industry, but there’s a thriving Jewish community that has managed to make the city of sin a city of holiness, too. Find out more about Las Vegas at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30 With ten shuls, four Jewish schools, three mikvaot, nine kosher

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Atlanta, GA

March 28, 2017, by

One of the South’s most bustling Jewish communities, Atlanta, GA, has a rich history of Jewish residents dating back to the city’s founding. Today, Atlanta’s largest Jewish neighborhood is called Toco Hills and, at its center, is Congregation Beth Jacob, a vast and sprawling synagogue, and center of Jewish life and learning that includes an

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Harrison, NY

March 28, 2017, by

Harrison, a Westchester County hamlet, is right near Scarsdale and New Rochelle and, though much smaller in size than those Jewish communities, has a thriving Orthodox shul. The Young Israel of Harrison, led by Rabbi Yaakov Bienenfeld for the past 28 years, is housed in beautiful facilities built in 2010 and offers weekly learning opportunities

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