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OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: East Brunswick, NJ

March 13, 2017, by

Eschewing the conventional promotional strategies of synagogues and looking for a more engaging, compelling, and memorable touch, Ely Rosenstock of the Young Israel of East Brunswick filmed a parody of “Alexander Hamilton,” the opening song of Hamilton: An American Musical, to welcome Rabbi Efrayim Unterman as the congregation’s new rabbi. Find out more about East

Seattle: Home to Starbucks, Amazon, Microsoft – and Torah

March 8, 2017, by

If you enjoy a nice cup of (kosher) coffee, you’re in luck: Seattle, the birthplace of Starbucks, the main base of Amazon and Microsoft, and home of the modern-day tech boom, is also home to a significant Jewish community. With over 70,000 Jews, there are hundreds of Orthodox families who enjoy the laid-back and neighborly

A Visit with Nathan Diament

February 14, 2017, by

Nathan J. Diament is the Executive Director of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, where he develops and coordinates public policy research and initiatives on behalf of the Jewish community. Nathan has testified before Congressional committees and works closely with members of both political parties to craft legislation addressing issues of religious liberty, education reform and

OU-JLIC Students & Educators Launch Campaign to Help Firefighters in Israel

December 8, 2016, by

L to R: Elan Karoll, Ahava Schachter-Zarembski, and Hayley Nagelberg. For Jewish students at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, the recent devastating fires that spread throughout Israel was an opportunity to share warmth – in a positive way. Illini Hillel, Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative, and the Israel Education Center joined together this week

First Jewish justice appointed to Argentina’s Supreme Court

June 22, 2016, by

From the JTA: Carlos Rosenkrantz, a Buenos Aires attorney and law professor, as well as a former presidential adviser, will be the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court of Argentina. Rosenkrantz, 57, is expected to be sworn in to the nation’s highest court next month after being approved last week by two-thirds of the

Anti-Semitic incidents on US college campuses doubled in 2015, ADL reports

June 22, 2016, by

From the JTA: Anti-Semitic incidents on American college campuses nearly doubled in 2015, the Anti-Defamation League reported. In addition, the number of anti-Semitic assaults across the country increased by more than 60 percent, according to the organization’s audit of such incidents released Wednesday. A total of 90 incidents were reported on 60 college campuses last year, compared with 47

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