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OU Women’s Initiative Holds First Lay Leadership Summit

May 23, 2019, by

100 WOMEN FROM 56 COMMUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, ISRAEL, UNITED KINGDOM & SOUTH AFRICA JOINED EXPERTS AND LAY LEADERS TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES OF MODERN JEWISH COMMUNAL LEADERSHIP WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey – The Orthodox Union Women’s Initiative hosted its inaugural Leadership Summit, a lay leadership conference designed to encourage and develop women serving as […]

NCSY Announces New Jersey Leadership Transition and New National Chesed Initiative

May 16, 2019, by

New Jersey NJ –  NCSY, the youth movement of the Orthodox Union, announces that Rabbi Ethan Katz, who has served as the New Jersey NCSY Regional Director since 2013, will become NCSY’s National Director of Relief Missions, a new national initiative NCSY is launching this year.  Rabbi Katz has partnered with dozens of local schools […]

OU Semichat Chaver Program Expands to 20 Locations Worldwide

May 8, 2019, by

A packed house at Ner Mordechai in Kew Gardens this past Sunday night marked an incredible accomplishment as the Semichat Chaver Program, sponsored by the Orthodox Union, celebrated a siyum and the launch of new locations. Sephardic Chief Rabbi HaRav Shlomo Amar attended, as did Rosh Yeshiva and OU Posek HaRav Hershel Schachter. The Semichat […]

Big Wins for Students in FL, PA and IL

May 8, 2019, by

FL: Teach Florida applauds the Florida legislature for passing a major expansion of school choice, including the new Family Empowerment Scholarship, this Tuesday, April 30. The bill now heads to Governor Ron DeSantis for his signature. In addition to the more than 100,000 students on the Florida Tax Credit program, the new Family Empowerment Scholarship […]

Health Update – Important Information about Measles

April 18, 2019, by

Dear Community Leader, As members of your community welcome out-of-town guests and travel to gatherings with friends and family for Pesach, the Orthodox Union encourages you to share this important health information in light of the recent measles outbreak. 1. Keeping our Kids Safe  According to the CDC, measles is a very contagious disease caused by a […]

OU Grows in the Young Professional Space after Hosting Second Meetup for Frum Software Developers

March 27, 2019, by

Last night Nextdor, in partnership with FrumDevCon, hosted their second meetup for Orthodox Jewish professionals in software development. NextDor was created by Rabbi David Pardo and the event was coordinated by project specialist Hannah Snitcovski.   Seventy people, representing a broad spectrum of Orthodox Judaism, attended. From Jews in frocks to Frisch grads, pros who […]

Statement on the Attack in Christchurch, New Zealand

March 15, 2019, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America expresses deep condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the horrific murders at the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured in the terror attack. We stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the […]

OU Welcomes House of Representatives Passage of Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism and Other Forms of Intolerance and Bigotry

March 7, 2019, by

This afternoon, in the wake of the latest anti-Semitic statements made by Rep. Ilhan Omar, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Resolution (H.Res.183) condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance and bigotry.  The leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America — the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization welcomed the Resolution’s […]

OU Women’s Initiative Announces Inaugural Leadership Summit

March 6, 2019, by

OU WOMEN’S INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT AND TRAIN LAY LEADERS NEW YORK – The OU Women’s Initiative, a division of the Orthodox Union, is hosting its inaugural leadership summit for women, May 20-21 at the Hilton Woodcliff Lake in New Jersey. Lay-leaders from Jewish communities throughout the country will […]