OU Expresses Alarm At Ongoing Terror Attacks on Innocent Israelis; Calls for Communal Prayer, Advocacy to Members of Congress

October 12, 2015, by

Today, in the wake of continued acts of terror by Palestinians against innocent Israelis, the leadership of the Orthodox Union issued the following statement: The ongoing and intensifying wave of violence and terrorism across Israel is deeply alarming and the apparent indifference of the international community to a campaign of terror being waged against innocent […]

Orthodox Union and RCA: Shabbat Protocols In Case Of A Hurricane Or Other Disasters

October 1, 2015, by

Developed by Rav Kenneth Brander with profound thanks to Rav Hershel Schachter, shlita, for his guidance. Click here for a more detailed article with extensive citations. If a hurricane occurs on Shabbat or Yom Tov, stay home.  In the case of Shabbat, we will lain two parshiyot next week. If there is no electricity on Shabbat or Yom Tov but storm […]

Lauren Gluck of NCSY Awarded 2015 Friedman Fellowship for Leadership Development

September 18, 2015, by

Lauren Chornock Gluck of Gaithersburg, regional director of logistics and Baltimore Day School Coordinator of the Baltimore-based Atlantic Seaboard Region of NCSY, the Orthodox Union’s international youth program, was accepted into the 2015 Friedman Fellowship Program at the Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center in Baltimore. The Institute is named […]

Rabbi Dovid Cohen Announced as OU Regional Director for the Bronx, NYC, Westchester and Connecticut

September 16, 2015, by

In its new initiative to reach out to Jewish communities across various regions  throughout  the United States, the Orthodox Union’s Department of  Community and Synagogue Services has announced the appointment of Rabbi Dovid Cohen from West Hempstead, as its  regional director for New York City, Westchester, the Bronx and Connecticut to work with synagogues and […]

Kuzari Is Back On OU Torah!

September 9, 2015, by

Several years ago, OU Torah presented a popular series on The Kuzari, the acclaimed work of Jewish thought and philosophy by Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi (d. 1141). The series was delivered by Rabbi Daniel Korobkin, then Director of OU West Coast’s Department of Community and Synagogue Services. Rabbi Korobkin is also the author of a groundbreaking annotated translation of The Kuzari, published by Feldheim. The series was […]

OU & Partners to Present Tishrei Lunchbreak Parenting Webinar, Thursday, September 10 at 12 Noon EDT

September 2, 2015, by

After a summer break, the Orthodox Union’s Lunchbreak Parenting Webinar is back with a webcast on Thursday, September 10 at 12 PM EDT on “Tishrei: Tools & Techniques for Family-Friendly Festivals.”  The OU is partnering with and on the program. The program will be archived for viewing at anytime from anywhere. According to […]

OU Senior Managing Director Rabbi Steven Weil in Overland Park, KS, September 11-12, Shabbat Parshat Nitzavim

August 31, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union Department of Synagogue and Community Services will present an OU Community Weekend in Overland Park with Rabbi Steven Weil, OU senior managing director, at Congregation Beth Israel Abraham and Voliner (BIAV) from Friday, September 11 to Saturday, September 12, Shabbat Parshat Nitzavim. The OU member synagogue is located at 9900 Antioch Road. […]

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