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OU Kosher’s Top Consumer Questions for Passover 2015

March 30, 2015, by

OU Kosher presents Passover questions frequently asked by consumers on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241). Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org. These questions are answered by Rabbi Tzvi Nussbaum, the voice of OU Kosher’s Consumer Hotline; the OU’s Webbe Rebbe; and Rabbi Eli Eleff, rabbinic coordinator and consumer relations administrator. Rabbi Moshe Zywica, OU […]

OU Kosher Announces Extended Hotline Hours in Preparation for Passover

March 26, 2015, by

OU Kosher announces special OU Kosher Hotline hours to assist with Passover preparations. The following are the hotline’s extended hours: Sunday, March 29: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday, March 30 – Thursday, April 2: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, April 3: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Erev Yom Tov) The kosher hotline number is 212-613-8241. “OU Kosher’s extended hotline hours […]

Private School Parents Urged by OU Advocacy to Flood NYS Legislators’ Inboxes for EITC

March 25, 2015, by

A potentially groundbreaking bill for Jewish education could be passed by the New York State Legislature if enough concerned constituents call their representatives. “The Education Tax Credit has the potential to deliver millions of dollars in scholarship aid to our Jewish day school families. Similar educational tax credits in other states have proven to provide […]

Orthodox Union Comments on Rep. Schakowsky’s Remarks at J Street Conference & Subsequent Apology

March 24, 2015, by

Today, Nathan Diament – executive director for public policy of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, issued the following statement with regard to remarks made by U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky at this week’s J Street conference: “Bias and prejudice have no place in our American political […]

Win $15,000 for Your Synagogue: Vote Torah!

March 19, 2015, by

Here is an opportunity to win $15,000 for your synagogue: The Orthodox Union is calling on synagogues to designate the Shabbat of April 17-18, Parshat Shemini, to promote voting for the Religious Zionist- Vote Torah Slate in the ongoing World Zionist Congress Elections. The election will have a direct impact on funding for religious day […]

Yachad and JUF Job Fair for Individuals with Special Needs, Tuesday, March 24 in NYC

March 19, 2015, by

The third Yachad/Jewish Union Foundation (JUF) Job Fair for Individuals with Special Needs will take place on Tuesday, March 24 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place in Manhattan from 12 noon to 4 pm. Yachad, the flagship program of the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD), provides unique social, educational […]

Orthodox Union Congratulates Prime Minister Netanyahu On His Re-Election

March 19, 2015, by

The leadership of the Orthodox Union extends its congratulations to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Party for their victory yesterday in the Israeli elections. Once again, we can take great pride in the vigorous and open democracy that exists in the State of Israel evidenced by the open debate and record turnout in […]