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OU’s Semichas Chaver Program Expands to 53 Locations in U.S., Canada, Israel, Australia & United Kingdom

November 21, 2019, by

OU’S SEMICHAS CHAVER PROGRAM EXPANDS TO 53 LOCATIONS IN U.S., CANADA, ISRAEL, AUSTRALIA & UNITED KINDOM MORE THAN 700 PARTICIPANTS IN THE PAST MONTH JOIN THE FASTEST GROWING PRACTICAL HALACHA LEARNING PROGRAM IN THE WORLD NEW YORK – The Orthodox Union’s Semichas Chaver Program (SCP), an innovative learning initiative, has opened 28 new locations in […]

Yachad Appoints Rabbinic and Spiritual Advisor to Infuse Spirituality & Guide Halachic Matters

November 4, 2019, by

NEW YORK – The Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yachad, the leading group for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox community, appointed Rabbi Shay Schachter to serve as its rabbinic and halachic advisor. Rabbi Schachter will provide ongoing guidance pertaining to the spiritual components of Yachad, including deciding halachic matters relevant to the organization; enhancing spiritual growth […]

Record 63 Communities in U.S. and Israel to be Showcased at OU’s Jewish Community Home & Job Relocation Fair

November 4, 2019, by

EVENT FEATURES WORKSHOPS, RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILIES CONSIDERING RELOCATION NEW YORK – More than 2,000 people are expected at the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Seventh International Jewish Community Home & Job Relocation Fair that will showcase a record-breaking 63 communities from the U.S. and Israel on Sunday, Nov. 24th at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 […]

OU Statement on Heinous Attack On Synagogue in Halle, Germany

October 10, 2019, by

The Orthodox Union expresses its deepest sympathies to the people of Halle, Germany, and its Jewish community, where a gunman targeted a synagogue. As congregants observed Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, a heavily armed gunman with a live-streaming head camera tried to storm the synagogue. The synagogue’s locked door foiled what […]

Long Island Family Donates Record $5 Million to Orthodox Union’s NCSY

October 4, 2019, by

“Shevet Glaubach Fellowship” Designed to Train Next Generation of Jewish Leaders   NEW YORK – The Orthodox Union’s flagship NCSY program has received a record donation of $5 million dollars from Great Neck, N.Y. residents Dr. Miriam and Dr. Felix Glaubach to create a fellowship program to train the next generation of Jewish leaders. Over […]

Orthodox Union Condemns The Swedish Centre Party’s Decision To Fight Nonmedical Circumcision

October 4, 2019, by

Today, the leadership of the Orthodox Union, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, expressed their deep concern over the Swedish Centre Party’s vote to fight the nonmedical circumcision of boys. Orthodox Union President Moishe Bane stated: “The Swedish Centre Party’s decision to promote a ban on religious circumcision is synonymous with calling for the […]

Key State Legislators & Leaders From Nonpublic Schools Across The tate Fete $60 Million in New State Funding at Teach NYS Gala

September 26, 2019, by

NEW YORK –Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union (OU) and a leading advocate for equitable funding for New York State’s nonpublic schools, honored State Sen. Shelley Mayer, and lay leaders Daniel Lowy from Manhattan, and Elizabeth and Joe Braha from Brooklyn, recently at its annual dinner at the Metropolitan West. Key New York […]

Orthodox Union Appoints First General Counsel

September 24, 2019, by

NEW YORK – The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, has named highly-regarded New York attorney Rachel Sims as its first General Counsel. She will manage the OU’s legal and compliance work and provide guidance to all departments within the organization.  Sims has nearly […]