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Noted Scholar Shani Taragin Will Keynote OU Women’s Initiative’s Weekend Of Inspiration In Teaneck

September 17, 2019, by

NEW YORK – Torah scholar Rabbanit Shani Taragin will keynote the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Women’s Initiative Weekend of Inspiration in Teaneck, addressing the Torah and Haftorah reading of Rosh Hashana, Rabbi Akiva’s Halachic positions related to the holiday and exploring the centrality of Chana in our Rosh Hashana thoughts. Taragin will speak on Shabbos, Sept. […]

Noted Scholar Dina Schoonmaker Will Keynote OU Women’s Intiative’s Weekend of Inspiration in Far Rockaway & Queens

September 17, 2019, by

NEW YORK – Torah scholar Mrs. Dina Schoonmaker will keynote the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Women’s Initiative Weekend of Inspiration in Far Rockaway and Queens, addressing “A Woman’s Approach to Cheshbon Hanefesh and Teshuva.” Her presentation will explore how to develop a practical and empowered attitude towards self-evaluation and improvement without self-condemnation and guilt. Schoonmaker will […]

Orthodox Union Commends Hon. Jason Greenblatt For His Service

September 9, 2019, by

The leadership of the Orthodox Union, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, issued the following statement after the announcement of the impending departure of Hon. Jason Greenblatt from The White House staff: The Orthodox Union deeply appreciates the pivotal and impactful role Jason Greenblatt has played over the last few years in strengthening the […]

OU Expresses Gratitude to Those Who Offered Assistance; Sends Prayers for Victims of Hurricane Dorian

September 5, 2019, by

As a community, our collective hearts and minds watched as Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and threatened many East Coast communities. The OU was front and center monitoring the storm and communicating with community leadership to offer any necessary assistance. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Atlanta community who graciously opened their homes to […]

OU Israel Celebrates 40th Anniversary with 5,000 at Shwekey Concert in Rishon L’Tzion

August 30, 2019, by

Yaakov Shwekey concert highlights program for children with special needs & debuts new song dedicated to three boys killed in Gush Etzion RISHON LEZION, Israel – The Orthodox Union’s Israel arm celebrated its 40th anniversary in a gala concert in Live Park featuring international entertainer Yaakov Shwekey. Drawing more than 5,000 Israelis and visitors, the […]

Teach NJ Rejoices as Gov. Murphy Signs STEM Funding Bill

August 29, 2019, by

For the second time in 2019, the Teach NJ organization scored a major legislative victory. On Friday, August 23, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law S. 2660, which creates a grant program to help fund the salaries of public school teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who also teach these subjects […]

OU Appoints Rabbi Ari Rockoff its first Director of Strategic Partnerships

August 16, 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 Rabbi Ari Rockoff its first director of strategic partnerships. In this role, Rockoff will be responsible for managing the OU’s portfolio of major funding partners, including foundations, federations, corporations and major Jewish […]

More than 2,500 Expected at OU’s Torah New York at Citi Field on September 22

August 5, 2019, by

Day of Learning will Offer Top Scholars Addressing Issues like Artificial Intelligence and Shabbat, Teshuva and the Internet and Forgiving the Unforgivable NEW YORK – Leading rabbinic scholars, educators and Jewish communal leaders will be featured at the Orthodox Union’s (OU) third annual Torah New York on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The event, hosted by […]

OU Benefactor Circle Members Attend Dinner with New Right Leader Ayelet Shaked

July 24, 2019, by

Last week, just before Yom NCSY in Park Ra’anana, over one-hundred members of the OU Benefactor Circle, along with their families and Orthodox Union leadership, attended a special dinner with former Israeli Minister of Justice and current chairwoman of the New Right party, Ayelet Shaked, who was the featured speaker. The dinner was co-chaired by […]

Teach PA Victory Goes National

July 11, 2019, by

The Associated Press picked up a story about a major budget victory achieved by Teach PA. The article has since appeared int he New York Times, the Washington Post and many other publications. Read the full story