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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 Parentingsimply.com and Challahcrumbs.com 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. […]

Simply Amazing! ASK OU’s First Kosher Meat Tour Receives Rave Reviews

August 20, 2015, by

“AMAZING!” That was the reaction to OU Kosher’s first Harry H. Beren ASK OU Guided Tour of OU Kosher Meat Production program, which took place recently. According to Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Kosher Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator and coordinator of all of the Beren ASK OU programs, “amazing” was heard again and again in his […]

OU Commends Senator Schumer and Representatives Meng, Rice, Engel, Lowey and Israel for Opposing the Iran Nuclear Deal

August 10, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauds Senator Charles Schumer as well as Representatives Grace Meng, Kathleen Rice, Elliot Engel, Nita Lowey, and Steve Israel—all Democrats—for faithfully representing the views of the New York community and publicly opposing the Iran nuclear deal. The Orthodox Union also […]

OU Kosher Expert Rabbi Eli Eleff Explains the Craft of Kosher Beer in Jacksonville’s Etz Chaim Synagogue Summer Kollel

August 5, 2015, by

OU Kosher Rabbinic Coordinator and Consumer Relations Administrator Rabbi Eli Eleff recently led the Harry H. Beren ASK OU Outreach weekend program at the Etz Chaim Synagogue’s Summer Kollel in Jacksonville with his seven presentations on varied topics such as dairy equipment, certifying factories, and kosher liquor. Rabbi Yaakov Fisch, Senior Rabbi at  Etz Chaim, […]

Naftali Herrmann Announced as Orthodox Union’s Southeast Regional Director for Community and Synagogue Services

August 3, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union Department of Community and Synagogue Services has announced the appointment of Naftali Herrmann as its southeast regional director, to work with synagogues and communities in the southeast, including Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida. He will be based in Boca Raton, Florida. “The OU Southeast Regional office provides resources […]

OU Applauds Re-Introduction of Bill Providing FEMA Aid to Disaster Damaged Houses of Worship

July 16, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU) expressed its appreciation to U.S. Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Grace Meng (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) for reintroducing the bipartisan Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act (H.R. 3066) that would ensure that houses of worship devastated by recent and future disasters are eligible for aid from […]

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