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Under Attack? When Every Second Counts – Leadership Security Program held in Queens

September 14, 2017, by

As terror spreads to various parts of the world, it is important to acknowledge that our synagogues and other Jewish community services are not immune from potential attacks. It is imperative that leadership of all institutions understand how to respond in such a situation. Under Attack? When Seconds Count! was presented to Synagogue and Community […]

OU, RCA, Agudah, Achiezer and Ohel Monitoring the Situation in Florida

September 11, 2017, by

Late last week, the leadership of Achiezer, the Agudath Israel of America, Ohel, the Rabbinical Council of America and the Orthodox Union met to plan a unified response to what was expected to be unprecedented damages wrought by Hurricane Irma. We continue to monitor the situation in Florida and believe it is premature to fully […]

UIUC Hillel and Orthodox Union Establish Eruv in Champaign Area

September 7, 2017, by

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Illini Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus and Hillel at the University of Illinois are initiating a community wide Eruv, a visual boundary encompassing an area and establishing it as shared space according to Jewish law. This marking of private and shared space is important in Jewish ritual because it allows […]

New Jersey Region of NCSY Went to Help Houston

September 7, 2017, by

A group of teens from the New Jersey region of NCSY just returned from a three-day chesed mission to help remove debris from flood-damaged homes in Houston. This was just one small step in Houston’s road to recovery. Here are some media reports on the mission: Watch Video: News 12 New Jersey Arutz 7 Bergen […]

Yachad’s 2017-2018 Daner Fellows Announced

July 13, 2017, by

Yachad’s 2017-2018 Daner Fellows Announced Six young adults were recently selected as Daner Fellows for 2017-2018. The year-long fellowship, in the intersection of the Jewish community and the disability inclusion movement, supports the fellows’ development in working as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team aimed to meet the social and inclusion needs of Jewish individuals with diverse disabilities. […]

Remembering R’ Meir Zlotowitz, z”l

June 27, 2017, by

History has produced only a small selection of Jews whose impact on the breadth of Torah study significantly transcended that which is achievable by a single individual. Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, z”l, is a member of that rarified group. As the Twentieth Century introduced the combined destructive storms of assimilation and disaffection, Torah study became particularly […]

First Hasidic Woman Judge Rachel Freier to Speak at OU

June 20, 2017, by

The Orthodox Union’s Women’s Affinity group is excited to announce its next speaker, the Honorable Rachel (Ruchie) Freier, speaking at the OU’s New York Headquarters (11 Broadway, 14th floor) on Wednesday, June 28th. Ruchie Freier is the first Hasidic Jewish woman to be elected as a civil court judge in New York State, and the first to serve in public […]

Shabbaton for Jews Who Are Deaf-Blind Convenes in Baltimore

June 20, 2017, by

Baltimore, MD – Eighteen Jewish Deaf-blind adults from across the United States, Canada, and Israel joined together for a fully-accessible Shabbat to socialize and learn about their shared heritage at the Pearlstone Retreat Center this past weekend, June 16-18, 2017, as part of Our Way, a division of Yachad.   The 5th biennial Deaf-blind Shabbaton is a unique endeavor. […]

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