OU and the Young Israel of Woodmere to Present Positive Jewish Marriages

09 Mar 2006

The Orthodox Union, in conjunction with the Young Israel of Woodmere, will present a Positive Jewish Marriage Program, Make Your Good Marriage into a Great Marriage on Sunday, March 26 from 6:30-9:45 p.m. at the synagogue, 850 Peninsula Boulevard.

According to Frank Buchweitz, OU National Director of Community Services and Special Programs, “This program is geared for happily married couples who want to communicate and relate on an even deeper emotional level. The focus is on the positive aspects of marriage, highlighting characteristics found in happy couples.”

This event is part of the OU’s national emphasis on programming to strengthen the Jewish family, which includes not only Positive Jewish Marriage but Positive Jewish Parenting conferences as well. “Clearly, whatever we can do to strengthen the Jewish family will help ensure the stability of our community in the years to come,” declared Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka, National OU Executive Director.

The purpose of the program, Mr. Buchweitz explains, is to “enrich relationships, unite in decision making, strengthen bonds, enhance communication skills, and learn to understand and accept differences in a positive light.”

The following workshops will be offered at 7 p.m. and repeated at 8:45:

Secrets to Maximizing your Marriage, with Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Ph.D.

Improving Communication while Managing Stress, with Dr. Barry Holzer

How to Fight Fairly and Resolve Conflict, with Rachel Pill, MSW

Maintaining a Close Relationship Despite Differences, with Aliza Septimus, Ph.D.

“The emphasis of this program is taking a healthy marriage and making it even better,” declared Mr. Buchweitz. “We focus on the positive aspects of marriage, highlighting characteristics found in happy couples.”

A highlight of the evening will be a presentation of The Happy Wife by Aryeh Pamensky. His humorous and creative presentation puts marriage into a realistic perspective that everyone can relate to and creates a fun-filled, entertaining, and practical evening. Mr. Pamensky has appeared extensively in print, on radio and TV.