Yachad Announces Its New Daner Communal Fellows For 2015-16, Program Begins Late July

June 19, 2015, by

Yachad’s Daner Communal Fellowship has selected three outstanding recent college graduates to serve as Fellows for the 2015-2016 programmatic year, beginning in late July. They are Amanda Parker from Englewood, New Jersey, graduate of New York University; Rachel Samuels from Roslyn Heights, New York, graduate of Binghamton University; and Yossi Szpigiel of West Hempstead, New […]

OU Senior Managing Director Rabbi Steven Weil to Lead Community Weekend in Long Branch, NJ, July 10-11, Shabbat Parshat Pinchas

June 18, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union Department of Synagogue and Community Services will present an OU Community Weekend in Long Branch with Rabbi Steven Weil, OU senior managing director, at Congregation Brothers of Israel from Friday, July 10, to Saturday, July 11, Shabbat Parshat Pinchas. Led by Rabbi Nasanayl Braun, the OU member synagogue is located at 250 […]

Orthodox Union Outraged by Attack Against Charleston Church

June 18, 2015, by

Following the horrendous attack that occurred Wednesday night at a historic African American church in downtown Charleston, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – expresses its sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives and their outrage for such a hateful act of […]

Orthodox Union Applauds Senate Subcommittee Boost to DHS Security Grants to Nonprofits

June 16, 2015, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security for approving a proposal to increase the funding allocation for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) to $25 million for Fiscal Year 2016. The Orthodox Union was among the groups […]

OU-JLIC Community Weekend Brings Campus Torah Educators to Long Island Synagogues

June 10, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union’s Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) presented a community engagement weekend in the Five Towns at the Young Israel of Woodmere Congregation Beth Sholom in Lawrence, Congregation Bais Tefillah in Woodmere and Congregation Aish Kodesh in Woodmere. JLIC Torah Educators served as scholars in residence in the various shuls and educated […]

OU’s Jewish Action Magazine Wins First Place Honors in the AJPA’s Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism

June 9, 2015, by

Jewish Action, the quarterly magazine of the Orthodox Union, was awarded First Place in the category, The David Frank Award for Excellence in Personality Profiles, in the Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism competition for work produced in 2014 by Jewish publications.  The Awards, now in their 34th year, are presented by the […]