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OU Job Board Announces: Crown Heights JCC To Co-Sponsor Worldwide Webcast, How to Take an Interview

January 22, 2008, by

The Orthodox Union Job Board, which seeks to provide employment opportunities to the unemployed and those seeking better positions, announced today that in addition to many social services agencies across the U.S. and Canada, the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council (CHJCC) will also co-sponsor How to Take an Interview, on Monday, March 3. It will be the first installment of the OU “Professional Series” workshops, which will be webcast worldwide on the Job Board website, www.ou.org/jobs. The webcast will originate from OU Headquarters in New York.

Our Way Welcomes Jewish Deaf to Suffern for OU Shabbaton, February 1-2

January 18, 2008, by

This winter season, the Orthodox Union’s Our Way program will bring its popular and meaningful Shabbaton program for Jewish deaf and their families to Suffern, February 1-2. The Shabbaton is designed to meet the specific needs of the deaf and hearing impaired and to provide them with a one-of-a-kind Sabbath experience. It will be held at Congregation Bais Torah, 89 West Carlton Road.

U.S. News & World Report: Is Kosher Food Safer?

January 15, 2008, by

Not only Jews look for the kosher symbol on food these days. In a surprising turn of events, “kosher” has become the most popular claim on new food products, trouncing “organic” and “no additives or preservatives,” according to a recent report. A noteworthy 4,719 new kosher items were launched in the United States last year—nearly double the number of new “all natural” products, which placed second in the report, issued last month by Mintel, a Chicago-based market research firm.

Vancouver Teens Explore Hollywood from a Jewish Perspective

January 11, 2008, by

In late December, more than seventy Jewish teens from Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, and Phoenix participated in Northwest NCSY’s Caravan West, a six-day highly inspirational and action-packed adventure in Los Angeles. The theme of the trip was to explore how the values and ideals communicated by the media and entertainment industry play a role in influencing teens’ values and perceptions.

Our Way Welcomes Jewish Deaf to Dallas For OU Shabbaton, Feb 15-16

January 9, 2008, by

This winter season, the Orthodox Union’s Our Way program will bring its popular and meaningful Shabbaton program for Jewish deaf and their families to Dallas, February 15-16. The Shabbaton is designed to meet the specific needs of the deaf and hearing impaired and to provide them with a one-of-a-kind Sabbath experience. It will be held at Congregation Ohr Torah, 6324 Churchill Way.

OU Condemns Hateful and Violent Speech Against PM Olmert

January 4, 2008, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, released the following statement by President Stephen J. Savitsky and Executive Vice President Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb in response to remarks by Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe at a rally in Israel where he reportedly compared Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to Nazi collaborators and suggested the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Vice Premier Haim Ramon and Defense Minister Ehud Barak would be “hung from the gallows” in a properly run state:

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