Just days before the stirring melodies of the High Holy Days resonate throughout synagogues worldwide, the West Coast Region of the Orthodox Union will present a conference directed at “The Shliach Tzibur and the Entire Community,” to guide those who lead the synagogue services in the halachot (laws) of tefilla (prayer) and, at the same time, to help them and their congregations achieve the proper mindset before Rosh Hashanah.
Rabbi Daniel Korobkin, Director of Synagogue and Community Services for the West Coast Region of the Orthodox Union, will deliver Shabbat messages at three Orthodox Union synagogues in Seattle on Saturday, August 25.
The Orthodox Union, in conjunction with Olom Hachesed and Torah Entertainment Productions, has just released The Tower of Babel, the first in the series of “Tinker Shop Tales” DVDs intended for children 3-9. The entire series is OU “kid approved,” as noted on the DVD cover.
Despite loss of their Queens headquarters from last week’s torrential rains, the New York Region of NCSY is having a full program of summer activities and is planning for the upcoming school year.
This summer season, the Orthodox Union’s Our Way program will bring its popular and meaningful Shabbaton program for the Jewish deaf and their families to Boca Raton, August 24-25. 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 Boca Raton Synagogue, 7900 Montoya Circle.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer along with Queens Assemblyman Rory Lancman (25th AD) have lent the prestige of their offices to attract employers and to publicize the Orthodox Union’s Virtual Job Fair II, for the unemployed and those seeking better positions.
Almost 150 loving Jewish couples are even more loving now – and more understanding of each other’s needs, feelings, emotions, hopes, dreams, desires, mishegases (eccentricities), expectations, financial concerns, parenting techniques, relationships with in-laws and other components of a happy marriage – thanks to their participation earlier this month in the Orthodox Union’s Positive Jewish Marriage retreat, held at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in New York’s Catskill Mountains.
Anthony Chan of ACESAP Marketing Services of Singapore has joined the Orthodox Union as an Asian Sales Representative, Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the Orthodox Union Kosher Division, announced today.
When 67-year-old Ken Ulfeng of Elkhorn in southern Wisconsin received a phone call from the Orthodox Union last week telling him that he had won the OU’s free trip to Israel contest, he considered it to be “the most wonderful news” of his life. Mr. Ulfeng had been planning a trip to Israel when he found out he had cancer. Now, thanks to the Orthodox Union and his successful recovery from surgery, he is at long last on his way to the country of his dreams.
Only hours after completing his annual four-hour Tisha B’Av tour de force webcast on www.ou.org, in which he will expound with his vast learning on selected kinot for the day, OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb will bring the long fast day to a close with a pre-Maariv shiur at Tiferes Yisroel – Ocean Parkway Jewish Center, at 7:55 p.m. Maariv follows at 8:55.