The Young Leadership Cabinet (YLC) of the Orthodox Union held its 2008 kickoff event for young leaders at Le Marais’ new Clubhouse Café in Manhattan on Saturday night, February 2. The event was an opportunity for aspiring young professionals in the Jewish community to connect with like-minded individuals and to support the Sderot Children’s Emergency Fund, which provides therapies and counseling to Israeli children experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder from the rockets that reigned down on their city.
Drawing from the success of its previous job fairs, the Orthodox Union announced today that its Virtual Job Fair III, will be held on Wednesday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to help those who are looking for new jobs or those looking to expand their opportunities in today’s job market. It is being sponsored by the Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer; IDT Corporation; and the Jewish Family Services of Bergen County.
For a timeless religion, Judaism is deeply concerned with time. What time do you light Shabbat candles? What time does the Sabbath end? When is dawn? What is the earliest one can don the talit for the morning service? What is the latest the morning Shema can be said? When is the earliest the Mincha service can begin? What time is sunset? When do the Hebrew months begin? What are the dates of the holidays?
Orthodox Union President Stephen J. Savitsky will visit Atlanta’s Beth Jacob Congregation, an OU member congregation, the weekend of March 7-8, to attend Shabbat services and to meet with the community’s leadership and membership.
The Orthodox Union’s Yachad/National Jewish Council for Disabilities, which addresses the needs of individuals with developmental and learning disabilities, announced today that its successful Relationship Building Course-RBC for young adults with developmental disabilities, will now be available to children and teens with mild to moderate learning challenges for the first time in the Spring 2008 semester.
It started out with a simple math problem: How many seats could possibly fit into the tiny living room/dining room? The maze of tables was set with 47 spots, but in the end, it was not nearly enough. Nearly 70 Jewish public school teenagers skipped out on basketball and drama practice, declined to hang out with their friends in the mall, and instead chose to flood the Portland home of Rabbi Chanan and Meira Spivak, the NCSY Chapter Directors, for their monthly Shabbat dinner, known in NCSY as Friday Night Lights and fondly referred to in Portland as “Shabbat Shebang.”
With the joyous and exciting holiday of Purim beginning on the evening of March 20, the Orthodox Union, as part of its ongoing kiruv (outreach) initiative, has called on communities and their synagogues across North America to make plans to reach out during the holiday period to the unaffiliated and marginally affiliated.
n honor of Israel’s upcoming sixtieth anniversary, May 8, corresponding to 3 Iyar, the Orthodox Union’s Pepa and Rabbi Joseph Karasick Department of Synagogue Services is planning a variety of celebratory programming to mark this important milestone in Israel’s history. “The OU is proud to be a primary force leading the celebration of Israel’s sixtieth anniversary,” declared Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, OU Executive Vice President.
The Orthodox Union Job Board, which seeks to provide employment opportunities to the unemployed and those seeking better positions, announced today that B’nai Brith Canada will join a variety of social service agencies across the United States in co-sponsoring the webcast of How to Take an Interview, on Monday, March 3. It will be the first installment of the OU “Professional Series” workshops, which will be presented worldwide on the Job Board website, www.ou.org/jobs. The program will originate from OU Headquarters in New York.
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.