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Yachad to Sponsor First Annual Winter Ski/Snowtubing Trip February 24

February 13, 2008, by

Yachad/The National Council for Jewish Disabilities (NJCD) will host is first annual winter snowtubing trip on Sunday, February 24, at the Woodbury Ski Area in Connecticut. According to Yehuda Charm, director of New York Yachad, close to 60-100 Yachad members from the New York/New Jersey area are expected to attend, along with about 20 Yachad advisers. Snowtubing is a popular winter recreational activity of riding an inner tube down a slope.

OU Kosher to Present OU Kosher Coming Program in New York State Capital District Region on March 5

February 13, 2008, by

The OU Kosher Coming program, which will encompass broad segments of the New York State Capital District region, will take place on Wednesday, March 5, featuring Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, OU Kosher Vice President of Communications and Marketing and Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein, OU Kosher Rabbinic Coordinator who specializes in the baking industry and is a frequent lecturer at OU Kosher Coming programs.

OU’s Young Leadership Cabinet Sponsors Evening for Young Leaders

February 8, 2008, by

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.

OU to Hold its Virtual Job Fair III on March 12; “Professional Series” Webcast will Prep Candidates

February 8, 2008, by

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.

Is it Magic or Is it Technology? New OU Calendar Tells the Time for Everything, Everywhere

February 7, 2008, by

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?

Starting this Spring, OU’s Yachad to Offer Its Successful Relationship Building Course

February 1, 2008, by

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.

Portland’s Jewish Teens Find Spiritual Awakening and Fun at NCSY and JSU Activities

January 31, 2008, by

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.”

Planning Ahead, OU Encourages Member Synagogues to Reach Out on Purim

January 25, 2008, by

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.

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