With the theme of “Doing More for You and Your Community” the Orthodox Union float leads an OU delegation hundreds strong at Sunday’s Israel Day Parade in New York. The delegation consisted of members of the NCSY youth program and the Yachad program for those with disabilities, marching up Fifth Avenue along with OU lay leaders and staff members, all waving to the crowd and enjoying themselves thoroughly. OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb (waving) and President Stephen J. Savitsky ride on the top level of the float.
The OU/RCA Va’ad HaKashrut seminar included discussion of the following menu for a Shabbat Kiddush celebrating the wedding of a fictitious couple, Jeffrey and Susan. At first glance, it looks scrumptious. As second glance it still looks scrumptious, but it presents difficulties from the point of view of kashrut and Shabbat observance.
So a new kosher bagel store has opened for business in a community and there are rumors that the proprietor wasn’t so careful in his previous location about all the requirements of maintaining a kosher establishment. Or the catered Shabbat Kiddush, delicious though it may be, presents some difficulties regarding the standards of kashrut and the observance of the Sabbath. What’s a local Va’ad HaKashrut (certifying agency) to do?
In a ceremony at the synagogue, the Orthodox Union presented the Young Israel of New Rochelle with an $8,000 check as the first installment of its $20,000 award for its outstanding grant submission in the OU competition for the best outreach initiative.
In anticipation of the upcoming First Annual (Virtual) Job Fair, to take place Tuesday, June 5 at Orthodox Union Headquarters in New York, the OU Job Board, a new national program for those seeking to change jobs and for the unemployed, urges applicants to submit their resumés and to register for the Fair now.
The Orthodox Union will hold its 109th Anniversary National Dinner on Sunday, May 20 at the Hilton New York to pay tribute to distinguished honorees and will celebrate the full range of OU programs.
OU Kosher will be a featured presenter at an important Food Labeling Seminar in to be sponsored by The Food Institute in June. The seminar attracts more than 200 food manufacturers, who attend to learn about specific labeling and legislative issues in the industry.
Singles, worry no longer– the Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Services has announced four Singles Connection events in May and June. They span various interests from an enlightening seminar on time management, to a humorous art show, to a night of improvisational comedy, as well as a summer concert and dinner. All events provide opportunities for singles to meet, mingle, and have a good time.
NCSY announced today that two of its summer camp programs, NCSY Summer Experience for Girls (SEG) and Camp NCSY Sports (for boys), will now offer increased scholarship funding to its participants from the New York area through a grant to UJA-Federation of New York made available by the Foundation for Jewish Camping. The grant will allow more teens the opportunity to participate in a meaningful Jewish camp experience.
“I have played in many tournaments and many leagues throughout my years playing ball. It’s very simple, The NCSY Tournament is hands down the best tournament I ever played in,” declared one competitor.