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OU Branches Out With New Kosher Cooking Initiative: Simply Kosher!

June 27, 2007, by

Long the global leader in kosher certification, the Orthodox Union is now not only cooking up some tasteful programming on its website, www.ou.org, but is planning to launch a kosher cooking channel of its own. Negotiations are currently in progress with major networks to make OU’s innovative kosher programming available to television audiences in North America and around the world.

Jelly Belly Candy Company Announces Its Gourmet Confectionery Product Lines to Become OU Kosher

June 25, 2007, by

In the confectionery world, a few names stand out in the minds of consumers. Jelly Belly® jelly beans, are among those confections that enjoy worldwide brand name recognition and loyal consumer following. The manufacturer, Jelly Belly Candy Company headquartered in Fairfield, Calif., has switched from another kosher certification to make Jelly Belly jelly beans and all of its confectionery products OU Kosher effective later this summer. This support can only increase with the decision to become OU Kosher.

OU’s Our Way Announces Signs of Bar Mitzvah, a Handbook for Jewish Deaf and Hard of Hearing

June 21, 2007, by

To support Jewish deaf teens and their families when they celebrate a Bar Mitzvah, the Orthodox Union’s Our Way/National Jewish Council for Disabilities, a program that facilitates inclusion of the deaf and hard of hearing in a full spectrum of Jewish life, announced today the publication of Signs of Bar Mitzvah, a handbook for Jewish deaf and hard of hearing, celebrating Bar Mitzvah orally and in sign language.

Three Day OU Halachic Adventure in LA, Aug 5-7, to Delve Into the Realm of Exotic Birds and Animals

June 20, 2007, by

It played to large and enthusiastic audiences in the east and now, by popular demand, it is coming west. From Sunday, August 5-Tuesday, August 7, the Orthodox Union will present a Three-Day Los Angeles Halachic Adventure. The Adventure will kick off with of a public session on “The Mesorah (Tradition) of Kosher Birds and Animals,” followed by a “show and taste” session that evening at an elegant Beverly Hills Restaurant.

OU Presents PowerPoint Program to Make Megillat Eichah Reading Easier for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

June 19, 2007, by

Following its widespread success in presenting a PowerPoint presentation for reading the Megillah (Book of Esther) on Purim for the past four years, Our Way, a division of the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD) serving the deaf and hard of hearing, will for the first time make available a PowerPoint presentation of Megillat Eichah (Lamentations) on Tisha B’Av.

OU and ArtScroll Join Together on Daily Dose of Torah on OU Radio

June 8, 2007, by

With the goal of disseminating Torah, the Orthodox Union and ArtScroll Mesorah Publications have combined forces to establish a new program, Daily Dose of Torah, which can now be heard on OU Radio, www.ouradio.org. The program is based on the ArtScroll Mesorah Daily Dose of Torah, a 14-volume book set which offers a daily study guide, suggested to need 18-minutes a day, on the Torah portion of the week. Each chapter highlights a verse in the weekly portion, the Mishnah, Talmudic discussions, mussar (moral lessons), Jewish law, and prayer.