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OU to Honor Al Miller, Retired F.E.G.S. CEO, with Lifetime Community Service Award, April 6

March 7, 2008, by

The Orthodox Union will present its Lifetime Community Service Award to Al Miller, who retired after 31 years at the helm of F.E.G.S. Health and Human Services System. The presentation will take place at the OU’s 110th Anniversary National Dinner, Sunday, April 6 at the Grand Hyatt New York.
Mr. Miller has been the OU’s partner in the ParnossahWorks program, in which the OU and F.E.G.S. have worked together to place many hundreds of unemployed and under-employed members of the Jewish community in meaningful jobs.

Long Island NCSY Roots Fest Uses Music To Inspire The Roots Of Jewish Teens

March 6, 2008, by

Few things have the power to inspire people more than music. It has the ability to change someone’s mood, gladden a heavy heart, and offer solace on a lonely night – or on a long subway ride home. Therefore, the Long Island and New York Regions of NCSY will host Roots Fest, a music festival that includes six of the freshest bands in Jewish music: Yaakov Chesed, Aryeh Kuntsler, PHP, Gavriel Kahane, Sefarad and Aish Tamid. The concert will take place at Lawrence Middle School on -Saturday, March 15 at 9:00 pm. All proceeds will go to NCSY programming that targets Jewish “root” awareness.

OU to Present Emerging Communities Showcase, April 6 in New York

March 5, 2008, by

In recognition that relocation is an intriguing option for young couples confronting the challenges of housing and yeshiva tuition in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, for people further along in life seeking to retire, for career changers, and for those who are seeking to help build Orthodox Jewish communities coast to coast, the Orthodox Union will present the first Emerging Communities Showcase, to focus on 13 cities that the OU considers to be highly attractive locations for those seeking to make the move.

OU Certified Kosher Subway Restaurant to Open in Wall Street Area in March

February 28, 2008, by

There is a new kosher Subway restaurant coming to 28 Water Street in lower Manhattan- and it isn’t just kosher, but OU kosher.

The OU is supervising the kashrut certification of the newest Subway to become kosher, located not far from Wall Street, beginning from Wednesday, March 5. Significantly, the restaurant is located within walking distance of the OU’s New York headquarters.

Once Again, Our Way Presents PowerPoint Megillah to Enable Deaf and Hard of Hearing to Easily Follow

February 27, 2008, by

The Megillah-reading experience is one of the main features of the joyous Purim holiday, which is celebrated on March 20 this year. People are in good spirits, they enjoy seeing one another’s costume, and children delight in making noise in protest of Haman’s name. However, for the deaf and hard of hearing, the Megillah reading can be a frustrating experience, as it is hard for them to follow along with the rest of the congregation.

As Purim Approaches, OU Leader Calls on Parents to Talk to Their Children About Dangers of Drinking

February 27, 2008, by

Once again this year, as part of the Orthodox Union’s Safe Schools, Safe Shuls, Safe Homes initiative, OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb is calling on parents in advance of Purim festivities to alert their children to the dangers of drinking. Purim begins this year on Thursday, March 20 with the reading of Megillat Esther. Rabbi Weinreb’s message is as follows:

As Purim Approaches, OU Leader Calls on Parents to Talk to Their Children About Dangers of Drinking

February 27, 2008, by

Once again this year, as part of the Orthodox Union’s Safe Schools, Safe Shuls, Safe Homes initiative, OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb is calling on parents in advance of Purim festivities to alert their children to the dangers of drinking. Purim begins this year on Thursday, March 20 with the reading of Megillat Esther. Rabbi Weinreb’s message is as follows:

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