Our Way Welcomes Jewish Deaf to Valley Village for OU Shabbaton, August 10-11

July 13, 2007, by

This summer season, the Orthodox Union’s Our Way program will bring its popular and meaningful Shabbaton program for the Jewish deaf and their families to Valley Village, August10-11. The Shabbaton is designed to meet the specific needs of the deaf and hearing impaired and to provide them with a one-of-a-kind Sabbath experience. It will be held at Congregation Shaarey Zedek,12800 Chandler Blvd.

Bored At The Bungalow Colony? NCSY Summer Programs Come To The Rescue

July 12, 2007, by

Ahhh, warm summer nights upstate; no noisy traffic, no civilization for miles, just folks alone in nature. One word to describe this experience may be “relaxing,” but another word may be “boring.” For teenagers, a night sitting in a rocking chair on the porch may not be the ideal activity. Therefore, New York NCSY has taken over with exciting new programming close to a bungalow colony near you!

OU and Food Institute To Combine On Webinar, Kosher Certification 101, Aug. 1

July 10, 2007, by

The Food Institute and the Orthodox Union will jointly present Kosher Certification 101, a 60-minute webinar on Wednesday, August 1 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the Institute’s website, The intended audience includes retailers, manufacturers and other professionals with an interest in learning about kosher certification.

Live From the OU: Rabbi Weinreb to Webcast Worldwide on Tisha B’Av

July 9, 2007, by

For the nineteenth time this year, going back to when he was a pulpit rabbi in Baltimore, MD, Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb will present his incisive and inspiring commentary on selected kinot (elegies) on Tisha B’Av morning, which falls this year on Tuesday, July 24. The program will be webcast worldwide, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, live from OU headquarters in New York via the OU website,, as well as on

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,, 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.

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