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Meshuam Nahari, MK, Israeli Minister with Social Services Responsibilities, Visits OU

March 1, 2007, by

Rabbi Meshulam Nahari, Member of the Knesset (Shas party) and Minister in the Israeli Finance Ministry with responsibility for education and social affairs, gained first-hand familiarity with the social services of the Orthodox Union in Israel in November when he spent much time, until the wee hours of the morning, visiting The Pearl and Harold M. Jacobs Jerusalem Outreach Center–Zula program of the Seymour J. Abrams OU Jerusalem World Center.

OU Kosher Announces Harry H. Beren Visit OU Program for Jewish Youth

February 23, 2007, by

As another in an expanding series of education initiatives, the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Department has established its new Harry H. Beren Visit OU program, which makes it possible for Jewish students to visit the OU to learn the finer points of kosher law and observance. The program was inaugurated last week when 70 students from Seattle and Vancouver visited New York on a trip sponsored by the OU’s Jewish Student Union, which operates clubs for public school students across North America.

Spreading Purim Joy, OU Calls on Synagogues in Pilot Program to Send Shalach Manot Gift Baskets

February 22, 2007, by

As part of its “Reaching Out, Changing Lives” kiruv (outreach) initiative now in development, an Orthodox Union program is encouraging observance of the upcoming holiday of Purim by calling on congregants in OU synagogues across North America to send Shalach Manot holiday gift packages to those in the Jewish community who might be unfamiliar with Purim and its traditions.

OU and Partners to Present When Serious Illness Strikes, At Congregation Ohab Zedek, Feb 20

February 15, 2007, by

In recognition that when serious illness strikes in an Orthodox family a whole range of difficult decisions — medical, legal and financial — have to be made in accordance with Jewish law, the Orthodox Union, the Rabbinical Council of America, The Jewish Healing and Hospice Alliance, and the Metropolitan Jewish Health System will present a free communal symposium, When Serious Illness Strikes and Decisions Have to Be Made: Who Decides – the Patient, the Physician, the Rabbi, the Family? A Practical Guide for Orthodox Families.