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Celebrating Yom Yerushalayim — OU Israel Style!

May 21, 2007, by

Striking a perfect balance between Torah, spirit, great food, good friends and, of course, acknowledging the miracle of returning to Yerushalayim, this year’s Fourth Annual Orthodox Union Israel dinner was a major success. With almost 400 guests in attendance, Zvi Sand, the Dinner Chairman, introduced Rabbi Avi Berman, the Director of OU Israel. Rabbi Berman’s succinct message was that the simple meaning of the word Yerushalayim is comprised of two words found in the Torah — Yeru and Shalem. Yeru connotes vision, or a desire to see, to actualize, to behold; Shalem connotes completion, perfection, wholeness.

OU and Partners Present Free Community Health Fair – Diabetes Awareness Day, Sun, June 3 in Brooklyn

May 15, 2007, by

With diabetes becoming more and more prevalent, affecting children and adults alike and totaling, according to the American Diabetes Association, 14.6 million diagnosed Americans, and 6.2 million who are unaware, the Orthodox Union in conjunction with the Sephardic Community Center, Shaarei Tzion Congregation, Vaad HaRabbonim of Flatbush, and the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center will present Free Community Health Fair — Diabetes Awareness Day, to provide free screening and education to the public about diabetes.

OU and Partners Present Free Community Health Fair – Diabetes Awareness Day, Sun, June 3 in Brooklyn

May 15, 2007, by

With diabetes becoming more and more prevalent, affecting children and adults alike and totaling, according to the American Diabetes Association, 14.6 million diagnosed Americans, and 6.2 million who are unaware, the Orthodox Union in conjunction with the Sephardic Community Center, Shaarei Tzion Congregation, Vaad HaRabbonim of Flatbush, and the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center will present Free Community Health Fair — Diabetes Awareness Day, to provide free screening and education to the public about diabetes.

OU Kosher Video, “The Kosher Standard.” Ahora Aparece En Traduccion Espanola

May 15, 2007, by

OU Kosher’s instruction video, The Kosher Standard, which was produced to assist companies and their personnel in maintaining their kosher programs, is now available in a Spanish version for use by both Spanish-speaking personnel in United States companies and for the increasing number of firms in Spanish-speaking countries that are certified by the Orthodox Union.

More Power to You: Midwest NCSY Radio Hour to Move to 5,000 Watt Station in June

May 14, 2007, by

It won’t be necessary to keep your ear so close to the radio anymore in the Chicago area to hear the Midwest NCSY Radio Hour, which since the beginning of the year has been building an audience on 1,000-watt WEEF, 1430-AM. Effective in June, the program will be moving to WEEF’S 5,000-watt sister station WKTA, 1330-AM, which will increase its range considerably, with a signal extending into Wisconsin to the north, beyond Elgin toward DeKalb to the west, to Joliet in the south, and eastward across Lake Michigan to Western Indiana and Michigan.

OU Presents Marriage Enrichment Retreat, July 6-8, In NY Catskills Mountains

May 14, 2007, by

Although not immune to the same circumstances that have caused booming divorce rates in the general population, Orthodox couples face the additional pressures that are unique to their own community. These include financial stresses, caused in a great part by the burden of tuition, as well as the need to balance religious commitments with the demands of family and work. These factors are compounded by the reality that family life has changed over the years, with both parents predominantly now working — in many cases to meet the tuition challenge — which has impacted significantly on the time husband and wife can devote to one another.