It was called the Three-Day Los Angeles Halachic Adventure, and was devoted to exploring “The Mesorah (tradition) of Kosher Birds and Animals” through lectures, food tasting and site visits for kosher professionals, but don’t let the “Los Angeles” designation fool you – the impact of the event held earlier this month at OU West Coast Region headquarters, the Prime Grill Restaurant in Beverly Hills, and processing plants in Oxnard, Fullerton and Corona, went far beyond the confines of Southern California.
With its programming usually directed to teenagers, West Coast NCSY will turn its focus Labor Day weekend to the entire range of childhood and to the parents of those children, when it presents the “NCSY Parenting Shabbaton,” Friday, August 31 – Sunday, September 2, at the Luxe Hotel in Bel Air, California.
With its experience of providing kosher certification to hundreds of thousands of products manufactured in 80 countries worldwide, the Orthodox Union Kosher Division is truly an international organization with the globe as its home base.
Just days before the stirring melodies of the High Holy Days resonate throughout synagogues worldwide, the West Coast Region of the Orthodox Union will present a conference directed at “The Shliach Tzibur and the Entire Community,” to guide those who lead the synagogue services in the halachot (laws) of tefilla (prayer) and, at the same time, to help them and their congregations achieve the proper mindset before Rosh Hashanah.
Rabbi Daniel Korobkin, Director of Synagogue and Community Services for the West Coast Region of the Orthodox Union, will deliver Shabbat messages at three Orthodox Union synagogues in Seattle on Saturday, August 25.
The Orthodox Union, in conjunction with Olom Hachesed and Torah Entertainment Productions, has just released The Tower of Babel, the first in the series of “Tinker Shop Tales” DVDs intended for children 3-9. The entire series is OU “kid approved,” as noted on the DVD cover.
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 Boca Raton, August 24-25. 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 Boca Raton Synagogue, 7900 Montoya Circle.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer along with Queens Assemblyman Rory Lancman (25th AD) have lent the prestige of their offices to attract employers and to publicize the Orthodox Union’s Virtual Job Fair II, for the unemployed and those seeking better positions.
Almost 150 loving Jewish couples are even more loving now – and more understanding of each other’s needs, feelings, emotions, hopes, dreams, desires, mishegases (eccentricities), expectations, financial concerns, parenting techniques, relationships with in-laws and other components of a happy marriage – thanks to their participation earlier this month in the Orthodox Union’s Positive Jewish Marriage retreat, held at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in New York’s Catskill Mountains.