Hundreds Strong, OU Delegation Demonstrates Love for Israel at Sunday’s Parade in New York

May 8, 2007, by

With the theme of “Doing More for You and Your Community” the Orthodox Union float leads an OU delegation hundreds strong at Sunday’s Israel Day Parade in New York. The delegation consisted of members of the NCSY youth program and the Yachad program for those with disabilities, marching up Fifth Avenue along with OU lay leaders and staff members, all waving to the crowd and enjoying themselves thoroughly. OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb (waving) and President Stephen J. Savitsky ride on the top level of the float.

Sidebar: Sure it’s Delicious. But is it Kosher?

May 4, 2007, by

The OU/RCA Va’ad HaKashrut seminar included discussion of the following menu for a Shabbat Kiddush celebrating the wedding of a fictitious couple, Jeffrey and Susan. At first glance, it looks scrumptious. As second glance it still looks scrumptious, but it presents difficulties from the point of view of kashrut and Shabbat observance.

OU/RCA Seminar Provides Know-How on Issues Confronting Local Va’ad HaKashrut Certifying Agencies

May 4, 2007, by

So a new kosher bagel store has opened for business in a community and there are rumors that the proprietor wasn’t so careful in his previous location about all the requirements of maintaining a kosher establishment. Or the catered Shabbat Kiddush, delicious though it may be, presents some difficulties regarding the standards of kashrut and the observance of the Sabbath. What’s a local Va’ad HaKashrut (certifying agency) to do?

Calling All Singles: The OU Announces Four Singles Connection Events in May and June

April 27, 2007, by

Singles, worry no longer– the Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Services has announced four Singles Connection events in May and June. They span various interests from an enlightening seminar on time management, to a humorous art show, to a night of improvisational comedy, as well as a summer concert and dinner. All events provide opportunities for singles to meet, mingle, and have a good time.

Camping Foundation Lists NCSY Summer Programs on Its Website; Will Provide Scholarships to NY Youth

April 26, 2007, by

NCSY announced today that two of its summer camp programs, NCSY Summer Experience for Girls (SEG) and Camp NCSY Sports (for boys), will now offer increased scholarship funding to its participants from the New York area through a grant to UJA-Federation of New York made available by the Foundation for Jewish Camping. The grant will allow more teens the opportunity to participate in a meaningful Jewish camp experience.

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