The Orthodox Union’s St. Louis Chapter of Midwest NCSY, announced today the newest Junior NCSY Summer Program — Camp Nageela Midwest for boys and girls grades four through eight. Due to the overwhelming success in August 2006 of Camp Gesher, which drew over 100 children for one week of summer fun and Torah learning, Midwest NCSY was approached by Agudath Israel Midwest and offered the opportunity to expand Camp Gesher to two three-week sessions. In addition, the Agudah-NCSY partnership will allow the camp to move to its own facility: a beautiful site in Marshall, IN near Indianapolis.
The Orthodox Union will present a regional Leadership Development Seminar in Atlanta on Sunday, February 11, for synagogue officials from Atlanta and the nearby South. Regional seminars are presented by the OU throughout the year to rabbis, presidents, executive directors and board members from across North America, designed to enrich skills and help community leaders manage their synagogues more effectively.
As a follow-up to the Orthodox Union West Coast Region’s Sixteenth Annual Torah Convention which was held in December, and in which there promises to be a controversial and spirited discussion, the Region will present Ultimate Issues. The session will be a panel discussion to address concerns taken up by Dennis Prager at the concluding session of the Convention, in which he debated Innovation vs. Preservation: The Future of American Jewry, with Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein.
In A Tribute to Simon and Garfunkel Plus, the Orthodox Union Singles Connection, in conjunction with Park East Synagogue Singles, presents an opportunity for singles of all ages to relax and to meet fellow Simon and Garfunkel enthusiasts. It will be held on Saturday night, February 17, at Park East Synagogue, 163 East 67 Street in Manhattan, at 8:45 p.m.
The Orthodox Union Kosher Division today expressed its gratitude to the Harry H. Beren Foundation of Lakewood, NJ, for renewing and increasing its grant in support of OU Kosher’s kashrut education programs.
Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operating Officer of OU Kosher, will be a featured speaker at the Fifth Annual Focus on the Future Executive Conference for the dietary supplement and healthy food industry, to be held January 30-February 2 in Scottsdale, AZ.
From 1971 on, the RUACH REVIVAL band – Howie Kahn, Danny Wildman, Harold Fruchter and Joey Fishof – was a big name on the American Jewish music scene, and played at NCSY events across the United States and Canada year after year. They had big hit albums, and were the first American Jewish act to be invited to appear in Europe, after their success headlining a show in England.
With “Comedy and Spirit,” the Teaneck Jewish Community will have an opportunity to help send Yachad members to Israel this summer by attending a special benefit Saturday, February 24, 8:30 p.m., at Congregation Beth Sholom, 354 Maitland Avenue. Yachad recently opened its New Jersey office in Teaneck.
Congregation Pri Eitz Chaim Ocean Avenue Jewish Center and the Orthodox Union, concerned with the difficulties facing “the sandwich generation,” will present a joint program at the synagogue, 2600 Ocean Ave, on Saturday, February 10, at 8:15 p.m. Admission is free.
Kosher, the largest and most recognized kosher certification organization in the world, will present a one-day seminar for the candy, snack, nut and confectionary industries at Orthodox Union headquarters in New York, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6.