As part of its rapidly developing “Reaching Out, Changing Lives” kiruv (outreach) initiative, the Orthodox Union today called on members of OU synagogues across North America to invite Jewish neighbors, business associates and colleagues who may be unaffiliated or marginally affiliated, to participate in their family seder.
Young Leadership Cabinet (YLC), the Orthodox Union’s training ground for its future leaders, has taken on a project to bring the destructive problem of eating disorders to the attention of the Orthodox community. The Cabinet is raising funds across North America for the production of an educational documentary, “Dying to be Thin” that will be used to alert teens, young adults, and their parents to the growing problem of eating disorders. The film will be shown in high schools and seminaries across North America and Israel.
For the festive holiday of Passover, the Orthodox Union once again has made available a list of newly certified OU Kosher for Passover products, thereby providing families with an increasing array of choices during this joyous time.
Combining centuries of Jewish law and state-of-the-art computer technology, the Orthodox Union Kosher Division announced today its newly designed website, www.oukosher.org, to offer easy and quick access to kosher information for consumers — Jewish and non-Jewish — and corporations worldwide. The OU is the world’s most recognized and trusted name in kosher supervision and a global leader in explaining the intricacies of keeping kosher to audiences on the web.
To answer questions that frequently arise during the Passover season, when the dietary laws are different and even more stringent from the ones that govern the rest of the year, the Orthodox Union Kosher Department for the second year has made available www.oupassover.org.
Yes, it’s that time again — to clean your house for Passover! While no one can say that this is a pleasant process, Orthodox Union Kosher Department experts at least can make the process a lot less stressful.
To provide insights into significant questions of Jewish law and practice related to the observance of Passover, the Harry H. Beren ASK program, in conjunction with the Rabbinical Council of America and the Lincoln Square Synagogue, will present a Pesach Yom Iyun — a day of in-depth analysis — at the synagogue, 200 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street, Sunday, March 18 from 10:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
After spending Purim in New Orleans on a Friday Night Lights program for the non-observant, and accompanied by 27 HAFTR students, Rabbi Aryeh Lightstone, Director of Long Island NCSY, reflects on the experience:
After two years of considerable success in helping to place unemployed or underemployed members of the Jewish community in the New York area in meaningful jobs, the Orthodox Union has taken its expertise nationally, with the establishment of the OU Job Board initiative. The OU has hired former businessman Michael Rosner to direct the program.