A Report from the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem: A Very Special Sukkot at an Army Base

October 19, 2006, by

Two busloads of enthusiastic OU Israel members, tourists and olim (new and old) joined in the traditional annual celebrations of Simchat Beit Hasho’eva with IDF soldiers during Chol Hamo’ed Sukkot. The initiative for these incredible events lies in the hands of Howard Rhine, who for years has galvanized the Orthodox Union constituency to raise funds for Israeli soldiers, primarily, but not exclusively, through the sale of cards that contain the prayer for the Israeli soldiers.

OU’s Yachad/NJCD To Present Special Education Conference For Yeshiva Day School Educators

October 19, 2006, by

National Association of Day Schools Serving Exceptional Children, an affiliate of the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council of Disabilities, which serves exceptional children, will hold a unique, two-day Special Education Conference for Yeshiva/Day School Educators from across the continent on Monday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, at OU Headquarters in Manhattan, continuing on November 7, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Kushner Schools in Livingston, NJ.

OU’s Yachad/NJCD To Present Annual Election Day Professional Development Conference in NJ

October 19, 2006, by

To enrich the classroom experience and increase the academic potential of Jewish children, the New Jersey Association of Jewish Day Schools, an affiliate of the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council of Disabilities, will hold its annual Election Day Statewide Professional Development Conference for Teachers in New Jersey Jewish day schools on Tuesday, November 7, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Kushner Schools in Livingston, NJ.
Close to a 1,000 of educators from throughout New Jersey attend this conference every year.

200 To Attend as New York NCSY Hosts Sukkot Concert

October 13, 2006, by

The Queens-based New York Region of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) hosted the popular Jewish music band Omek Hadavar in a Special Sukkot concert event that was open to the entire community at the Utopia Jewish Center in Fresh Meadows, Queens. A crowd of close to 200 people attended the event, continuing the success New York NCSY has achieved in branching out into community events.

NCSY Announces Exciting Summer 2007 Programming for Teens in North America

October 10, 2006, by

As the school year unfolds with its rigorous academic demands, teenagers coast to coast are reminiscing about this past summer’s fun and free days, in which they participated in an exciting series of vacation programs in North America, Israel and Europe presented by the Orthodox Union’s National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY). As they eagerly await next year, NCSY has just announced a jam-packed 2007 summer season.

OU Presents When Serious Illness Strikes in Hillcrest, November 4

October 5, 2006, by

In recognition that when serious illness strikes in an Orthodox family a whole range of difficult decisions — medical, legal and financial — have to be made in accordance with Jewish law, the Orthodox Union, the Rabbinical Council of America and the Metropolitan Jewish Health System will present a communal symposium, When Serious Illness Strikes and Decisions Have to Be Made: Who Decides – the Patient, the Physician, the Rabbi, the Family? A Practical Guide for Orthodox Families. This program is presented as a community service and admission is complimentary.

Nominees for Officers and Board of Directors 2007

October 5, 2006, by

The members of the Nominating Committee would like to thank all of you who responded with recommendations for the new Board of the Orthodox Union to be elected at our Biennial Convention this Thanksgiving in Jerusalem. We received many…