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OU and ArtScroll Join Together on Daily Dose of Torah on OU Radio

June 8, 2007, by

With the goal of disseminating Torah, the Orthodox Union and ArtScroll Mesorah Publications have combined forces to establish a new program, Daily Dose of Torah, which can now be heard on OU Radio, www.ouradio.org. The program is based on the ArtScroll Mesorah Daily Dose of Torah, a 14-volume book set which offers a daily study guide, suggested to need 18-minutes a day, on the Torah portion of the week. Each chapter highlights a verse in the weekly portion, the Mishnah, Talmudic discussions, mussar (moral lessons), Jewish law, and prayer.

Denver Academy of Torah Students Visit the OU for a Special Presentation on Kosher Law

June 6, 2007, by

Students from the Denver Academy of Torah (DAT) visited Orthodox Union headquarters in New York last week as part of their school trip, for a special presentation on Kosher law. The presentation was a part of OU Kosher’s new initiative, the Harry H. Beren Visit program, which makes it possible for students to visit the OU to learn the finer points of kosher law and observance.

OU Announces the Coast-to-Coast Winners of the First Annual OU Kosher Essay Contest, Grades 4-12

June 5, 2007, by

The Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division today announced the winners of the First Annual OU Kosher Essay Contest for grades 4-12. The winners are Chevie Pahmer and Hadassah Goldman of Clifton, New Jersey; Sarah Sanfield and Abby Sanfield of Torrance, California in Los Angeles County; Chaya Meth of Baltimore, Maryland; and Zachary Weiner of New York City. The winners will have their essays published online at www.oukosher.org and will receive a $50 gift certificate to Eichlers.com, a Judaica website.

OU Announces Sderot Shabbat, June 9, and Sderot Emergency Fund, to Raise Money

June 1, 2007, by

In response to the continued Hamas bombardment of Sderot with Kassam rockets, the Orthodox Union has established two fund-raising campaigns to expand the OU’s humanitarian programs on behalf of the traumatized residents of the city. They are the OU Sderot Emergency Fund, and OU Sderot Shabbat.
OU programs in Sderot in response to the Kassams have been underway for several months; the fundraising efforts are intended to expand their reach as quickly as possible. The OU has had a programmatic presence in Sderot for six years.

OU West Coast and NCSY to Pay Tribute to Distinguished Honorees, June 19

May 25, 2007, by

The Orthodox Union West Coast Region and NCSY will hold their Annual Awards Banquet on Tuesday, June 19 at the Sephardic Temple, 10500 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, to pay tribute to distinguished honorees and to launch the Ahuva Wernick Sefer Torah Campaign, in the memory of Ahuva Wernick a”h, one of the original founders of West Coast NCSY.

JSU Invites Dershowitz to Speak at Newton South HS, June 5, In Response to Chomsky

May 25, 2007, by

At the invitation of the Jewish Student Union (JSU), an Orthodox Union-affiliated culture club meeting in Newton South High School in the Greater Boston area, the noted law professor and pro-Israel activist Alan Dershowitz will address both the JSU club and the school’s Social Awareness Club on Tuesday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Newton South, in response to an appearance there April 11 by Noam Chomsky, a virulent critic of both Israel and the United States.

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