The Orthodox Union, in conjunction with Olom Hachesed and Torah Entertainment Productions, has just released The Tower of Babel, the first in the series of “Tinker Shop Tales” DVDs intended for children 3-9. The entire series is OU “kid approved,” as noted on the DVD cover.
This summer season, the Orthodox Union’s Our Way program will bring its popular and meaningful Shabbaton program for the Jewish deaf and their families to Boca Raton, August 24-25. The Shabbaton is designed to meet the specific needs of the deaf and hearing impaired and to provide them with a one-of-a-kind Sabbath experience. It will be held at Boca Raton Synagogue, 7900 Montoya Circle.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer along with Queens Assemblyman Rory Lancman (25th AD) have lent the prestige of their offices to attract employers and to publicize the Orthodox Union’s Virtual Job Fair II, for the unemployed and those seeking better positions.
Almost 150 loving Jewish couples are even more loving now – and more understanding of each other’s needs, feelings, emotions, hopes, dreams, desires, mishegases (eccentricities), expectations, financial concerns, parenting techniques, relationships with in-laws and other components of a happy marriage – thanks to their participation earlier this month in the Orthodox Union’s Positive Jewish Marriage retreat, held at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in New York’s Catskill Mountains.
Anthony Chan of ACESAP Marketing Services of Singapore has joined the Orthodox Union as an Asian Sales Representative, Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the Orthodox Union Kosher Division, announced today.
When 67-year-old Ken Ulfeng of Elkhorn in southern Wisconsin received a phone call from the Orthodox Union last week telling him that he had won the OU’s free trip to Israel contest, he considered it to be “the most wonderful news” of his life. Mr. Ulfeng had been planning a trip to Israel when he found out he had cancer. Now, thanks to the Orthodox Union and his successful recovery from surgery, he is at long last on his way to the country of his dreams.
Only hours after completing his annual four-hour Tisha B’Av tour de force webcast on www.ou.org, in which he will expound with his vast learning on selected kinot for the day, OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb will bring the long fast day to a close with a pre-Maariv shiur at Tiferes Yisroel – Ocean Parkway Jewish Center, at 7:55 p.m. Maariv follows at 8:55.
Profoundly distressed by what he sees as a breakdown in the morals of a sex-drenched society in which women’s dress – or lack of same — emphasizes bare skin over modesty, a leading Orthodox Union rabbi has written a searing and insightful book calling for a return to the values that have been emphasized for centuries in Jewish life.
This summer season, the Orthodox Union’s Our Way program will bring its popular and meaningful Shabbaton program for the Jewish deaf and their families to Valley Village, August10-11. The Shabbaton is designed to meet the specific needs of the deaf and hearing impaired and to provide them with a one-of-a-kind Sabbath experience. It will be held at Congregation Shaarey Zedek,12800 Chandler Blvd.