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Calling All Singles: The OU Announces Four Singles Connection Events in May and June

April 27, 2007, by

Singles, worry no longer– the Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Services has announced four Singles Connection events in May and June. They span various interests from an enlightening seminar on time management, to a humorous art show, to a night of improvisational comedy, as well as a summer concert and dinner. All events provide opportunities for singles to meet, mingle, and have a good time.

Camping Foundation Lists NCSY Summer Programs on Its Website; Will Provide Scholarships to NY Youth

April 26, 2007, by

NCSY announced today that two of its summer camp programs, NCSY Summer Experience for Girls (SEG) and Camp NCSY Sports (for boys), will now offer increased scholarship funding to its participants from the New York area through a grant to UJA-Federation of New York made available by the Foundation for Jewish Camping. The grant will allow more teens the opportunity to participate in a meaningful Jewish camp experience.

OU Rabbis Go to Wall Street to Explain Why Bulls Are Kosher and Bears Are Not

April 23, 2007, by

In the weeks to come, starting Wednesday, May 9, rabbis from the Orthodox Union Kosher Division will visit the headquarters of Credit Suisse, American Express, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, and it will not be to check on their portfolios. They will be guests of Center for Return’s growing Corporate Torah Entitlement Program, which provides lunchtime seminars to corporate professionals. The OU will discuss kosher observance, explaining such matters as why some animals are kosher and others are not, and by doing so, help Center for Return bring these up-and-coming executives closer to their Jewish heritage.

OU to Formally Dedicate Israel’s Beit Reuven Outreach Center on April 29

April 19, 2007, by

With the help of the Rudman Family and the Orthodox Union, learning about our Jewish heritage has become much easier in the Israeli city of Ramat Hasharon. Thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Idelle Rudman, the Orthodox Union’s highly successful outreach program in Ramat Hasharon for non-observant Israelis will be formally dedicated as Beit Reuven, in memory of her late husband, Rabbi Dr. Reuben Moshe Rudman a’h’, on April 29.

NCSY Home Hospitality Reunion for Young Alumni Set for May 4-5 in Passaic

April 19, 2007, by

Alumni of Orthodox Union programs, including all regions of NCSY, “birthright israel,” and the Jewish Student Union (JSU) are being welcomed back into the company of their old friends. Those alumni who graduated from their programs in the last ten years are invited to a free Shabbaton in New Jersey, Friday, May 4-Saturday, May 5 that promises to be a spiritually rewarding experience and a fun time as well.

An NCSY Alumnus from LI Plays in the News Israel Baseball League

April 18, 2007, by

When Leon Feingold was active in the NCSY chapter at the Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Center on Long Island some 15 years ago and more, his fellow teens looked up to him, which is natural because he was six feet, six inches tall, and weighed more than 225 pounds. To baseball fans in the youth program, he looked like the prototypical fastball pitcher, the guy who can fire a baseball at 90 MPH and above and dare the batter to hit it.

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