Gay Pride Parade in Israel

July 7, 2006, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America is deeply offended by the “Gay Pride” event scheduled for this August in Jerusalem, Israel. We cannot sit idly by as those who flout the word of G-d deliberately choose to provocatively stage this event in Judaism’s holiest city.

Chief Rabbi of England to Speak at LA OU Shul on Tisha B’Av

July 6, 2006, by

In a special and highly anticipated visit to the Los Angeles Jewish community, the Chief Rabbi of England, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, will serve as the keynote speaker during services on Tisha B’Av, August 2-3, at the Young Israel of Century City (YICC), an Orthodox Union synagogue. Tisha B’Av, the Ninth Day of the month […]

OU/FEGS ParnossahWorks Achieves 400th Job Placement Since 2005

June 29, 2006, by

ParnossahWorks, a joint initiative of the Orthodox Union and the FEGS Health and Human Services System that was established to help the Jewish unemployed find meaningful work, has achieved nearly 400 job placements since the program was officially established in January of 2005. Representing approximately 33 percent of its total base of 1202 clients who […]

LA’s OU Synagogues Join for Community-Wide Program to Begin 3 Weeks, July 13

June 29, 2006, by

The Orthodox Union West Coast Division and its Department of Synagogue and Community Services will present its annual Community-Wide Shiv’ah Asar B’Tammuz (Fast of the 17th of Tammuz) Mincha/Maariv Service on Thursday, July 13, to which the entire Orthodox community of Los Angeles and surrounding areas is invited. Seventeen Los Angeles-area OU member synagogues will […]

OU’s JLIC Program Will Expand to Johns Hopkins University in September of 2007

June 29, 2006, by

A Year for High School Seniors to Plan Ahead: OU’s JLIC Program, Bringing Yeshiva Atmosphere to College Campus, Will Expand to Johns Hopkins in September of 2007. The Orthodox Union announced today that in its highly successful effort to duplicate the atmosphere of the yeshiva on secular college campuses nationwide, the Heshe and Harriet Seif […]

OU Calls on Jewish Community to Recite Psalms for Kidnapped Israeli Soldier

June 29, 2006, by

In response to a request from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, the Orthodox Union has called on the Jewish community to recite Psalms (Tehillim) for Gilad Shalit, the 19-year-old soldier who was abducted by Palestinian terrorists Sunday. Gilad’s Hebrew name is Gilad ben Aviva. The request is found on the home page of the OU website, […]