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Thirty-six Staff and Volunteers Represent Yachad at Ruderman Inclusion Summit

December 12, 2017, by

Thirty-six Staff and Volunteers Represent Yachad at Ruderman Inclusion Summit New York, NY, DEC 7, 2017 — Sixteen staff members and twenty volunteers from Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, including Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, Rabbi Ahron Rosenthal, Ken Saibel, Liz Offen, Tzivia Jofen, Batya Jacob, Becca Zebovitz, and Rina Hoffman, attended the Ruderman Inclusion […]

New Mentoring Program Prepares Rabbis Wives for the Challenges and Demands of their New Role

December 7, 2017, by

New Mentoring Program Prepares Rabbis Wives for the Challenges and Demands of their New Role The Rebbetzin-to-Rebbetzin Program, a Joint OU-YU Initiative, Pairs Experienced and First-Year Rebbetzins for Support and Training to Meet Congregations’ Needs New York, NY, DEC XX 2017 – Sarah Yeamans, Rebbetzin of B’nai Israel Ohev Zedek in Philadelphia, PA, recalls starting […]

New Jersey Yachad Gala Melava Malka Honors Three NJ Families

November 22, 2017, by

New Jersey Yachad Gala Melava Malka Honors Three NJ Families Bergen County, NJ, November 21, 2017 — The New Jersey Yachad Gala Melava Malka reception was held Saturday night, November 18, 2017, at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck, honoring three extraordinary Yachad families from the Garden State. Close to 500 people attended the event that […]

Statement by the Orthodox Union on the Appointment of Maury Litwack to Governor-Elect Phil Murphy’s Education Transition Team

November 20, 2017, by

“I am honored to join the Governor-elect’s transition team,” said Maury Litwack, Executive Director of the Teach Advocacy Network, A project of the Orthodox Union. “Phil Murphy’s commitment to all New Jersey school children is reflected in the education transition team’s diverse and qualified group, and I look forward to helping him craft a government […]

OU’S DAF HAKASHRUS NEWSLETTER REACHES MILSTONE 250th ISSUE

November 14, 2017, by

OU’S DAF HAKASHRUS NEWSLETTER REACHES MILSTONE 250th ISSUE MONTHLY PUBLICATION EDUCATES KASHRUS PROFESSIONALS AND CONSUMERS AROUND THE WORLD New York, NY, NOV XX, 2017 – It began as an initiative in 1992 by Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of the Orthodox Union Kosher Division. Today the OU’s Daf HaKashrus has become one of the most authoritative […]

Orthodox Union Partners with Governor Cuomo’s Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

October 26, 2017, by

Before boarding a plane to embark on his second relief mission to Puerto Rico, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was joined by OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin and other strategic partners to announce new water and utility relief initiatives that will help address the islands’s water and utility crises. Allen Fagin was quoted in […]

Under Attack? When Every Second Counts – Leadership Security Program held in Queens

September 14, 2017, by

As terror spreads to various parts of the world, it is important to acknowledge that our synagogues and other Jewish community services are not immune from potential attacks. It is imperative that leadership of all institutions understand how to respond in such a situation. Under Attack? When Seconds Count! was presented to Synagogue and Community […]

OU, RCA, Agudah, Achiezer and Ohel Monitoring the Situation in Florida

September 11, 2017, by

Late last week, the leadership of Achiezer, the Agudath Israel of America, Ohel, the Rabbinical Council of America and the Orthodox Union met to plan a unified response to what was expected to be unprecedented damages wrought by Hurricane Irma. We continue to monitor the situation in Florida and believe it is premature to fully […]

UIUC Hillel and Orthodox Union Establish Eruv in Champaign Area

September 7, 2017, by

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Illini Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus and Hillel at the University of Illinois are initiating a community wide Eruv, a visual boundary encompassing an area and establishing it as shared space according to Jewish law. This marking of private and shared space is important in Jewish ritual because it allows […]

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