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OU Appoints Rabbi Ari Rockoff its first Director of Strategic Partnerships

August 16, 2019, by

NEW YORK – The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, has named Rabbi Ari Rockoff its first director of strategic partnerships. In this role, Rockoff will be responsible for managing the OU’s portfolio of major funding partners, including foundations, federations, corporations and major Jewish […]

More than 2,500 Expected at OU’s Torah New York at Citi Field on September 22

August 5, 2019, by

Day of Learning will Offer Top Scholars Addressing Issues like Artificial Intelligence and Shabbat, Teshuva and the Internet and Forgiving the Unforgivable NEW YORK – Leading rabbinic scholars, educators and Jewish communal leaders will be featured at the Orthodox Union’s (OU) third annual Torah New York on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The event, hosted by […]

OU Benefactor Circle Members Attend Dinner with New Right Leader Ayelet Shaked

July 24, 2019, by

Last week, just before Yom NCSY in Park Ra’anana, over one-hundred members of the OU Benefactor Circle, along with their families and Orthodox Union leadership, attended a special dinner with former Israeli Minister of Justice and current chairwoman of the New Right party, Ayelet Shaked, who was the featured speaker. The dinner was co-chaired by […]

Orthodox Union Leaders & Israeli Prime Minister Agree Upon the Need to Increase Jewish Identity Initiatives in the Diaspora

July 16, 2019, by

JERUSALEM – Orthodox Union leaders from throughout the United States and Canada met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discussed the need to increase and expand initiatives focused on Diaspora Jewish education and identity. The prime minister, while agreeing that more should be done, did tell the group of American Jewish leaders that he […]

Teach PA Victory Goes National

July 11, 2019, by

The Associated Press picked up a story about a major budget victory achieved by Teach PA. The article has since appeared int he New York Times, the Washington Post and many other publications. Read the full story

OU West Coast Marks 50th Anniversary with Gala Banquet

June 28, 2019, by

On Tuesday, June 18th, OU West Coast celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a Gala banquet honoring Rabbi Alan and Sandy Kalinsky along with Pat’s Restaurant and Catering. The Kalinskys received the Keter Shem Tov Award. Rabbi Kalinsky has been with the OU West Coast for more than three decades. Pat’s Restaurant and Catering were awarded […]

OU Women’s Initiative Holds First Lay Leadership Summit

May 23, 2019, by

100 WOMEN FROM 56 COMMUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, ISRAEL, UNITED KINGDOM & SOUTH AFRICA JOINED EXPERTS AND LAY LEADERS TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES OF MODERN JEWISH COMMUNAL LEADERSHIP WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey – The Orthodox Union Women’s Initiative hosted its inaugural Leadership Summit, a lay leadership conference designed to encourage and develop women serving as […]

NCSY Announces New Jersey Leadership Transition and New National Chesed Initiative

May 16, 2019, by

New Jersey NJ –  NCSY, the youth movement of the Orthodox Union, announces that Rabbi Ethan Katz, who has served as the New Jersey NCSY Regional Director since 2013, will become NCSY’s National Director of Relief Missions, a new national initiative NCSY is launching this year.  Rabbi Katz has partnered with dozens of local schools […]

OU Semichat Chaver Program Expands to 20 Locations Worldwide

May 8, 2019, by

A packed house at Ner Mordechai in Kew Gardens this past Sunday night marked an incredible accomplishment as the Semichat Chaver Program, sponsored by the Orthodox Union, celebrated a siyum and the launch of new locations. Sephardic Chief Rabbi HaRav Shlomo Amar attended, as did Rosh Yeshiva and OU Posek HaRav Hershel Schachter. The Semichat […]

Big Wins for Students in FL, PA and IL

May 8, 2019, by

FL: Teach Florida applauds the Florida legislature for passing a major expansion of school choice, including the new Family Empowerment Scholarship, this Tuesday, April 30. The bill now heads to Governor Ron DeSantis for his signature. In addition to the more than 100,000 students on the Florida Tax Credit program, the new Family Empowerment Scholarship […]