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40 Tri-State Area Mikvah Attendants Participate in First OU Women’s Initiative Training Session Program Designed to Better Prepare Attendants for Complex Issues

November 12, 2018, by

NEW YORK – The mikvah has undergone dramatic transformation over the past several decades as community leaders upgrade facilities to make the experience more comfortable and convenient for women. As part of an initiative to address the mikvah experience from a psycho-social perspective, the OU Women’s Initiative, a division of the Orthodox Union, is providing […]

OU Israel and Amudim Unite to Combat Substance Abuse in the Jewish Community

November 8, 2018, by

This past week, OU Israel joined forces with Amudim Israel and hosted two programs focused on the challenges surrounding substance abuse in the Jewish community in Israel. The programs were held in Elazar and Chashmonaim, respectively. Entitled “Awareness, Substance Abuse & Addiction Prevention Within Our Communities, What Can We Do?” presenters discussed warning signs of […]

Over 500 Participate in OU Conference Call on Shul and School Security

October 31, 2018, by

On October 30, in the aftermath of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting, the OU, RCA and YU convened a conference call to discuss best practices for implementing practical security measures in our schools and shuls. Following introductory remarks from OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin, listeners heard from Doron Horowitz, Senior National Security Advisor […]

OU Expresses Appreciation for Gov. Cuomo’s Support of Grant Program to Keep Schools and other Nonprofits Safe

October 31, 2018, by

The leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union) today issued the following statement after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released $10 million in security grants for nonpublic schools, community centers and other nonprofit institutions: “Gov. Cuomo has once again shown his unwavering commitment to the safety and security of all […]

Orthodox Union Announces the Creation of Major Jewish Research Initiative

October 15, 2018, by

Matt Williams to Head Up New OU Center for Communal Research New York, NY – The Orthodox Union announces the launch of its new OU Center for Communal Research. The Center will focus its research on how Jews learn to live Jewish lives, the diverse journeys they take in that process and the ways in […]

Yeshiva University and OU Press Celebrate Completion of Soloveitchik Chumash on October 14, 2018

October 3, 2018, by

Yeshiva University and the Orthodox Union will co-host “Remembering the Rav — Celebrating the Completion of Chumash Mesoras HaRav: The Neuwirth Edition” on Sunday, October 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Yeshiva University’s Weissberg Commons. The program is free of charge and open to men and women.  Part of YU’s Kollel Yom Rishon series, this special […]

Keeping a Watch on Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018, by

Dear OU Supporter, G’mar Chasima Tova. As you are no doubt aware, several of our communities in North Carolina and South Carolina are in the crosshairs of a potentially devastating storm. Though Hurricane Florence has yet to make landfall, the North Carolina coast is already experiencing overwhelming flooding caused by the storm surge. Over the […]

Celebrate the Daf in your Succah

September 6, 2018, by

For those of us dedicated to the Daf, its daily study is so much more than just a daily shiur. Your commitment to The Daf is legendary. Your dedication is an inspiration to so many. No matter where you are, no matter what is going on you never leave The Daf. Just as when You […]