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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 […]

Health Update – Important Information about Measles

April 18, 2019, by

Dear Community Leader, As members of your community welcome out-of-town guests and travel to gatherings with friends and family for Pesach, the Orthodox Union encourages you to share this important health information in light of the recent measles outbreak. 1. Keeping our Kids Safe  According to the CDC, measles is a very contagious disease caused by a […]

OU Grows in the Young Professional Space after Hosting Second Meetup for Frum Software Developers

March 27, 2019, by

Last night Nextdor, in partnership with FrumDevCon, hosted their second meetup for Orthodox Jewish professionals in software development. NextDor was created by Rabbi David Pardo and the event was coordinated by project specialist Hannah Snitcovski.   Seventy people, representing a broad spectrum of Orthodox Judaism, attended. From Jews in frocks to Frisch grads, pros who […]

Statement on the Attack in Christchurch, New Zealand

March 15, 2019, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America expresses deep condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the horrific murders at the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured in the terror attack. We stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the […]

OU Welcomes House of Representatives Passage of Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism and Other Forms of Intolerance and Bigotry

March 7, 2019, by

This afternoon, in the wake of the latest anti-Semitic statements made by Rep. Ilhan Omar, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Resolution (H.Res.183) condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance and bigotry.  The leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America — the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization welcomed the Resolution’s […]

OU Women’s Initiative Announces Inaugural Leadership Summit

March 6, 2019, by

OU WOMEN’S INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT AND TRAIN LAY LEADERS NEW YORK – The OU Women’s Initiative, a division of the Orthodox Union, is hosting its inaugural leadership summit for women, May 20-21 at the Hilton Woodcliff Lake in New Jersey. Lay-leaders from Jewish communities throughout the country will […]

Bruriah, Ma’ayanot Send Students on NOLA Missions

March 6, 2019, by

Bruriah and Ma’ayanot, two New Jersey-area Jewish girls’ schools, sent students on NCSY missions to help New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) put finishing touches on homes still being restored from damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. Mission chaperones included school faculty, alumnae, and NCSY staff, including New Jersey NCSY Regional Director Rabbi Ethan Katz. The […]

OU’s Yachad Kicks-Off North American Inclusion Month with More than 250 Events Around the United States and Canada

February 7, 2019, by

Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities under the auspices of the Orthodox Union (OU), is kicking off North American Inclusion Month (NAIM) with more than 250 events taking place around the United States and Canada. Programs are aimed to provide social opportunity in addition to developing sensitivity and awareness of what it means to […]