Honoring Her Children, A Yachad Parent Runs For Glory

February 11, 2015, by

After seeing some posts on Facebook a few months ago, I called my husband, David, and told him that I was thinking of running the Miami Lifetime Half-Marathon with Yachad. His first response was “You know you don’t run,” soon followed by “You are out of your mind,” and finally (sigh,) “Just let me know […]

OU Senior Managing Director Rabbi Weil at Beth Israel Congregation in Miami, February 13-14 Shabbat Parshat Mishpatim

February 11, 2015, by

Rabbi Steven Weil, senior managing director at the Orthodox Union, will present an OU Community Weekend at the Beth Israel Congregation in Miami from Friday, February 13 to through Saturday, February 14, Shabbat Parshat Mishpatim. The OU-member synagogue is located at 770 W 40th Street. On Saturday morning Rabbi Weil will deliver his sermon during […]

Statement on Vaccinations from the OU and Rabbinical Council of America

February 10, 2015, by

Orthodox Jewish parents, like responsible parents across the United States, overwhelmingly vaccinate their children against measles, mumps, rubella, polio and the other childhood diseases for which inoculations are now almost miraculously commonplace. As in many communities, a small minority of parents chooses not to do so. The ongoing measles outbreak demonstrates how this could bear […]

OU & Partners Present SPIRIT Programs for Boca Raton and Boynton Beach Retirees, February 17-18

February 9, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Engagement, in collaboration with partners, will present the “Stimulating Program Initiative for Retirees that Inspires Thought (SPIRIT),” a forum focused on enhancing the educational opportunities for active retirees in the Jewish community. The educational series will take place on Tuesday, February 17 in Boca Raton’s Congregation Torah Ohr, and […]

OU Expresses Concern Over Obama 2016 Budget Proposal That Reduces Tax Deduction for Charitable Contributions

February 3, 2015, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, expressed concern about two key provisions contained in President Obama’s 2016 Federal Budget proposal. Orthodox Union Executive Director for Public Policy Nathan Diament stated: “We are deeply concerned that President Obama has yet again proposed reducing the tax deduction […]