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OU Pained by Destruction of Synagogue In Dushanbe, Tajikistan

March 2, 2006, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, America’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, is pained by the actions taken by the government of Tajikistan in undertaking the destruction of the only synagogue in Dushanbe. Following two years of negotiations between the government of Tajikistan, the State of Israel, and the United States, during which […]

Our Way Welcomes Jewish Deaf to the Russian community in Brooklyn, for OU Shabbaton, March 10-11

March 1, 2006, by

Our Way, an Orthodox Union program for the deaf and hearing impaired, together with the Russian Community and Congregation B’Nai Israel, 671 Louisiana Avenue, invite the Jewish deaf and their families to a Shabbaton (Sabbath experience) March 10-11. Highlights of the weekend include the presence of Deaf Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Avrummy Goldman and his wife Ruchi. […]

L‘Dor V’dor: NCSY Alumni Family Reunion Brings Generations Together

February 28, 2006, by

The first National NCSY Alumni Family Reunion took place recently in Edison, NJ, with a capacity audience of 250 participants for Shabbat, and 100 more who arrived on Saturday night. The total included 80 children of alumni. In addition to the local New York – New Jersey – Connecticut area, participants came from across the […]

Once Again, OU Powerpoint Program to Make Megillah Reading Accessible for the Deaf

February 27, 2006, by

As Purim approaches, Our Way, a division of the National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD) serving the deaf and hearing impaired, has set a goal of 100 synagogues, double last year’s participation, to use its PowerPoint presentation for reading the Megillah (the Book of Esther). Purim will be observed on Monday night March 13 and […]

How the OU Is Helping the Gush Katif Evacuees

February 24, 2006, by

It should have come as no surprise last week when Orthodox Union President Stephen J. Savitsky rose at a meeting in Jerusalem of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations with Acting Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert, and with last summer’s evacuation from Gaza (Gush Katif) on his mind, asked the following […]

Providing Advice to Families at a Critical Time

February 22, 2006, by

In recognition that when serious illness strikes in an Orthodox family a whole range of difficult decisions — medical, legal and financial — have to be made in accordance with Jewish law, the Orthodox Union, the Rabbinical Council of America and the Metropolitan Jewish Health System will present a free communal symposium, When Serious Illness […]

Orthodox Union Hails Albany Rally on Tax Credits

February 15, 2006, by

The Orthodox Union, through its Institute for Public Affairs, hailed the unprecedented rally held today at the State Capitol in Albany supporting education tax credits. OU President Stephen J. Savitsky declared, “Thousands of New Yorkers, from all parts of the state, from both the public and private school communities, joined together today to ask our […]

Successful Program Returns for its Fourth Year

February 15, 2006, by

The West Coast Region of the Orthodox Union will present its Fourth Annual Positive Jewish Marriages Shabbaton, Friday and Saturday March 10-11, prior to Purim, at the Luxe Hotel in Bel Air. According to Rabbi Alan Kalinsky, Director of the West Coast Region, “The goal of the Shabbaton is to bring together up to 60 […]