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Rabbi Menachem Genack Delivered Benediction Today at Corzine Gubernatorial Inaugural Ceremony

January 18, 2006, by

Rabbi Menachem Genack of Englewood, Chief Executive Officer of the Orthodox Union’s worldwide Kosher Division, delivered the Benediction today at the Inaugural ceremony for Governor Jon S. Corzine in Trenton. Rabbi Genack served on the Governor-Elect’s transition team for the Department of Corrections, the second largest item in the New Jersey budget. The group was […]

Hundreds Register for First National North American NCSY Alumni Reunion

January 18, 2006, by

After its success in Jerusalem, with over a hundred people attending the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY)’s first national alumni reunion in Israel, reservations are coming in quickly for its first national NCSY Alumni Reunion in North America, which will take place President’s Weekend, Friday, February 17 – Sunday, February 19 at the Holiday […]

OU Pained and Outraged By Anti-Semitic Stabbing Attack In Moscow Synagogue

January 11, 2006, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, is pained and outraged by today’s stabbing attack in Moscow’s Bronnya Synagogue in which eleven worshipers were injured, four critically. We express our deepest sympathy to the victims and call on all people of good will to join the Russian […]

NCSY Teens Celebrate Jew Year’s Eve in Bergen County

January 7, 2006, by

Where are Jewish teens on New Year’s Eve? Most attend parties and events devoid of Jewish content with highly questionable activities going on. This year, the secular new year, Saturday night, and Chanukah all converged, so New Jersey NCSY decided to create a cool, safe, and fun event, in lieu of a New Year’s Eve […]

Our Way Welcomes Jewish Deaf to Passaic on OU Shabbaton, January 20-21

January 7, 2006, by

Our Way, an Orthodox Union program for the deaf and hearing impaired, together with the Tiferes Israel Congregation, 180 Passaic Avenue, invite the Jewish deaf and their families to a Shabbaton (Sabbath experience) January 20-21. Highlights of the weekend include the presence of Deaf Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi David Kastor, who has worked for Our Way as […]

Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago and OU to Present Positive Jewish Parenting Conference

January 6, 2006, by

To honor the memory of Rabbi Isaac Mayefsky z”l, one of its most respected educators, the Associated Talmud Torahs, in conjunction with the Orthodox Union, will present its third Positive Jewish Parenting conference in Chicago, with this year’s theme, Building Family Resilience with Our Children. It will take place Saturday evening, February 4, 7:00-11:00 p.m. […]

He’s a Diplomat, Organizational Genius and Jack of All Trades

January 5, 2006, by

The synagogue gabbai – the congregant or lay officer who plays a major coordinating role in the running of services – in addition to being thoroughly knowledgeable about the intricacies of shul practice, particularly the Torah service, must also be a diplomat, organizational genius and jack of all trades, with a faultless memory and endless […]

Communities of the Inductees and Honorees

January 4, 2006, by

The Orthodox Union’s Ben Zakkai Honor Society (BZHS) of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth will induct five new members – four currently or originally from the New York area – and present three esteemed awards, when it holds its Tenth Scholarship Reception, Sunday, January 15 at 5:00 p.m. at Lincoln Square Synagogue, 200 Amsterdam […]

Irwin Lowi of Hancock Park to be Honored By NCSY’s Ben Zakkai Honor Society

January 3, 2006, by

Irwin N. Lowi of Hancock Park will be among five new members who will be inducted into the Orthodox Union’s Ben Zakkai Honor Society (BZHS) of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth when it holds its Tenth Scholarship Reception, Sunday, January 15 in New York. . BZHS is an alumni society whose new members are […]