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Yachad’s 2017-2018 Daner Fellows Announced

July 13, 2017, by

Yachad’s 2017-2018 Daner Fellows Announced Six young adults were recently selected as Daner Fellows for 2017-2018. The year-long fellowship, in the intersection of the Jewish community and the disability inclusion movement, supports the fellows’ development in working as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team aimed to meet the social and inclusion needs of Jewish individuals with diverse disabilities. […]

Remembering R’ Meir Zlotowitz, z”l

June 27, 2017, by

History has produced only a small selection of Jews whose impact on the breadth of Torah study significantly transcended that which is achievable by a single individual. Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, z”l, is a member of that rarified group. As the Twentieth Century introduced the combined destructive storms of assimilation and disaffection, Torah study became particularly […]

First Hasidic Woman Judge Rachel Freier to Speak at OU

June 20, 2017, by

The Orthodox Union’s Women’s Affinity group is excited to announce its next speaker, the Honorable Rachel (Ruchie) Freier, speaking at the OU’s New York Headquarters (11 Broadway, 14th floor) on Wednesday, June 28th. Ruchie Freier is the first Hasidic Jewish woman to be elected as a civil court judge in New York State, and the first to serve in public […]

Shabbaton for Jews Who Are Deaf-Blind Convenes in Baltimore

June 20, 2017, by

Baltimore, MD – Eighteen Jewish Deaf-blind adults from across the United States, Canada, and Israel joined together for a fully-accessible Shabbat to socialize and learn about their shared heritage at the Pearlstone Retreat Center this past weekend, June 16-18, 2017, as part of Our Way, a division of Yachad.   The 5th biennial Deaf-blind Shabbaton is a unique endeavor. […]

OU Advocacy Mission Brings Orthodox Community Leaders to Capitol Hill and White House

June 19, 2017, by

More than 125 lay and rabbinic leaders of Orthodox Jewish communities from across the country convened on Capitol Hill and at the White House June 15 for the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center’s annual Leadership Mission to Washington, D.C. Orthodox Union President Mark Bane stated: “The Orthodox Union Advocacy Center works year-round to advocate for the values and interests of the Orthodox […]

Don’t let Pa. lawmakers short-change our children’s safety

June 16, 2017, by

Shari Dym, Director of Development at the Silver Academy in Harrisburg, PA, remembers acutely what she felt on February 28, 2017. On an unusually warm Tuesday morning, alarm bells rang throughout the Jewish Community Center in which this Jewish day school is housed. The students, figuring this was a regular drill, nonchalantly followed the rehearsed […]

New JLIC couple makes its way into Hillel for fall

June 16, 2017, by

Rabbi Elie Schwartz and his wife, Miriam, will arrive at Maryland Hillel this August to serve as the new Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus couple, but they won’t be alone – baby Schwartz No. 1 will be with them, too. After news that one of the JLIC couples, Alex and Ahuva Tsykin, would be leaving […]

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