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Hundreds Join For An Evening To Support NCSY Programs At 20th Annual Ben Zakkai Honor Society’s National Scholarship Reception

February 12, 2015, by

Heartfelt reminiscences and humorous anecdotes abounded as NCSY celebrated the Twentieth Anniversary of the Ben Zakkai Honor Society’s NCSY National Scholarship Reception. Held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in downtown Manhattan on February 8, two hundred guests joined in the meaningful evening as four former NCSY participants were welcomed into the prestigious honor society […]

Polly-O String Cheese Announces OU Kosher Certification

February 11, 2015, by

Kraft Foods announced today that its entire line of Polly-O brand string cheese is now certified kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU).  Polly-O is the only mainstream string cheese brand to be kosher certified by the OU across its entire line of products. Kosher consumers can now enjoy the well-known quality and taste of Polly-O […]

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 […]