Phyllis Koegel, OU Kosher Marketing Director, Honored At Pre-Kosherfest Media Dinner

November 10, 2015, by

    Phyllis Koegel, OU Kosher Marketing Director and Woodmere, NY resident popularly known as “The Woman Who Keeps Tootsie Rolls Kosher,”  was honored last night at the fifth annual Pre-Kosherfest “KosherFEAST” Media Dinner at T-Fusion Steakhouse in Brooklyn. A Kosherfest regular for many years, Ms. Koegel often travels around the globe and has also […]

Stephen Savitsky Scholar-In-Residence At OU JLIC-University of Maryland November 6-7, Shabbat Parsha Chayei Sarah

November 9, 2015, by

This past Shabbat Parshat Chayei Sarah Orthodox Union’s former President and Chairman of the Board Stephen J. Savitsky served as scholar in residence at the OU’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at the University of Maryland. Friday night between Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv Mr. Savitsky spoke on the topic “Honesty : What Does The Torah Require?”  On Saturday […]

Getting Ready: Training Advice for Team Yachad Half Marathon in Miami

November 4, 2015, by

Hundreds of members of Team Yachad across North America and in Israel are now in training for the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon, to take place on Sunday, January 24 and the Jerusalem 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon on Friday, March 18.  Once again this year, Jasmine Graham, owner of Pace for Success and Fit […]

OU, STAJE & Margaret Teitz Center Present SPIRIT Programs in Queens for Seniors Beginning 11/9

November 3, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Engagement has once again joined with STAJE to present a fascinating, informative & relevant lecture series for active retirees. The Queens SPIRIT series (Stimulating Program Initiative for Retirees that Inspires Thought) is sponsored by the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Rebbetzin Judi Steinig, associate director of Community Services […]

OU’s Synagogue Executive Directors Conference in Atlanta, November 15-17

November 3, 2015, by

The Annual Orthodox Union Executive Directors Conference will once again bring together synagogue administrators from across North America to discuss how to create an atmosphere of a mikdash me’at, a smaller version of the Holy Temple, within their local synagogues. The Conference will be held in Atlanta from Sunday, November 15-Tuesday, November 17 at the […]

Help Yachad Deliver “Pizza4Soldiers” For IDF

November 2, 2015, by

Yachad Israel is showing its support for the Israel Defense Forces and for Israel as a whole with its newly announced “pizza4soldiers” project.  In the program, Yachad members, together with their typically developing peers, will be making and delivering pizzas to IDF soldiers. Yachad, a program of the Orthodox Union, is dedicated to providing unique […]

OU Torah Available On Your iPhone and iPad

October 30, 2015, by

The OU Torah app provides instant access to the world of Torah made available by the Orthodox Union on With a single click, users can follow along with the OU’s many and varied daily learning programs, including Daf Yomi, Nach Yomi, Mishnah Yomit, and Mishnah Brurah Yomi, as well as many insightful and thought-provoking […]

OU Applauds Unanimous Approval of Resolution by House Committee Condemning Incitement within Palestinian Authority

October 22, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the unanimous approval by the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs of H. Res. 293, a bipartisan resolution that expresses “strong condemnation” of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement within the Palestinian Authority. Sponsored by Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Ted […]

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