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Eli Weinstein of Long Island and Elliot Tanzman of Queens to be Inducted into NCSY Ben Zakkai Honor Society, January 10 in NYC

December 31, 2015, by

Eli Weinstein and Elliot Tanzman, both of New York, will be inducted into the Ben Zakkai Honor Society (BZHS) at its National Scholarship dinner on Sunday evening, January 10, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan. NCSY is the Orthodox Union’s international youth movement and the Ben Zakkai Honor Society (BZHS) is NCSY’s Alumni […]

Vireo Health of New York’s Medical Cannabis Products Now Certified by OU Kosher

December 29, 2015, by

Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five companies licensed by the New York State Department of Health to produce and sell medical cannabis, announced today that all of the company’s products produced in New York have been certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU), the world’s largest and most widely recognized […]

Fleetwood Synagogue in Westchester to Host Former Senator Lieberman on ‘American Support for Israel — Is It Fading?’ — Sat. Night, February 6, 2016

December 24, 2015, by

For those who like to plan ahead and have deep concern for Israel, here is an event that should go on your 2016 calendar right now:  “Is American Support for Israel Fading, Firm, or Flourishing?” a conversation with former Connecticut Senator Joseph I. Lieberman.  The discussion will contemplate the erosion of support for Israel and […]

OU-JLIC Fellowship with YU Rabbinical & Graduate Students Renewed for Third Year

December 22, 2015, by

The Seif Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) program has announced the renewal of the OU-JLIC/Yeshiva University Fellowship for the academic year of 2016-17. It will be the third year of the Fellowship, which is accredited as a formal internship within Yeshiva University’s Rabbinical School, the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary’s (RIETS) Fourth […]

OU-NCSY Youth Directors Conference in Boca Raton on “Creating And Developing An Effective Youth Department for Your Synagogue”

December 17, 2015, by

Youth directors from Florida recently gathered in Boca Raton to participate in a networking lunch for synagogue youth and teen directors. The program, “Creating and Developing an Effective Youth Department in Your Synagogue” was moderated by Todd Cohn, Executive Director of Southern NCSY; and Naftali Herrmann, Southeast Regional Director of the OU. The networking event […]

OU Welcomes Proposed Security Funding for Nonprofits in Federal Appropriations Bill

December 16, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomes the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, introduced in Congress last night, which includes a $20 million appropriation for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Nonprofit Security Grants Program (NSGP)—a $7 million increase over FY 2015 and the highest funding level […]

Longtime NCSY Kollel Director Rabbi Moshe Benovitz Announced As NCSY International Managing Director

December 15, 2015, by

Rabbi Moshe Benovitz, longtime director of NCSY Kollel, recently assumed his new position as International NCSY’s Managing Director. Rabbi Benovitz, based in Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel, has a 25-year career history with NCSY, the Orthodox Union’s international youth movement, and will be traveling to regions across North America as part of his duties in his […]

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