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OU Israel Welcomes Rabbi Aryeh Stern, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem

January 22, 2015, by

Rabbi Aryeh Stern was elected Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Yerushalayim on October 22, 2014. A student of Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook, Rabbi Stern filled an 11-year vacancy that was created by the death of Rabbi Yitzhak Kolitz ז”ל in 2003. The chief editor of the Halacha Brura and Berur Halacha Institute, he is recognized as being […]

OU Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Advancement of Education Tax Credit Program

January 21, 2015, by

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo for advancing the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC) by including it in today’s joint State of the State and Executive Budget speech, and the State Senate for passing EITC as a stand-alone bill earlier today. The top priority during […]

The Nachum Segal Network Announces The 2Nd Annual “Kosher Halftime Show” During Super Bowl XLIX Soulfarm With Grammy Award Winning Musicians To Debut New Song

January 21, 2015, by

The Nachum Segal Network has announced the 2015 Kosher Halftime Show. Hosted by Jewish radio icon, Nachum Segal, the Kosher Halftime Show is the family oriented alternative to the pop culture musical and dance performance on broadcast television. The program will stream and be available during halftime of Super Bowl XLIX, Sunday February 1, 2015, […]

NCSY Canada Launches the Fran & David Woolf Legacy Fund; Couple to Receive Award at Ben Zakkai Dinner, Sunday, February 8 in New York

January 20, 2015, by

A lifetime of dedication to the Jewish future will be celebrated at this year’s Ben Zakkai Honor Society’s NCSY National Scholarship Reception in New York on Sunday, February 8, as the Jewish community honors the achievements of Fran and David Woolf of Toronto and inaugurates a scholarship fund in their name. NCSY is the international […]

Orthodox Union Praises Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling On Male Facial Hair In Prison Upholding Religious Liberty

January 20, 2015, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, praised the U.S. Supreme Court for its unanimous ruling allowing a Muslim prison inmate in Arkansas, Gregory Holt, also known as Abdul Maalik Muhammad, to grow a short beard for religious reasons. The high court originally heard the case, […]

Op Ed Regarding World Zionist Congress Elections

January 20, 2015, by

Some of you may be aware of the World Zionist Congress Elections currently going on through April 30 of this year. All of you, though, are able to participate by registering and voting. I am a candidate along with other OU personalities, such as Harvey Blitz, Rabbi Steven Weil, and Yehuda Friedman. I strongly encourage […]

Yachad Comes To Great Neck With Adult Day Program; Meets At Beth Hadassah Synagogue

January 19, 2015, by

Twenty families from Great Neck and surrounding communities on Long Island have been participating in Yachad and the Jewish Union Foundation’s (JUF) new adult day program at the Beth Hadassah Synagogue the past two weeks. In addition, individuals from Yachad/JUF’s Brooklyn day program attended the opening session to give families a glimpse into what the […]