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Semester is Done But Learning Doesn’t Have to be: OU-JLIC Beit Midrash Opens for Winter Break, January 4-8, in New York

December 18, 2014, by

With a focus on the university environment as a marketplace of ideas and experiences that pose both challenges and opportunities to an Orthodox Jew’s observance and commitment, the first ever “Intercollegiate Winter Beit Midrash” will be presented by the Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) program of the Orthodox Union for undergraduate and graduate […]

Women to Women: Uniting to Change the World

December 18, 2014, by

People respond to tragedy in different ways. It’s just a month since the tragic terror attack in Har Nof at Kehillat Bnai Torah. We lost five tzaddikim and many others were wounded. Everyone feels a tremendous sense of loss and pain. And now, on the first day of Chanukah, all of Klal Yisrael marked the shloshim […]

Orthodox Union Statement on Release of Alan Gross

December 17, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union enthusiastically welcomes the release of American Alan Gross after five years of unjust imprisonment in Cuba. For the past several years, the OU has prayed, rallied and lobbied in support of Alan’s release. Our joy upon receiving the news of his freedom is enhanced as we note that this week synagogues around […]

Yachad Announces New Summer Programs in New Hampshire & Toronto Area for 2015

December 16, 2014, by

Yachad has partnered with two leading Jewish camp programs, one near Toronto  and one in New Hampshire, in which individuals with special needs will be given educational and social experiences with full Inclusion in the camps.  Registration is now in progress. The shadow program will be held at Camp Yavneh in Northwood, New Hampshire, (Sunday, […]

OU Urges US Supreme Court to Overturn Decision Permitting Religious Discrimination in Hiring Process

December 11, 2014, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, called upon the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision from a lower court requiring applicants for employment to disclose their religious observance during a hiring interview or anytime during the hiring process. The high court is scheduled to hear […]

Orthodox Union Names December “OU Fire Safety Month” in Time for Chanukah

December 4, 2014, by

Chanukah candles are beautiful but they also present a fire risk. In recognition that the observance of Chanukah makes December a time in which Jewish homes are particularly susceptible to unwanted blazes, the Orthodox Union has announced that December once again will be OU Fire Safety Month. The initiative is part of the OU’s “Safe Homes, […]