Mishloach Manot for Purim Now Available From Yachad Gifts

February 24, 2015, by

With Purim just around the corner, hamentaschen and other treats for Purim gift baskets known as mishloach manot are now available from Yachad Gifts. Its wide variety of selection includes wines, coffee, gourmet chocolates, candies, nuts and even sushi; their baskets are manufactured with unique packaging such as containers shaped as guitars, cowboy boots, hats […]

OU Statement With Regard to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Upcoming Address to US Congress on Iran

February 24, 2015, by

Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, issued the following statement: Much ink has been spilled debating the political dimensions of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming address to the U.S. Congress—both within the context of the impending Israeli elections and the impact of […]

OU Kosher’s Top Purim Questions for 2015

February 20, 2015, by

  OU Kosher presents the most frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers. Questions may be submitted to The Purim questions were answered by Rabbi Eli Gersten, rabbinic coordinator and halachic recorder for OU Kosher. The responses were reviewed by Rabbi Yaakov Luban, OU Kosher executive rabbinic coordinator. Rabbi Moshe Zywica, OU Kosher executive rabbinic […]

OU Israel Mishloach Manot Campaign for the IDF

February 19, 2015, by

  Support the OU ISRAEL PURIM CAMPAIGN  Put a SMILE on the faces of IDF SOLDIERS. They defend the State of Israel all year long. Now you can do something nice for them in return. How can you participate in this campaign? Fill out this form and make OU Israel your Shaliach to give Mishloach Manot. Our goal this […]

OU Advocacy: Mayor de Blasio’s Changes to UPK Program are Inadequate; Do Not Solve Needs of Yeshiva & Jewish Day School Community

February 18, 2015, by

Today, the Orthodox Union released the following statement responding to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attempt to respond to shortcomings in his signature UPK program: For more than a year, the Orthodox Union has made the case to City Hall that New York’s Yeshivas and Jewish day schools are—by virtue of unwarranted and […]

Team Yachad Inspires Runners From Coast To Coast In Annual Miami Half-Marathon

February 17, 2015, by

In late January, Team Yachad gathered 220 runners, its largest group to date, to run for the cause of Inclusion in the annual Miami Half-Marathon. Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is a program of the Orthodox Union for individuals with special needs. The cohort that arrived for the Sunshine State’s 13.1 miles race […]

NCSY San Francisco Bay Area Teen Advocacy Program Makes Its Voice Heard in Sacramento

February 13, 2015, by

NorCal NCSY recently selected teen leaders to participate in its Teen Advocacy Program (TAP). TAP is an intensive six-week educational program that teaches teens organization, presentation and leadership skills for political advocacy within the prism of Jewish values. The program culminates on Tuesday, March 3 with a daylong lobbying mission to Sacramento led by NorCal […]

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 […]