OU Presents Queens-LI Rebbetzins Conference on OCD in the Jewish Community, May 3 in Kew Gardens Hills

April 23, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union Department of Synagogue and Community Services will present a program for Queens and Long Island rebbetzins, “Acknowledging OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder): Religious Responsibility or Dysfunctional Disability,” at Congregation Nachlas Yitzchok (Rabbi Oelbaum’s Shul), 141-43 73rd Avenue in Kew Gardens Hills on Sunday, May 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The presenter […]

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS and Yachad Launch Online Education Resource of Govt-Funded Programs for NY Private School Parents

April 22, 2015, by

           OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, together with Yachad, the flagship program of the OU’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities, has launched an online education resource for parents in New York State. The Parent Education Resource Center,, is the only web site that covers the […]

OU and Yachad Present “ADHD Focus: Tools and Techniques For Parents and Professionals,” April 28 and May 5 in NYC and Online

April 21, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union’s Department of Synagogue and Community Services, together with Yachad, the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities, will present “ADHD Focus: Tools and Techniques for Parents and Professionals,” a two-part seminar to take place on two consecutive Tuesdays, April 28 and May 5, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The program will […]

Orthodox Union Mourns the Passing of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l

April 20, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union and its board and professional staff join with the rest of the Jewish nation in mourning the passing of HaRav HaGaon Aharon Lichtenstein, zt”l. A prince and a giant has fallen. Rav Lichtenstein was a prince of Torah and exemplified the highest ideals of Torah U’Maddah. He was a giant in his […]

OU Israel’s Oraita Youth Center Hosts Seder in Nazareth Illit

April 6, 2015, by

For a special crowd of 115, this year’s Pesach Sederwas one they will long remember. In Nazareth Illit,OU Israel’s Jack E. Gindi Oraita Youth Club organized a seder in a local yeshivah high school for the teens and their families. Some of the participants came with siblings, some came with their families, and some came alone. […]

Exploring Oraita’s Philosophy at Inpatient Rehabilitation Center

April 6, 2015, by

The week before Pesach when most Israeli teens were either helping clean the house or going on tiyulimwith their youth groups, teens from the Jack E. Gindi Oraita Youth Clubs and Makom Balev had a very different kind of experience. They visited Retorno, an inpatient rehabilitation center near Bet Shemesh, about 25 miles from Jerusalem, or in […]

OU Expresses Deep Reservations Over Announced Framework Agreement with Iran

April 3, 2015, by

Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, issued the following statement: “In 2012, President Barack Obama declared that ‘the deal we’ll accept’ with Iran ‘is that they end their nuclear program’ and ‘abide by the U.N. resolutions that have been in place.’ The elements of the framework of a deal […]

OU Kosher’s Top Consumer Questions for Passover 2015

March 30, 2015, by

OU Kosher presents Passover questions frequently asked by consumers on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241). Questions may also be submitted to These questions are answered by Rabbi Tzvi Nussbaum, the voice of OU Kosher’s Consumer Hotline; the OU’s Webbe Rebbe; and Rabbi Eli Eleff, rabbinic coordinator and consumer relations administrator. Rabbi Moshe Zywica, OU […]

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