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Stephen Savitsky Scholar in Residence at Etz Chaim Synagogue in Jacksonville, FL, January 16-17, Shabbat Parshat Vaera

January 16, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union’s former President and Chairman of the Board Stephen J. Savitsky will be scholar in residence at the Etz Chaim Synagogue from Friday January 16 to Saturday, January 17, Shabbat Parshat Vaera. The OU-member synagogue is located at 10167 San Jose Boulevard. On Friday late afternoon Mr. Savitsky will be giving a talk between Kabbalat Shabbat […]

Orthodox Union Commends Introduction of the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2015

January 13, 2015, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, commended Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Dean Heller (R-NV) for their introduction of the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2015. The bill calls for the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and for […]

OU Job Board Announces Partnership with Workforce1 Industrial & Transportation Career Center

January 8, 2015, by

The OU Job Board today announced a partnership with Workforce1 Industrial & Transportation Career Center. Workforce1, provided by the New York City Department of Small Business Services, helps both prepare and connect people to employment opportunities throughout the Greater New York City area. “I’m delighted to be joining forces with Workforce1,” stated Michael Rosner, executive […]

OU Applauds Decision by Federal Court Upholding Westhampton Beach Eruv

January 8, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomed a decision this week by the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New York upholding the constitutionality of the recently constructed eruv around Westhampton Beach on Long Island. The Court ruled that the Long Island Power Authority did […]

Orthodox Union Mourns Passing of NY Governor Mario Cuomo

January 2, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union mourns the passing of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo. Governor Cuomo, the son of immigrants from Salerno, Italy,  shared the immigrant experience with many Jews of his generation, being the first of his family to speak English and receive a higher education, and, in fact, grew up side-by-side with Orthodox Jews […]

Harry H. Beren ASK OU Expands, Adding Programs and Staff; Rabbi Eli Eleff Joins Rabbi Yosef Grossman in Administering Kashrus Education Initiative

December 30, 2014, by

In the beginning, going back to 1996, there were the Advanced Seminars on Kashrus, OU Kosher’s ASK OU mashgiach training programs, held every other summer for three and one-week sessions. A decade later, the seminars became the Harry H. Beren ASK OU seminars, sponsored by the Harry H. Beren Foundation of New Jersey. ASK OU […]

$500 Reward To Find Elderly Crown Heights Man

December 26, 2014, by

Brooklyn, NY – Moshe Kanofsky, father of Jewish community leader Yosef Kanofsky, has been missing since last week Thursday, December 18, 2014 around 3:30 p.m. He is 73-years-old, six feet tall, with blue eyes and gray hair and suffers from memory loss. He was last seen on Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue, wearing a red […]