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Fleetwood Synagogue in Westchester to Host Former Senator Lieberman on ‘American Support for Israel — Is It Fading?’ — Sat. Night, February 6, 2016

December 24, 2015, by

For those who like to plan ahead and have deep concern for Israel, here is an event that should go on your 2016 calendar right now:  “Is American Support for Israel Fading, Firm, or Flourishing?” a conversation with former Connecticut Senator Joseph I. Lieberman.  The discussion will contemplate the erosion of support for Israel and […]

OU-JLIC Fellowship with YU Rabbinical & Graduate Students Renewed for Third Year

December 22, 2015, by

The Seif Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) program has announced the renewal of the OU-JLIC/Yeshiva University Fellowship for the academic year of 2016-17. It will be the third year of the Fellowship, which is accredited as a formal internship within Yeshiva University’s Rabbinical School, the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary’s (RIETS) Fourth […]

OU-NCSY Youth Directors Conference in Boca Raton on “Creating And Developing An Effective Youth Department for Your Synagogue”

December 17, 2015, by

Youth directors from Florida recently gathered in Boca Raton to participate in a networking lunch for synagogue youth and teen directors. The program, “Creating and Developing an Effective Youth Department in Your Synagogue” was moderated by Todd Cohn, Executive Director of Southern NCSY; and Naftali Herrmann, Southeast Regional Director of the OU. The networking event […]

OU Welcomes Proposed Security Funding for Nonprofits in Federal Appropriations Bill

December 16, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomes the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, introduced in Congress last night, which includes a $20 million appropriation for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Nonprofit Security Grants Program (NSGP)—a $7 million increase over FY 2015 and the highest funding level […]

Longtime NCSY Kollel Director Rabbi Moshe Benovitz Announced As NCSY International Managing Director

December 15, 2015, by

Rabbi Moshe Benovitz, longtime director of NCSY Kollel, recently assumed his new position as International NCSY’s Managing Director. Rabbi Benovitz, based in Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel, has a 25-year career history with NCSY, the Orthodox Union’s international youth movement, and will be traveling to regions across North America as part of his duties in his […]

Great Chanukah Gift: Registration For NCSY Summer 2016 Now Open

December 7, 2015, by

With Chanukah here already, why not give the teens in your life the gift that won’t stop giving – a spot in an NCSY Summer Program. NCSY, the Orthodox Union’s international youth program, plays a pivotal role in the lives of Jewish teens around the world. The organization’s multitude of educational and fun-filled activities, retreats […]

OU’s Nach Yomi Begins Fifth Cycle 12/17; Rabbi Weinreb’s Siyum Shiur With Special Mention of Ezra Schwartz a”h, 12/15

December 4, 2015, by

Thursday, December 17 commences the Orthodox Union’s fifth two-year Shoshana Grossman Nach Yomi cycle, in which OU Torah presents a chapter a day of the second and third segments of the Tanach – the Hebrew Bible – Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings). The series first began in 2007. Starting with the first chapter of Joshua, […]

OU Urges Supreme Court to Review Case that Seeks End of Discrimination Against Religious Minorities through State Blaine Amendments

December 2, 2015, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Florence Doyle v. Taxpayers for Public Education case and strike down “Blaine Amendments” contained in many state constitutions that bar state aid to parochial schools. The Colorado Supreme Court relied on that […]

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