Orthodox Union Congratulates Prime Minister Netanyahu On His Re-Election

March 19, 2015, by

The leadership of the Orthodox Union extends its congratulations to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Party for their victory yesterday in the Israeli elections. Once again, we can take great pride in the vigorous and open democracy that exists in the State of Israel evidenced by the open debate and record turnout in […]

OU’s Collegiate Leadership Shabbaton At NYU Inspires Jewish Student Leaders From Across The Nation

March 18, 2015, by

Last Shabbat was the fourth annual Orthodox Union Collegiate Leadership Shabbaton in New York City, once again hosted at New York University’s Bronfman Center and at The Brownstone/David H. and Carol Feinberg Leadership Center, and featuring scholar-in-residence Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth. Planning and running the Shabbaton was done […]

OU Kosher’s Pre-Passover Webinar Now Online

March 18, 2015, by

OU Kosher presented its annual Pre-Passover Webinar, to enable its kashrut experts to educate the kosher consumer about the most complex Jewish holiday of the year.  For those who missed the presentation, or want to view it again, it is archived at Moderated by Rabbi Eli Eleff, rabbinic coordinator and  consumer relations administrator, this […]

JLIC at UCLA Spawns A New Campus – Santa Monica College

March 12, 2015, by

For the past 13 years, the Orthodox Union’s Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) program has flourished at UCLA, led for the past decade by Torah Educators Rabbi Aryeh and Sharona Kaplan, who provide an atmosphere of Torah study and empowerment of Orthodox students on that secular campus. Similar programs are found on 20 […]

Now Available: Orthodox Union’s 2015 Passover Guide

March 11, 2015, by

What would Passover be without The Orthodox Union’s Guide to Passover? The OU is pleased to announce that this year’s edition has now been shipped to all subscribers to the OU’s Jewish Action magazine, and to individuals, synagogues, organizations and retail stores that have placed orders at It contains a fascinating array of informative […]

Former OU Chairman Stephen Savitsky to Serve as Scholar-In-Residence at Young Israel Of Plainview, March 6-7, Shabbat Parshat Ki Tisa

March 4, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union’s former President and Chairman of the Board Stephen J. Savitsky will be scholar in residence at the Young Israel of Plainview from Friday, March 6 to Saturday, March 7, Shabbat Parshat Ki Tisa. The OU member synagogue is located at 132 Southern Parkway. During Shacharit service on Saturday morning Mr. Savitsky will […]